Dr. Larry H. Charlton
March 14, 1933 – January 3, 2022
Larry Charlton, our loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, friend, and teacher, passed away peacefully Monday, January 3, 2022 at the age of 88, surrounded by his loving family. Although he will be sorely missed, he has been reunited in his Heavenly home with many family members and friends.
Larry was born March 14, 1933 in West Weber, Utah to A. Ray and Nettie Hogge Charlton. He was the youngest of 12 children. He was proud of his parents and very thankful for their testimonies and examples of Christ-like love and instilling a value of work in their children. Larry enjoyed his childhood years with his brothers and sisters. He lived all of his years in West Weber by just moving around the block, living in four different homes.
He graduated from Weber High School. He served a fulltime mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ontario, Canada. After graduating from Weber State College, he enlisted in the United States Army in which he served for two years. He attended BYU, graduating with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education, with minors in Sociology and Psychology and was bestowed with honors. Larry always had a love for education, graduating from Utah State University with his Master and Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration.
Dr. Charlton had a very fulfilling career where he touched and blessed many lives. He taught and was an Elementary school principal at Bates, Plain City, West Weber, Country View and ending his career at Farr West Elementary School. He was a much loved, respected and compassionate leader. Larry was a peacemaker by nature, selected his words carefully, and led by example and quiet and humble leadership. Many lives were shaped and impacted by his example.
Larry met his sweet and eternal companion, Linda Knight at an LDS Christmas dance. After a wonderful courtship, they were married and sealed in the Logan Temple on April 12, 1963. They welcomed ten beautiful children, 35 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren.
Larry created many happy memories supporting his wife, children and grandchildren in wonderful ways by coaching his children’s teams and attending every significant event including athletic events, choir and band concerts, spelling bees, dance recitals, graduations, scouting events, ordinations and the list goes on and on. Dad and grandpa, along with grandma, will always be our biggest cheerleader and support system!
Larry was blessed with a wonderful sense of humor! He could find the positive in any circumstance, and regularly shared his words of encouragement, advice, knowledge, and testimony to all he felt needed it.
Larry loved the Lord and knew Him. His testimony and example was felt by everyone that had the opportunity to meet him. As a devoted member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he served in several leadership callings. He was a true disciple of Christ and served with all his might, mind and strength wherever and whenever he was needed. His example and testimony of the Savior Jesus Christ will be a legacy that will be carried on for many generations to follow.
He is survived by his wife: Linda Knight Charlton, 3 daughters: Lori (Steven Parkinson), Leisa (Carlton Ames), Leslee (Matt Toms) and 7 sons: Larry Ray, Lenny Rob, Lonnie (Janika), Linsey (Denette), Layne (Heather), Ladd (Kathy), and Lance; 35 grandchildren and 28 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings, and grandson Casey Parkinson.
Funeral services for Larry will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, January 8, 2022 at the West Weber Church, 4100 W. 900 S., Ogden, UT. The family will meet with friends Friday, January 7th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Lindquist’s Roy Mortuary, 3333 West 5600 South and Saturday from 12:30 to 1:30 a.m. at the church. All family and friends are invited to attend.
Interment, West Weber Cemetery.
The family would like to thank the staff at the George E. Wahlen Ogden Veteran Home, and Bristol Hospice for their kindness and compassionate care. They gave our father the best possible care during his extended stay and we will always be thankful for their loving efforts and administrations.
Dad’s life is a testimony of love – love for his wife Linda of 58 years, love of God and Jesus Christ, family, and country. His life is an unfinished journey and for us one of courage, strength, and example. His legacy will live in our hearts forever.
Service live streaming will be available by scrolling to the bottom of Larry’s obituary page at lindquistmortuary.com