American Veteran 04

Charles Murphy Ellington, Jr.

December 21, 1946 ~ April 18, 2019 (age 72)


It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Charles Murphy Ellington Jr, 72 of North Pole, AK on April 18, 2019.  Charlie was born on Dec 21, 1946 to Charles and Sarah Ellington  in Philadelphia, PA.  He moved to AK after being stationed at Elelson AFB in 1976 and decided he was never going to leave.  He met Teresa Taylor in 1977 and they were married at Santa Claus house on Dec 21, 1978.  He also received Airman of the Year that year.  Charlie loved the great outdoors and took full advantage whenever he could.  From hunting, camping, & fishing to kicking it in the front yard with a glass of wine at one of his famous fish fries.  Charlie retired from the military as a airplane mechanic in 1984 as a SMSGT.  He went on to be a boat mechanic at Salcha Marine.  He also had his own boat shop, simply named Charlies Boat Shop, in North Pole.  Charlie loved sports especially hockey and baseball and shared his love of hockey with his eldest grandson.  He taught him to skate at 12 and coached him throughout the years.  When he wasn't building, fixing, or hunting something he could be found on his boat.  He fished everywhere in Alaska but was especially fond of Valdez and spent his summers mostly there.  He shared his knowledge of just about everything with just about everybody.  Charlie loved his family, his wife, his five children and his many grandchildren and great grandchildren.  His is survived by his wife, Terry Ellington of North Pole, his daughters, Cherelyn Ellington Hunt of Suison, CA, Rhonda Ellington  Sparks of Fairfield CA and Sheri Taylor of North  Pole, his sons, Charlie Ellington of Fairfield CA and Mike Halbert of Wasilla.  RIP Old Goat you are so very missed

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