Charles L. Gwaltney (94)
Birth: March 12, 1928
Death: August 1, 2022
Charles L. “Jumbo” Gwaltney, 94, of Carmi, Illinois, died Monday, August 1, 2022, at Ferrell Hospital in Eldorado, Illinois. He was born March 12, 1928, in Carmi, the son of Charles E. Gwaltney and Sarah Louise (Fulford) Gwaltney. He was married to Mildred (Russell) Gwaltney, and she survives.
Jumbo was owner and operator of Unique Cleaners in Carmi for 60 years. He was a member of the Enfield General Baptist Church and he was a United States Army veteran. His many interests include woodworking, mechanics, electrical, mowing, camping, boating, water skiing, fishing and just working.
Survivors include his wife, Mildred Gwaltney of Carmi; son David (Starla) Gwaltney of Eddyville, Kentucky; daughter Diane Gwaltney-Strong of Carmi; ex daughter-in-law Yvonne Black; grandchildren Brian Keith (Emily) Gwaltney, Luke (Beth) Titzer, Sarah Nicole Strong; great grandchildren Jewel Gwaltney, Jonathan Gwaltney, Dion Gwaltney, Rylie Titzer, Dylan Titzer; great great grandchild A’Riah Gwaltney.
He is preceded in death by his parents; son Brian Keith Gwaltney; granddaughter Jennifer Gwaltney; sisters Viola Puckett, Velma Ellis, Vercie Shaw; and brother Hubert Gwaltney.
Visitation and funeral are Friday, August 5, 2022, at Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi. Visitation is 10:00 am followed by funeral at 12:00 noon. Burial with military honors will be in Little Zion Cemetery, Mill Shoals Township, White County, Illinois.
Cook Funeral Chapel in Carmi is in charge of arrangements.