Charles Renaut Turnblacer, 96, of Flagler Beach, Fla. died Feb. 16, 2013, at Hubbard Hospice House, Charleston, W.V. Born Feb. 12, 1917, in Youngstown, he was the son of Charles Adam and Blanche Renaut Turnblacer. He was a graduate of Cathedral Latin High School and Case School of Applied Science, Cleveland, Ohio. Upon completion of his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering in December 1943, he entered active duty in the United States Navy. He completed his midshipman training at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD and was commissioned as an Ensign in April 1944. He served in the Pacific Theater during WWII in charge of the Engineering Division on U.S.S . LST 820, which participated in the landing on Okinawa. He retired in 1983 from Huron Road Hospital in Cleveland where he was the Assistant Executive Director. After 35 years as a resident of Hudson, he retired to Flagler Beach, Fla. In his retirement, he continued to play tennis and traveled throughout the U.S. and Caribbean playing competitive tennis on the men's senior circuit as well as competing in the Senior Olympics.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Rhoda Ellen(Sebrell), daughters SusanTunnell (Rodney), Charleston, WV, Christine, Reston, VA, sons Theodore(Margaret), Severna Park, MD, Lorin, Arnold, MD, five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
A requiem Mass will be said at Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral in Charleston, W.V. at 11 a.m. on Feb. 22, with visitation at 10 a.m. Burial will be Feb. 23, at the Alliance City Cemetery in Alliance.
The family would like to express its sincere appreciation to Dr. Todd Goldberg as well as the entire staff of Hubbard Hospice House.
Arrangements by Barlow-Bonsall Funeral Home, Charleston, W.V.