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William Jack Charlton

KSAL StaffMay 3, 2018

William Jack Charlton,93, of Salina, passed away April 29, 2018. He
was born on May 5, 1924, in Salina the son of William and Ethyl
(Smith) Charlton. He attended Bethany College before serving two
years in the United States Navy. When he returned from the Navy he
served as a warehouse clerk at Schilling Air Force base in Salina
until it closed. In 1948 he met and married Dorothy Loder, and they
were married 58 years. He was later hired by School Specialty Supply
as a Warehouse Foreman.

Jack is best remembered as an avid antique collector and was nicknamed
Flashlight Jack because he was known for going to flea markets and
garage sales in the dark to get the best buys. He was often consulted
for his knowledge and advice about collectibles.
Jack is survived by his two children, Robin Vandegrift (Don) and Kent
Charlton of Salina, grandchildren Michele Gardner (Josh), Justin
Charlton, and Shane Charlton of Salina; Brady (Mai) and Callie
Vandegrift of Boise, Idaho, Audrey (Chad) Mortimer of Salina, and
five great-grandchidren.
A private memorial service will be at a later date. Memorials may be
made to the Friends of the River Foundation, 159 South 4th, Salina, KS
67401, or Greater Salina Community Foundation, 119 West Iron, Salina,
KS 67401.

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