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William ‘Bill’ Charlton

Mr. William “Bill” Charlton, 65, of Seneca Rocks, W.Va., died Monday, Sept. 10, 2012, as the result of a tractor-trailer and truck accident in Rockingham County, Va.

He was born April 13, 1947, in Akron, Ohio, and was a son of Alpha Harper Charlton of Pendleton Manor in Franklin, W.Va., and the late Charles Henry Charlton.

He had retired after 20 years of service in the U.S. Army and two years in the Marine Corps. For the past five years, Bill had worked at Dynamic Aviation in Bridgewater, Va., as a sergeant with the Bridgewater Airpark Police Department. He attended Onego United Methodist Church.

On July 31, 1999, he married Ruthaleen Tingler Charlton, who survives.

Also surviving are five daughters, Scarlotte Charlton Gilkerson and husband, Bobby, of Bridgewater, Va., Abigaile Charlton Miller and friend, Neil Foster, of Mount Solon, Va., Joann Zook and husband, Rick, of Bridgewater, Va., Carmen Shifflett of Bridgewater, Va., and Renea Moneypenny of Grottoes, Va.; three sisters, Charlene Dean of New Orleans, La., Neva Knight of McGaheysville, Va., and Becky Whitmer of Virginia; three brothers, Alden Charlton of Harrisonburg, Va., Gary Charlton of Harrisonburg, Va., and Michael Charlton of North Carolina; and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by three brothers, Charles Charlton, David Charlton and Wayne Charlton, and three sisters, Phyllis Hinton, Susie Deavers and Linda Mullins.

A memorial service with full military honors will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at the Kimble Funeral Home Chapel in Franklin, W.Va., with the Rev. Earl Bible officiating.

The family will receive friends at Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin from noon until the time of service at 1 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the Pendleton County Veterans Honor Guard.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kimblefuneralhome.com

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Kimble Funeral Home in Franklin, W.Va.


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