|Birth: ||Apr. 28, 1931|
|Death: ||Feb. 18, 2011|
THE BURNET BULLETIN
FEBRUARY 23, 2011
James Elliott ‘Jim' Charlton
After a two-year battle with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) and a more recent battle with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) James Elliott "Jim" Charlton of Georgetown passed from this world on Friday, Feb. 18 at North Austin Medical Center in Austin. He was born on April 28, 1931 in Temple.
He is preceded in death by his parents, James Powell "J.P." Charlton and Alice "Molly" Elliott Charlton.
Suvivors include his loving wife of 31 years, Norma Charlton of Georgetown; two sons, Bill Carlton and daughter-in-law Ruby of Bastrop and Joe Charlton and daughter-in-law, Maryann of Round Rock. Jim "Papaw" Charlton is survived by five adoring grandchildren: Emily, Jonathan, Nathan and Clara of Bastrop and Clayton of Round Rock. He is also survived by two step-children, Barry Barnett of Georgetown and Brenda Didier of North Carolina.
Jim was a member of the Crestview Baptist of Georgetown, Texas and a Life Member of the NRA. He graduated high school in Temple, attended Temple Junior College where he also played on the basketball team, and served with pride and honor in the United States Navy. He joined the Navy at the age of 19 and served on several ships during the Korean War. The majority of his service was spent on the U.S.S. Diodon. He was honorably discharged as a Seaman 3rd class from the submarine service. He received a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Arts from Southwest Texas State University. He earned a Masters Degree in Administrative Education at Prairie View A&M. Jim taught and coached in Edna, Texas, taking the ladies basketball team to a state championship. Jim was a teacher, coach and vocational director in Bay City, Texas for 15 years. He was also a high school teacher for the Lubbock Independent School district.
Jim spent a lot of time with his sons, Bill and Joe, coaching them in baseball and tennis, as well as teaching them how to repair guns, shoot, hunt and fish, leaving a lasting impression for generations to come. Jim and Norma lived in many places in Colorado as well as Texas where Jim was able to spread his wings for adventure and try new things. He managed a condominium complex in Steamboat Springs, Colo., and was a real estate agent in Grand Junction, Colo. Jim was avid outdoorsman, who loved fishing and hunting.
The family asked that any donations made in Jim's name be made to the NRA or American Cancer Society. Jim's life was extended as a result of many generous blood transfusions throughout his illness. Therefore the family encourages donations of blood be made in remembrance of Jim.
A memorial service to celebrate Jim's life was held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22 in the chapel of the Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home in Georgetown. Jim's ashes will be laid to rest at a private memorial.
Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.cookwaldendavisfuneralhome.com. Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, Georgetown.
Cremated, Location of ashes is unknown.
Created by: Sue Lilley
Record added: Mar 15, 2011
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