Billy C. Tarlton, 89, of Asheboro, North Carolina, died Friday, September 20, 2013, at the Randolph Hospice House. Funeral services, conducted by Pastor David Snider, Chaplain Dwight Ayers, Chaplain Tim Pheagin and Pastor Elder Alan R. Caesar, were held Sunday, September 22, 2013, at Pugh Funeral Home Chapel. Burial, directed by Pugh Funeral Home, followed at Jowers Cemetery in Wadesboro with military honors by the Randolph County Honor Guard. Mr. Tarlton was born September 17, 1924, in Wadesboro, the son of William B. and Susie N. Tarlton. He served as a Marine in the South Pacific and China during World War II. He was with the first group of Randolph County veterans to go to Washington, DC on the Flight of Honor. He was retired from Carolina Power and Light after 33 years of service. He was a Mason serving as Past Master of Asheboro Lodge #699 and also a Shriner. He was married to the late Lillie “Pete” Tarlton. Five siblings preceded him in death. Survivors are: two daughters, Cheryl Hurley (Rocky) of Asheboro, North Carolina; and Patty Herbert (Fred, Jr.) of Kingstree; four sons, Ron (Helen), Bill (Janice), and Kenneth Tarlton, all of Asheboro, North Carolina; and James Tarlton of Thomasville, North Carolina; one sister, Katherine Clark of Jefferson; 11 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Randolph, P.O. Box 9, Asheboro, NC 27204-0009 and Randolph County Honor Guard, P.O. Box 1672, Asheboro, NC 27204 or Community Independent Baptist Church, 3228 Brower Mill Rd., Seagrove, NC 27341.