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In Memory

Charles ("Chas") Zoll

Charles (Chas) Zoll

Charles "Chas" ZollIII, 67 of Fordyce died Friday, October 3, 2014 at his home. He was born June 26, 1947 in Philadelphia, PA. He was owner and operator of Bearden Tarp Co., a founding member of AZ Investment Club, an SAU Alumni, and a member of the Fordyce Country Club. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Zoll, Jr. and Thelma Johnson Zoll. He is survived by his wife, Sarah Zoll of Fordyce; one son and daughter-in-law, Charlie and Melissa Zoll of Hot Springs; one daughter and son-in-law, Melissa "Missy" Carol and Avery Nelson of Hindsville; two sisters, Honey Jennings of Poway, CA, June Harkins of Plymouth Meeting, PA; and two grandchildren, Zoe Elizabeth Zolland Ella Elaine Zoll both of Hot Springs. Visitation will be Sunday 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm at Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. Funeral services will be 10:00 am Monday at Benton Funeral Home with Rev. Nick Flowers officiating. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery in Camden. Arrangements by Benton Funeral Home in Fordyce. To sign the online register visit www.bentonfuneralhome.net.

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10/11/14 11:58 AM #1    

Jean Dombalagian (Principe)

I am so sad to hear of his passing and I have many strong visions of him walking off the. football field .He. was a great. guy and had a terrific smile. Also just passed his childhood.home area when. passing through Havertown and he came into mind just the other day!

10/11/14 02:33 PM #2    

Linda Loane (Harris)

I'm so sorry to hear of Chas passing.  His football days at Haverford were fond memories.  But what really bothers me is that he lived rather close to me in Arkansas and I did not know it!  I miss contact from folks 'back home' and would have found a way to meet up with him and his family.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

10/11/14 02:43 PM #3    

Kingman Davis

A terrific punter and pulling guard, Chas could get a little crazy at times.  He loved to practice in the rain, the ground was softer; but most of all he would do chest flops in the biggest pools of standing water he could find.  He would wait till a few teammates would skirt a puddle then flop in between laughing all the way, or during tackling drills wait to bring his man down till he was close to water.  Fun to practice with and a joy to play with.  He will leave many fond memories behind him.  It was a pleasure and a treat just to know him.


10/11/14 05:21 PM #4    

Gary Bullock

So sad to hear of Chas' passing. He was a great guy who always made the late bus home after sports a fun ride.

10/12/14 10:57 AM #5    

Emerson Cannon, Jr

I was just thinking a few weeks ago about seeing Chas at the reunion. Just wanted to make sure his teeth were OK after he tackled me in the locker room messing around and I brought my knee up and knocked out his 2 front teeth.....obviously not on purpose..just an accident.  He was always up for fun! He will be sadly missed.

10/12/14 04:46 PM #6    

Gail Marucci (Yelich)

Chaz was a terrific athlete with a great sense of humor. We all enjoyed being around him throughout our high school days. I am sure his family has wonderful memories of him . He will definetly be missed at our 50th reunion. RIP Chaz.

10/13/14 12:15 AM #7    

Nick Settanni

Chas Zoll was a  great friend and team mate....I can remember too well when we were both sophomores and teammates on the varsity baseball team playing for Coach  Kaiser...Chas took great pride in his throwing and sliding skills ....so much so that after practice he would turn on all the showers in the shower room and challenge all present to see if they could outdistance his water slide  on the shower floor......he always won..!!

  I was thankful that Chas and I could rekindle our relationship over the last 10 years ...we would  call or text each other with  updates and stayed connected. to the end.... 


Nick Settanni









10/13/14 02:28 PM #8    

Bill Marimow

I had to cover Chas in one of our reunion basketball games. I'm guessing this was at our 20th reunion in 1985 or so. He was faster and more mobile than I was, and his jump shot was unerring. In thinking about his death, I remembered this poem, which I first read at Haverford. It seemed right to share it after reading some of our fellow classmates' comments about Chas. He was a  good man who left us far too soon.

'No Man is an Island'

No man is an island entire of itself; every man 
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; 
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe 
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as 
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine 
own were; any man's death diminishes me, 
because I am involved in mankind. 
And therefore never send to know for whom 
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee. 

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