MURFREESBORO, Tenn. â€“ Charles William Unthank, father of Deon Unthank (SoGospelNews.com, Sunday Edition) passed away on Friday, December 4, 2009 at 6:10 p.m. EST. Charles (known as Bill to all who know him) peacefully passed into the arms of Jesus at the age of 88.
Deon Unthank said, â€œWhile my heart is very heavy right now with the loss of my Dad this weekend, I am evermore rejoicing. He has his mind back, he’s no longer old and ailing, and most of all he has already met the Savior of his life face to face.â€
Bill was an Army Ranger who fought bravely in World War II. He worked for 52 years as a master painter and paper-hanger. He was a member of the Church of God (Cleveland) where he faithfully served his Savior.
Bill is survived by his wife, Evadean and three children, Brenda (Harold) Downing, Deon (Susan) Unthank, and Chery (Gene) Gray. Bill led a blessed and devoted life to his family and faith. In addition to his three children, Bill was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren through the course of his life.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at Lakeview Memorial Funeral Home in Fairview Heights, Illinois from 4:00-8:00 p.m. The funeral will be on Friday, December 11, 2009 at the same funeral home at 10:00 a.m. Billâ€™s son-in-law, Bishop Harold Downing, will be officiating the service.
Cards and flowers are welcome and appreciated. The Unthank family appreciates your thoughts and prayers during this time.