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Born: March 18, 1935

Place of Birth: Wahalla, SC

Death: February 4, 2013

Place of Death: Macon, GA

Occupation: Retired C-130 Flight Engineer - U.S. Air Force ~ Retired Fire Chief - City of Barnesville

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TSGT Charles Lee Jamerson, USAF (Ret)

March 18, 1935 - February 4, 2013

"Last Call"

TSGT Charles Lee Jamerson, USAF (Ret), age 77, of Milner passed away on Monday, February 4, 2013 in a Macon Healthcare facility. “Shot” was born on March 18, 1935 in Wahalla, SC to the late Mr. William Andrew Jamerson and the late Mrs. Alma Jean Crowe Jamerson. Throughout his life, TSGT Jamerson was a loyal and loving brother to his family in Western North Carolina. He always held close to his heart the values that he had gained growing up, including the importance of commitment, love of God and Country, Concern for others, and the love of his family and friends.
Mr. Jamerson joined the U.S. Air Force in 1953. As Flight Engineer aboard a C-130, he spent most of his career transporting supplies, equipment, and soldiers in and out of Vietnam. He often commented that he had the distinct honor of bringing home our heroes who had made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. He would say that it was humbling to have the privilege of returning that most precious cargo to their loved ones. The task was especially personal for him, as he had a brother shot down over Laos, whom still remains listed as MIA.
After serving his country for 20 years, he retired in 1973 and joined the Barnesville Fire Department, where he ended another 20 year career as Fire Chief for the City of Barnesville. Rounding out his life’s work of public service, he then served as a Park Ranger for the Girl Scouts in Lizella.
His sense of humor and optimistic spirit enabled him to battle Heart Disease for 10 years, spending quality time with his brothers, either hunting in Georgia or ice fishing in Indiana. His passion for hunting brought he and his brothers together for more than 30 years. Described by a close friend as, hands down the most genuine person one could ever meet, Jamerson loved with obvious sincerity and was loved in return by countless friends and beloved family who now grieve his passing.
I'm Free
Don't Grieve for me, for now I'm free
I'm following the path God has chosen for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call;
I turned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I've now found peace at the end of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss;
Oh yes, these things, I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
Look for the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I savored much;
Good friends, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Don't lengthen your time with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and peace to thee,
God wanted me now - He set me free.
Survivors include his Wife of 55 years - Vivian Jamerson of Milner ; a Daughter - Marquita Jamerson Orr (& Bryant) of Anderson, SC ; a Son - Todd Lee Jamerson (& Shelly Wright) of Griffin ; 7 Grandchildren - Thomas Jamerson Martin ; Jennifer Martin Combs ; Amanda Dawn Jamerson ; Jesi Ray Hickman ; Aaron Lee Jamerson ; Bryant Theofilos Orr ; & Melissa Ann Orr ; 3 Great Grandchildren - Blake Martin, Kendrick Jamerson ; & Danikah Hickman ; 2 Brothers - William Jamerson of Walton, IN ; & Robert Lynn Jamerson of Rosman, NC ; 7 Sisters - Brenda Jamerson Mahoney of Rosman, NC ; Mildred J. Rogers of Brevard, NC ; Ruth Jamerson Akins of Brevard, NC ; Shirley Jamerson Ash of Pisgah Forest, NC ; Janet Jamerson Ponder of Pinrose, NC ; Sylvia Rogers of Greenville, NC ; & Ophelia Jamerson of Wahalla, SC ; & numerous other relatives also survive.
Funeral Services for TSGT Charles Lee Jamerson, USAF (Ret), will be conducted Thursday, February 7, 2013 at 2 O’Clock in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home. Interment will follow with Full Military Honors in Lamar Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends at the Williams Funeral Home on Wednesday evening, February 6, 2013 from 6pm until 8pm.

Those who wish may view the memorial page and sign the guest book online at: www.williamsfh.net

Williams Funeral Home of Barnesville is in charge of arrangements
(770) 358 - 1678


Visitation

Wednesday February 6, 2013, 6:00pm - 8:00pm


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Funeral

Thursday February 7, 2013, 2:00pm


Williams Funeral Home

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Interment

Thursday February 7, 2013


Lamar Memory Gardens

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