Claude “Skip” Arthur Wharton, III, 69, of Seneca, South Carolina, husband of Patricia Wharton entered into eternal rest Friday, May 19, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 26, 2017, in Summerall Chapel, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street at 11:00 a.m.. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL. Skip was born October 8, 1947 in Mount Clemons, Michigan, son of the late Claude Arthur Wharton Jr. and Lucille Keats Wharton. He was a retired Director of Business Operations for the Applied Research and Development Institute, ARDI, of the South Carolina Research Authority. Skip was a Citadel graduate Class of 1969, and was a Captain in the U.S. Army. He served in Vietnam where he was the recipient of the Silver Star for gallantry in action. His various organizations included membership in The Citadel Alumni Association, life member American Legion post 0172, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia Life Member, 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment Association Life Member and was a member of the VFW Member-at-large of SC. Skip is survived by his wife Patricia Wharton; son, Jeremy Wharton, of St. Petersburg, FL; daughter, Mollie Dadin (Brian); beloved granddaughters, Aila and Eliza Dadin, of Charleston, SC; and sister, Tootie Owens (James), and her family, of Richmond, VA. Memorials may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT, 06851, The Citadel Development Foundation, 171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409, or the Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406.

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