Charles  Lantz

Charles Luther Lantz

Wednesday, December 23rd, 1936 - Saturday, May 16th, 2020
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Charles Luther Lantz, age 83 of Thorn Lane, Grafton, WV passed away Saturday, May 16, 2020
at his residence surrounded by his beloved family.
He was born December 23, 1936 in Grafton, WV a son of the late Ralph James and Lena Mae (Huffman) Lantz.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret A. “Peggy” (Menear) Lantz whom he married on December 31, 1955 and they had one daughter, Debra Kay Kumar (Jamie) of Georgetown, KY; three sons, Charles L. “Butch” Lantz, Jr. (Diana) of Aylett, VA, Steven L. Lantz (Kimi) Grafton, and Eric V. Lantz (Tammy) of Grafton; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and a special grandson, Kyle Lantz, who helps us when he can; one sister, Jane Bolin Weaver (David) of Camden, SC; one brother, James Ralph “Jimmy”Lanz (Patty) also of Camden, SC; also survived by several nieces and nephews.

Charlie graduated from Grafton High School with the Class of 1954.
The he served in the US Navy for four years in the 50’s, serving on the USS Boston C.A.G. 1, the world’s first guided missle cruiser.
He served as a Dispatcher for the B&O Railroad in Grafton until he was sent to Jacksonville, FL, as Chief Dispatcher for Chessie RR and served there until he retired in 1999.
He was a 32nd Degree Master Mason of Taylor County. A member of Knights Templer, DeMolay Commandrey #11, Copestone Lodge #12, member of Taylor County Shrine Club, member of Scottish Rite, Valley of Clarksburg Orient of WV, and Internationial Shrine Club and a member of the VFW 3081.
He was a member of the Haymond United Methodist Church.

Charlie loved to hunt deer and turkey very much. He had lots of friends who never forgot him when he was disabled. They took time to visit and often took him out “to play”. “God bless them all”.

Private viewing will be held Friday, May 22nd at the Donald G. Ford Funeral Home in Grafton.
Interment will follow at the WV National Cemetery.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes donations to be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital at:
Development and Donor Relations Department
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Erie
1645 West 8th Street
Erie, PA 16505
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    WV National Cemetery
    42 Veterans Memorial Lane
    GRAFTON, WV 26354
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Glenn Bartlett

Posted at 07:03pm
Charlie was a great man and I'm very proud to have known him. He had been a good hunting buddy at our cabin. My father and Charlie had been very good friends for years. It is very great loss to see him gone. We will see you again some day Charlie rest easy.

Jean Rosier

Posted at 11:15am
My Dad Floyd Posten was his Dad's cousin. When I was a little girl my Dad took us there for a visit and I went outside to play ball with some of the kids and hit that ball and broke out a window. So sorry to hear of his passing, prayers for his family RIP Charlie!

Ramona Jackson Thompson

Posted at 07:12pm
Peggy, so sorry about Charlie. Mom(Ramona) is with me in Georgia for a visit. She will get in touch as soon as she gets home.

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