Charles Gilbert Childress of Maryville, Tennessee departed this life on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at his home. He was 95 years, 9 months, and 9 days of age. He was born on January 5, 1917 in Circle Hill, Ohio to the late Russell Childress and Faye Robinson Childress. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Irene Childress; two brothers, Dennis Childress and Harry Childress; a sister, Mary Howard and two infant sisters. He was a veteran of the United States Army having served during World War II.
He is survived by one daughter, Vicki L. Childress of Maryville, Tennessee; one son, Wayne L. Childress; three grandchildren, Carri Childress, Jason Childress and Stacy Peak; 9 great grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; two brothers, James Childress of Michigan and Harold Childress of Ohio; one sister, Hazel Post of Ohio; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his passing.
Visitation will be after 6:00 P.M. Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel.
The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, October 18, 2012 at the Croley Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Mike Parker officiating. He will be laid to rest in the Highland Cemetery in Williamsburg.