The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

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October 17, 2012

Obituaries - Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

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Charles K. ‘Chuck’ Toombs

Charles K. “Chuck” Toombs, 82, of Oak Hill, died Oct. 15, 2012, from a sudden illness at CAMC Memorial Hospital.

 Born July 15, 1930, he was the son of the late Ryland Toombs and Agnes Bowyer Toombs.

Charles was known by his friends as Chuck, and also by his family and early childhood friends by the nickname of Jerry.

At the age of 17, Chuck became the youngest person in the state to receive his pilot’s license, he graduated from Beckley College and was a pilot and an air traffic controller for the U.S. Air Force. While at Andrews Air Force Base, he helped with the landing and take offs of several planes of U.S. Presidents.

Chuck truly loved being a pilot and working in the air traffic industry. He retired from Yeager Airport in Charleston, with 29 years as an Air Traffic Controller.

Chuck was the developer and owner of the Hill’n Dale Estates mobile home court.

Chuck and his wife, Barbara, attended the Oak Hill Church of the Nazarene.

Surviving: his loving wife of 17 years, Barbara Hickman-Toombs of Oak Hill; daughters, Kaye Woodrum-Robertson and spouse Patrick of Roanoke, Va., Kathy Hickman-James and spouse Mark of Hurricane; sister, Betty Toombs Hiser of Newark, Ohio; a brother, Tom Toombs of Oak Hill; grandchildren, Darrin Woodrum, Novella Thompson, Josh and Justin James, Shelly Street, and Reece and Tori James; and three nieces and one nephew.

Funeral service will be Thursday, Oct. 18 at 2 p.m. at High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, 1435 E. Main Street, Oak Hill, with Rev. Jerry Bush, Rev. David Edwards and Dr. Charles Miller officiating. Burial will follow in High Lawn Memorial Park, with military rites conducted by Oak Hill V.F.W. Post 3110.

Online condolences may be sent to www.highlawnfuneralhomechapel.com.

Arrangements by High Lawn Funeral Home Chapel, Oak Hill.

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