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Charles “Charlie” W. Tilton
Date of Birth : August 30, 1923
Date of Death : April 28, 2019

Charles “Charlie” W. Tilton, 95, died in his sleep on April 28, 2019, at his home in Charleston, West Virginia.

Born in Charleston on August 30, 1923 to Mary Eveva Dilley and Josephus G. Tilton, Charles was preceded in death by brothers, Virgil and Curtis, and sister, Lily Miller.

He graduated from Charleston High in 1941, then joined the Army Air Force and served in England as a bombardier.  He was later a member and director of the 44th Bomb Group Veterans Association.  In 1949, Charlie married Betty Jane Pierson, also of Charleston.  They were married until her death in 2002 and had two children, Tom and the late Vicki French.  He retired after 42 years as an electrician at Union Carbide Corp, and was a member of the Elks Lodge, golfer, and world traveler.

Charlie is survived by his son, Thomas Tilton, three granddaughters, and one great-grandson.

No service is planned.

Thanks to the longtime caregivers, Roxanna Rardon, and Cheryl Harmon

He was with us a long time, he left the way he wanted to, and we’ll miss him – that’s all we know. .

You may send condolences to the family at www.barlowbonsall,com

Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements,


Sheryl Harmon , Posted on 04 May 2019
Charleston , West Virginia
Charlie was a joy to care for and he will be greatly missed. Many thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Tilton for allowing me the privilege to care for him.
Roxanna Rardon , Posted on 06 May 2019
Charleston , West Virginia
Oh Charlie how I miss u already, you were a great man with many interesting stories to tell, I enjoyed spending my days with you and making sure you were happy. Your bright blue eyes and that smile are unforgettable, I’m so happy that u didn’t suffer and went the way you wanted. Prayers to all your family and friends , you will be greatly missed