Longtime Aberdeen resident Wilber “Sonny” Edward Charlton Jr. passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, October 22, 2021. He was 74 years old. Sonny was born on March 14, 1947 in Aberdeen, Washington, to Wilber and Marjorie (Johnson) Charlton. .
Sonny was drafted in 1967 and proudly served as a sergeant during the Vietnam War. It was released in 1969.
On November 17, 1967, he married the love of his life Lorna Broten in Aberdeen. She survives him in the family home.
Sonny had worked for Weyerhaeuser Pulp Mill as a bricklayer for 35 years.
He enjoyed fishing, camping and metal detecting.
In addition to his beloved wife Lorna, he is also survived by his sons Jeffory and Mike and daughter Julie Charlton, all of Aberdeen; four grandchildren: Jennifer, Megan, Hunter and Harrison and one great granddaughter, Jaydyn.
He was predeceased by his parents and brother Dennis Charlton.
There will be no formal services. Memorials are suggested for cancer research.
Cremation arrangements are in the care of Harrison Family Mortuary in Aberdeen. To share memories or to sign the Memory Book online, please visit www.harrisonfamilymortuary.com.