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Charles Elmer Gill

Winston Salem, North Carolina

May 10, 1931 – Apr 8, 2020 (Age 88)


May 10, 1931
April 8, 2020
Winston Salem, North Carolina


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Davidson Funeral Home - Winston Salem Obituary

Please note: Due to the governor's orders amidst the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Celebration of Life service that was previously planned for Mr. Gill has been rescheduled, and will be held from 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm, on Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Freeman Street Baptist Church.


Charles Elmer Gill, age 88 passed away Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at Forsyth Medical Center. In keeping with Governor Cooper Covid 19 recomedations, a private graveside service was previously held at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens. 


Mr. Gill  was born on May 10, 1931 in Forsyth County to Richard Gill, Sr. and Mary Hudson Gill. He was retired from The Industries for the Blind and was a member of Freeman Street Baptist Church.  He was a veteran of The US Air Force. His parents, wife, Lillian Barringer Gill, son, William Charles Gill grandson, Billy O’Quinn and great granddaughter, Alyssa Clowers all preceded him in death. He was also Preceded by a brother, Marvel Richard Gill, Jr. and Sisters, Margaret Sprinkle, Eunice Robertson and Hazel Williams.


Surviving are his daughters, Colleen Sprinkle and Kay Mumaw both of Winston Salem and Mary Elizabeth Richards of Florida.  There are 15 grandchildren, 49 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren, as well as many loving nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.


Memorials may be made to The Blinded Veterans Association, 1101 King St STE300, Alexandria, VA. 22314 or Freeman Street Baptist Church 2311 Freeman Street, Winston Salem, NC 27127.


Davidson Funeral Home Hickory Tree Chapel is serving the Gill Family



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Charles. I miss you I know your happy now

You are always in my thoughts and prayers

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I love you so very much,..I will miss you but so happy that now you can see and are with aunt Lillian and our Lord and savior.

We are so sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love in Christ~ David & Tamara

I read about this dear man in the news. To the family..I'm so sorry for your loss and so very sorry you couldn't be there with him during his last week on earth. I understand the thoughts you shared with the news and support you.
Your friend from near Asheville, NC

I read about your precious father online and article on TV. First, I would like to say Thank for caring for one of our countrys veterans which is also your father and, I personally thank him for his service to our country. My WWII father at 98 years old went onto Glory Land last year and I was able to hold his hand as Jesus took his other hand and ushered him into Heaven. I cant image the grieve you are going through not being with him but please know your father was NOT alone as Jesus was...

I didnt know your father but I read your story. It saddens my heart that you had to face the difficult time alone. Thank you for sharing your story. May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.

I am so very sorry about your dad!! I did not know him, nor your family but my heart broke as I read about his last week, alone!!! I am so sorry you all were not able to comfort one another. I am praying that you all will continue to be wrapped in the strong arms of Jesus as He speaks, love, comfort and peace over your hearts.
Thank you for sharing your story.
Kindest Regards & Deepest Sympathy,
Bonnie Hilton