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Charles Woodruff Richter, III

Charles Woodruff Richter, III passed away on Friday, October 7, 2016 surrounded by his family and the love and prayers of many.  He was born in Madison, to Charles Woodruff Richter, Jr. and Ethel Crew Richter on June 27, 1923.  He proudly served as a Lt. JG in the US Navy during WWII; both in the European and Pacific arenas, including the D-Day invasion.  He returned to Georgia Tech to finish his degree.  He then moved to Marion, IN for a job at General Plastics Corp alongside his former naval commander.

He was married to the love of his life, Hattie Black Baker of Madison,  for 53 years. They lived in Marion for over 25 years where they raised their three children.  They moved to Dunwoody, GA in 1978 and then to Gainesville, GA in 2001.  He was greatly loved and admired by his family and friends and will be missed but never forgotten by his surviving family which includes his daughter Veva Richter Cooper and her husband, Ron; Rebecca Richter Thompson and her husband, John; as well as his grandchildren Jennifer Cooper Walters and Dustin, Craig Wm. Thompson and Jennifer (Wagner), Katherine A. Thompson and fiance, Jeffrey Ward, and great-granddaughter, Hattie R. Thompson.  He is predeceased in death by his beloved wife, Hattie Black Baker, his son, Charles Woodruff Richter, IV, and his grandson, Christopher R. Cooper.

There will be a graveside memorial service in Madison on Saturday, October 15  at 11:30 a.m., as well as a Celebration of Life at his place of residence in Gainesville, on Monday, October 17 at 2 p.m.

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