Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 11, 2015

Funeral services for Charles “Charlie” Balthrop,
54, of New Llano, La., will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 12, 2015, at the First United Pentecostal Church of Leesville with Rev. Angela Bulhof will be officiating. Services are under the direction of Labby Memorial Funeral Home of Leesville.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, Oct. 11 from 3 p.m. until 9 p.m. at the funeral home and then Monday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. until service time at the church.
Charles, the son of Brandon Ray and Carolyn Jean Holder Balthrop, was born,
Dec. 1, 1960 in Clarksville, Tenn. He passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, in Alexandria, La.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn Jean Holder Balthrop and brother, Rodney Balthrop.
He is survived by his wife of 30
years, Sherrie Balthrop of New Llano; daughters, Melissa Balthrop of Leesville and Stephanie Balthrop of New Llano; father, Ray Balthrop (Jackie) of Yuma, Ariz.; sister, Susan Shepard (L.A.) of Midwest City, OK and granddaughter, Willow
Charlie was a family man who loved being with his family and friends. On Friday nights “The Boys” got together to play cards and enjoy each other’s company. Charlie was an educator for 28 years he went from a history teacher to
an assistant principal and then on to a principal. He was also a Lay Minister to the Macedonia United Methodist Church of Florien for three years and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Leesville for 29 years. He was also a member of the
Masonic Lodge of Leesville. He was also a Councilman of New Llano for 5 terms. He was the man who waved and talked to anyone. He was rooted in his faith until the end and passed during prayer.
Words of comfort may be expressed to the
Balthrop Family at