Rev. Charles's Story
NEWPORT - Charles Talmadge, 92, went home to be with his Lord May 21, 2016. He was born September 29, 1923 in Binghamton, NY, a son of Glenn and Myrtle (Yeomans) Talmadge.
He graduated from North High School in Binghamton, NY, Class of 1942. He served in the U. S. Army in the European theatre during World War II, with the 3rd Army under General Patton. He graduated from Providence Bible Institute, Class of 1954.
Charlie was a teacher and pastor for much of his life. He served as pastor of the St. Albans Union Church, the Parkman Baptist Church, and as interim pastor for a number of churches. He was a teacher and principal at the Plymouth school, and also taught at the Skowhegan Jr. High for many years. He also served as camp director at Camp Fair Haven, a Christian summer camp for youth.
Charlie continued to be active in retirement as former commander of the Barrows-Skidgel American Legion and the Newport Post V.F. W. He was also a past district commander for the state V.F.W.
He is survived by his second wife, Beatrice (Adams) of Newport; his step children, Brain Bishop, Jr., his wife Joyce and child Grace Bishop; Mary Bishop and child Treasure Ricker; Christine, her husband Roger Greenlaw and their children Zachary Talmadge and Sarah Greenlaw.
He was predeceased by his first wife Edith Talmadge; siblings Gertrude Maulik, Glenn Talmadge II, and Jack Powell; Mary's spouse Thomas Ricker, and her children, Britney and Peter Price, Brian and Joyce's son Joshua Bishop.
A celebration of life will be held 11 A. M. Thursday, May 26th at the First Baptist Church of Hartland, with Pastor Tom Brown officiating. Military graveside and committal services will be held at 2 P.M. Thursday at Riverside Cemetery, Newport. Arrangements are by Crosby & Neal, Newport. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com