Mr. Charlie Taunton, 84, of Valley died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Hospice LaGrange in LaGrange.
A private memorial service will be held by the family at a later date.
Mr. Taunton is survived by his wife, Doris Taunton; two sons, Bill (Alysia) Taunton of Marathon, Fla., and Tommy (Patty) Taunton of Columbus, Ga.; a daughter, Jackie (Randy) Bowser of Carlisle, Pa.; stepsons, Wallace H. Workman and Dennie Wayne Workman, both of Beulah; nine grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and many great-great-grandchildren.
He was born April 13, 1929 in Tallassee, Ala. Mr. Taunton was retired from the United States Air Force, where he served in the Korean and Vietnam wars. He also served in Japan during World War II and in Turkey during a period of unrest. He and his family were also stationed in Germany during peace time. Mr. Taunton was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for meticulous service, while serving with friendly foreign forces engaged in military operations against an opposing armed force in South East Asia. He was a member of Blanton Baptist Church.
The family suggests that memorials be made in his name to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Johnson Brown-Service Funeral Home is handling arrangements.