Charles Etz


Mr. Charles Thomas Etz died on Feb. 11, 2023. He was born in Nassawadox on June 6, 1939, and reared in Cheriton by his parents, Joseph T. Etz Jr. and Dorothy Scott Etz. He is survived by one sister Deborah Etz McDonald (Michael) of Farmersville, Texas; one nephew, Eric Green (Kristy) of Kaufman, Texas, and one niece, Candance Carter (Dan) of Lakewood, Colo. He is also survived by cousins, Rebecca Watson (David), Earl Scott (Paula), Kay Bordner, Sharon Blackmon (Robert), and his dear friends and neighbors Jeff, Amy, and Ryann Flournoy. Charles was predeceased by a nephew, Michael Todd Brown.
While living in Cheriton with his parents, Charles earned the Eagle Scout Award of the Boy Scouts of America at the age of 14 and in 1957 graduated from Northampton High School. Charles attended Virginia Tech and graduated from Hagerstown Junior College. He served in the United States Army and retired after 24 years of service. During the 24 years, he was awarded the United States of America Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), U.S. Army Commendation Medal (2nd award), U.S. Army Achievement Medal (2nd award), U.S. Army Good Conduct Medal (7th award), and U.S. Army Overseas Ribbon. He graduated from the Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Academy and was promoted to sergeant first class.
Charles was employed by Orkin Exterminating Co. Inc as branch manager over a 10-year period and served at the following locations: Wilmington, Del., Baltimore, Hagerstown, Md., Philadelphia, and York, Pa. He was a member of the Noncommissioned Officers Asssociation, American Legion Post 56, (district and post-service officer), Lions Club (treasurer), and the Exmore Baptist Church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Exmore Baptist Church, 11624 Occohannock Rd., Exmore, VA 23350.
A graveside service with military honors was held on Thursday, Feb. 16, at 2 p.m., at Cape Charles Cemetery, with the Rev. Jonathan Carpenter and Barry Downing officiating.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at Arrangements were by Fox Funeral Home, Temperanceville.

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