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Charles Richard Joseph, 80

NEW CANTON, June 8 -Charles Richard Joseph, 80, of New Canton, Buckingham, died on Saturday, June 5, 2004 at his residence.

Born December 21, 1923 In Charlottesville he was the son of the late Charles Richard Joseph and Fannie Brown Joseph.

Having owned and operated Allied Exterminating Company from 1972 until 1989, he had also been a police officer in Richmond, and had attended one year at the T. C. Williams Law School in Richmond. He had also served in the Army Air Corps, US Army, 29th. Inf. Div., 1505 AAF, 504th. Prch. Inf. Reg. Reserve from 1941 – 1955.

He is survived by his wife, Margaret McDonald Joseph, of Buckingham; two daughters, Linda Adel Joseph Walton of Charlottesville, and Karen Leigh Joseph Barton of Faber; four sons, Charles Richard Joseph of Red Hill, SC, Carl Wade Joseph of Keswick, John Mark Joseph of Richmond, and Leonard Clay Joseph of Eden, NC; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great grandchildren.

A graveside funeral service was held at 1a.m. today (Tuesday) in Holly Memorial Gardens with the Rev. Sidney Craig officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Buckingham Baptist Church, Route 15 South, Arvonia.

Hill and Wood Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.