11/02/06 - NNHS Newsletter - Charlie Bacon

Charles Willard Bacon, Jr.
(24 Mar 1945 -  27 Oct 2006)

Warwick High School Class of 1963

Dear Friends and Schoolmates,   

   We have more sad news this morning. 

  From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 10/28/06 - "Charlie Bacon":



   Oh, Jamey!  I'm so sorry to hear that!  You and your family have my deepest condolences.




    From Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 11/02/06:

Well ... it took some time for me to locate it, but here it is. It appeared in the Birmingham (AL) News on 29 Oct.
  Charles Bacon Jr.   
BACON, JR., CHARLES, age 61, of Pell City, died Friday, October 27, 2006. Mr. Bacon honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps. Survivors include his parents, Charles and Ruth Bacon; sons, Brian Bacon (Susie), Shawn Bacon; brothers, Doug and Wayne Bacon; grandchildren, Madison and Spencer Bacon; his loving companion, Reda Russell; and dear friend, Freda Bacon. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Virginia. 
Here is the link to the obit page, which has the Guest Book link:


   Thank you, David.  I really appreciate your finding that for us.

And, of course, you have by now seen the larger obit in the Daily Press:

   Well, I would have - had I read them lately........


From the Daily Press - 11/02/06:

  Charles Willard Bacon Jr.

PELL CITY, ALA. - Charles Willard Bacon Jr. passed Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, in Pell City, Ala., after a courageous battle with cancer. Known as 'C.W.' to his family, he was born to Mr. and Mrs. Charles W. Bacon Sr. (Ruth & Willard) on March 24, 1945, in Newport News, Va., and graduated from Warwick High School class of 1963 where he was an outstanding athlete. In 1964 Charles joined the USMC where he served his country honorably. He is survived by his parents Ruth and Willard Bacon of Newport News; sons, Charles Brian Bacon of Yorktown (Susie), and Shawn Edward Bacon of Birmingham, Ala.; brothers, Wayne A. Bacon (Karen) of Yorktown, and Douglas B. Bacon of Newport News; grandchildren, Madison and Spencer Bacon; nieces, Katie and Emily Bacon; his friend and mother of son, Shawn, Freda Bacon of Birmingham, Ala.; beloved companion, Reda Russell of Pell City, Ala., who was by his side throughout his ordeal and when the good Lord called him home. 'We'll miss you and love you always.' CW will be laid to rest at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, in Peninsula Memorial Park, Newport News. Arrangements by Ridout's Trussville Chapel, Trussville, Ala.

Published in the Daily Press from 10/29/2006 - 11/1/2006.
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Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Betty Eastman Davis (class of 62) (Palm Harbor, FL ) - November 1, 2006
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It was with great sadness that I read of the passing of Charles this morning. Although I had not seen him since high school, I do remember him as being a fine young man, with a smile always on his face. I also remember him playing on the Warwick High School football team, where he was quite gifted.
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to his children and loved ones....
Rick Thomasson (Newport News, VA ) - November 1, 2006
I am so sorry to hear of Charles' passing. I hope that you will find comfort in the thoughts and prayers from those that knew him.
Beverly Nicely (WHS 61) Orndorff (Hampton, VA ) - November 1, 2006
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My thoughts and prayers are with you! Jim Davidson [class of 61]
Jim Davidson (Newport News, VA ) - November 1, 2006
I was very sorry to hear of your recent loss. Please know I'm thinking of you and wish you peace and comfort.
God Bless you and your family, now and forever.
Joe Wingo (Charlotte, NC ) - November 2, 2006

My condolences go out to you and your family.

Wayne Agee (Inverness, FL ) - November 2, 2006
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Jamey, sorry to hear about you loss. Gary
Gary Fitzgerald (Newport News, VA ) - November 2, 2006
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Jamey and Brian: So sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you and your families in my Prayers. I didn't know Brian's Dad, but as you know I do know Brian from Warwick High School, while my children were there in the Band, and I know you, Jamey, and the way that Brian grew up speaks Highly of his Parents. My deepest sympathy to you all.
Catherine Hudson (Newport News, VA ) - November 2, 2006
Jamey, I was so sorry to hear of your and your sons' loss. You are in my prayers. God be with you.
Linda May '66
Linda May ' 66 (Hampton) - November 2, 2006
To the family of Charles Bacon. My deepest sympathy for your loss.

Brenda Freeman Jones
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BRENDA JONES (YORKTOWN, VA ) - November 2, 2006
Sorry for your loss.
Rick Billings (Concord, NC ) - November 4, 2006  
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   Our deepest sympathies are extended to the entire Bacon family.

  From Jamey Douglas Bacon ('66) of VA - 11/02/06 - "Charlie":

Thanks so much for putting Charlie's obituary in (as a Newsletter); I have heard from people that I haven't heard from in years. Thanks to    Mr. (David) Spriggs ('64 - of VA) too. The service was beautiful, everyone did well until they did the gun salute and played Taps.

Thanks again, Jamey

   Yes, I am usually fine up until that point myself.....

   Thank you again for letting us know, Jamey.  That's one of the main reasons we exist on earth, is it not - not merely to rejoice with those who rejoice, but to weep with those who weep, and to comfort those who mourn?

   You'll continue to be in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


From the Daily Press - 07/11/07:

  Charles Willard Bacon Sr.

NEWPORT NEWS - Charles Willard Bacon, Sr., 90, died Monday, July 9, 2007. A native of Cleveland, Tenn., he was a Peninsula resident since 1941. Mr. Bacon was a member of First United Methodist Church. He retired from Saunders Building Supply Company, Suffolk, after eight years of service. He worked with Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company for 30 years. He was an avid athlete; he played football and basketball for many years. He attended the University of Chattanooga prior to joining the Army in 1941. He was preceded in death by a son, Charles Willard Bacon, Jr., and a brother, Paul H. Bacon. Survivors include his wife of nearly 65 years, Ruth Bacon; sons, Wayne A. Bacon and his wife, Karen, of Yorktown and Douglas B. Bacon of Newport News; brother, William 'Bill' R. Bacon, of Montgomery Village, Md.; four grandchildren, Katie Bacon, Emily Bacon, Shawn Bacon, Brian Bacon and his wife, Susie; and two great-grandchildren, Madison and Spencer Bacon. The family will receive friends Thursday, July 12, 2007, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at noon Friday at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. John T. LeGault, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Memorial donations may be made to First United Methodist Church Building Fund, 10246 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, Va. 23601. The family will receive friends following the services at the home of Wayne and Karen Bacon. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Daily Press on 7/11/2007.
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   Y'all take good care of each other!  TYPHOONS FOREVER!

                          Love to all, Carol


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