Charles Wesley Polston


Charles Wesley Polston, 87, Kokomo, passed peacefully surrounded by his family on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019. He was born July 17, 1931, to Ollie (Castle) and Wesley "Ted" Polston. Charles married Patricia (Smith) Polston on July 31, 1953, in Marion. She passed away in 1995.
Charles graduated from Marion High School with the Class of 1949. During high school, Charles was proud to have been an Eagle Scout. He enlisted into the U.S. Marine Corps at the age of 19 in 1950. Charles served in the Korean Conflict for three years before he was discharged honorably.
Charles retired from the Kokomo Tribune in 1993 after 30 years. He also worked for RCA in Marion prior to the Tribune. Charles enjoyed gardening, camping and woodworking. Charles was an outdoorsman, and he enjoyed watching sports, especially I.U. football and basketball.
Surviving him are his daughters, Linda Johnson and Catherine Tranbarger (Jerry), sons, Charles Polston (Robin) and David Polston; a sister, Nelda George (Richard); grandchildren, Christopher Johnson, Elisabeth Belleville (Christopher), Melissa Irvin (Sean), Heather Polk (Jeremiah), Atticus Polston, Emmett Polston, Mark P. London (Megan), Carissa Seagrave (Andrew), Laura London and her fiancé Michael McKittrick; and 17 great-grandchildren.
Those who have passed before him were his parents, his wife, Patricia, and infant brother, Michael Allen Polston.
Services for Charles will take place 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, 2019, at Ellers Mortuary, Webster Chapel, with Pastor Tim Tranbarger officiating. Friends and family may visit from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. There will be military honors at the graveside with the U.S. Marine Corps and the Kokomo VFW.
In lieu of flowers, if you would like to leave a donation in Charles' memory, please donate to the Disabled Veterans of Indiana.
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