CHARLOTTE-- Royle Lee Champion, 86, of 3215 Dublin Rd. in Charlotte, passed away Saturday Jan. 19, 2013, at Levine & Dickson Hospice House in Charlotte.
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Born June 9, 1926 in Cleveland County, he was the son of the late Lee Champion and Gazie Southard Champion. He was a retired fueler for Eastern Airlines and served in the US Navy during WWII on the Aircraft Carrier USS Tarawa.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Janet Elsie Thayer Champion.
Survivors include one daughter, Candace Burke of Charlotte and one grandson, Jason Edmund Burke of Charlotte.
Funeral Service: Graveside service will be Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. at Rose Hill Memorial Park in Fallston
Officiated By: the Rev. David Hiatt
Funeral Home: Stamey Funeral Home is serving the Champion family
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Charlotte 2700 Toomey Ave. Charlotte, NC 28203.
Online Condolences: www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Stamey Funeral Home - Fallston
846 E. Stagecoach Trail PO Box 639 Fallston, NC 28042
Published in Shelby Star on Jan. 21, 2013