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Charles D. Walts

Charles D. Walts, 87, Georgetown, died Tuesday evening, Oct. 19, 2004, at Green Valley Care Center in New Albany.
A native of Georgetown, born Feb. 12, 1917, he was the son of the late Shelby and Maggie Hottel Walts.
He was a retired postmaster for Georgetown, where he worked 30 years, an Air Force veteran of World War II, a B-17 pilot for the 100th Bombing Group and a Prisoner of War for 20 months. He was a member of Georgetown Christian Church, Kentuckiana Chapter of the American Ex-POWs, American Legion Bonnie Sloan Post in New Albany, the 8th Air Force Historical Society, and a charter member of the Georgetown Optimist Club.
Survivors include his wife, the former Thelma Avery; two sons, Allen A. Walts of Jeffersonville and Gregory Walts of Georgetown; a daughter, LuAnn Weed of Danville; three brothers, Harold, Glenn and Donald Walts, all of Georgetown; five sisters, Mildred Massey of New Albany, Wanda Reinhardt of Lanesville, Martha Mayes of Las Vegas, Gladys Hughes of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Patty Lind of Scottsdale, Ariz.; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Friday, Oct. 22, at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Georgetown with burial in Wolfe Cemetery.
Officiant: The Rev. Roy McClain.
Pallbearers: Eric Walts, Chris Truelsen, Michael Weed, John Campbell, Jerry Reinhardt and Jimmy Burden.
The family suggests memorial gifts to his church or to charity of choice.