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Charles Edward WalshFebruary 28, 1937 ~ March 19, 2017 (age 80)
Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Charles Edward Walsh, age 80, of Jefferson, Georgia, passed away Sunday, March 19, 2017, surrounded by family. Mr. Walsh was born in Wilkesboro, North Carolina, a son to the late Genio and Johnsie Walsh and the brother of Elaine, Doyle and Iva Lou Walsh.
Mr. Walsh declined an impressive appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point, became a private pilot, and served his country in the Army National Guard. Mr. Walsh attended Brevard College in North Carolina, where he received an associate’s degree. He then went on to the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, where he received his bachelor’s degree in fine arts. After graduation, he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked for several advertising agencies as an art director in commercial art.
Mr. Walsh is survived by his loving wife, Patricia Kelso Walsh of Jefferson, Georgia; three daughters – Meredith Bilow and husband Michael of Commerce, Georgia; Elise Osako and husband James of Commerce, Georgia; Whitney Yoder and husband Charles of Asheville, North Carolina; his sister, Iva Lou Faw of Wilkesboro, North Carolina; and six grandchildren.
Graveside services for the immediate family will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 26, 2017 at Evans Memory Gardens. No visitation is planned.
In lieu of flowers, the family would like for donations to be made to the First Baptist Church Food Bank; P.O. Box 395; Jefferson, GA 30549.
Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia. 706-367-5467.
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