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Obituary for Charles "Charlie" Sult

Charles (“Charlie”) Leon Sult, 98, passed away on Tuesday, September 21, 2021, in Roanoke, Virginia.

Charlie was born in Wytheville, Wythe County, Virginia , on March 8, 1923, the son of Charles William Sult and Ruth Virginia Six Sult. He was educated in Wythe County Schools and was a multi-sport athlete, earning varsity letters in football, baseball, and track. He served in the U. S. Army during World War II (Staff Sergeant, Medical Detachment, 581st Anti-Aircraft Artillery, Automatic Weapons Battalion) in England, France, and Germany, receiving battle stars for service in the Allied Rhineland Campaign (Remagen Bridgehead) and the Central Europe Campaign.

Under the GI Bill, he attended and graduated from Emory and Henry College (B.A.) and Vanderbilt University (M.A.). Upon completion of his studies he was employed by IBM (Administrative Management Division), with assignments in Evansville, Nashville, Cleveland, Chicago, and Roanoke, Virginia, where he retired after 40 years of service. A long time member of Cave Spring United Methodist Church, Charlie sang in the choir and took part in many church activities, including the Thursday Morning music club. He was also a member of Wytheville Masonic Lodge 82, Roanoke Scottish Rite, and Kazim Shrine Temple, and held memberships in several civic organizations, including the Rotary, Exchange, and Kiwanis clubs.

Charlie was preceded in death by his first wife Juliet Taylor Sult of Big Stone Gap and second wife Elizabeth Lester Sult of Wytheville; sisters Gladys Sult Hale, Minnie Lee Sult Copenhaver, and Juanita Sult Smith, and brothers Fred William Sult and Elbert Joseph Sult. He is survived by his sister, Audrey Sult Jones of Wytheville, and his wife Shirlie Mitchell Sult of Vinton; two sons Charles W Sult, wife Florence, and granddaughter Bethel Sult Aviles of Mount Laurel, NJ; Thomas W Sult and wife Julie of Atlanta, GA; step-children Sherrie Mitchell Boone, John Mitchell, Neil Mitchell, Kathie Mitchell, Beckie Mitchell, and eleven grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 2 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at Oakey’s South Chapel. A private graveside service will be held. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to Cave Spring United Methodist Church, Rescue Mission or the Salvation Army.