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Charles George Kunkle

February 21, 1942 ~ January 8, 2022 (age 79)

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Charles George Kunkle, 79, died peacefully at Ft. Walton Medical Hospital January 8, 2022 with his children by his side. He was born February 21, 1942 in Chicago, IL.

Charles “Chuck” was a caring father, an avid fisherman and loved working on projects. Chuck retired from the Air Force after 23 yrs of service. He also worked as technical analyst in the government defense industry until he retired in 1999.

In addition to his parents Chuck was preceded in death by his wife of 45 years, Janet A.Kunkle, his sister Carol Sutherland and brother Clifford Kunkle. He is survived by his sister Celia Dizonno of Chicago IL; his children; Andy and Melissa Kunkle of Sumter SC; his grandchildren Megan Kunkle of Washington DC and Emily Kunkle of Sumter SC; Dennis and Dori Kunkle; his grandchildren Andrew and Luke Kunkle of Jacksonville FL.; Mark and Connie Sweetland of Crestview, FL; his grandchildren Jesse and Lara Sweetland of Pensacola, FL; his great grandchildren Clarisa and Samatha Sweetland; his grand daughter Sandi Sweetland of Pensacola, Fl; his daughter Ms. Tracy L. Sweetland of Santa Rosa Beach, FL.; his best friends, Robert D. “Bobby” Lewis of Shalimar, FL and Lucius G. “Skip” Holloway of Macon, GA.

A private celebration of life with family and friends will be held at his Shalimar home.


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