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Charles Wesley Sweat, Jr.

February 22, 1943 — December 27, 2022

Vance, South Carolina

Charles Wesley Sweat, Jr.

Charles Wesley Sweat Jr., 79 of Vance, South Carolina, passed away on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at the Veterans’ Victory House in Walterboro.

Born on February 22, 1943 in Charleston.  Charles was a son of the late Ruth Scott Sweat and Charles Sweat, Sr.

Charles was awarded the Purple Heart while serving in Vietnam. He was a member of the Vance Masonic Lodge #230 and the Omar Shrine Temple and a Retiree of the Charleston Naval Shipyard.

Charles is survived by a daughter, Melissa Sweat Alexander-Stalo of Sarasota, Fla.; 2 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren and 1 step great grandchild; sisters, Annie Sweat Knight (Rudy) of the Lebanon Community and Cynthia Sweat Myers of Varnville; 3 nieces and a nephew, Michael D. Knight, who was his companion and caregiver for 10 years.

Charles is preceded in death by his parents.

A graveside service with Military Honors will be held Friday, December 30, 2022, 2PM at Gerizim United Methodist Church Cemetery in Vance.  Reverend David Fields will be officiating.

The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers of the Veterans’ Victory House of Walterboro for their dedicated care of their loved one for the last 4 months.  They really take good care of the veterans.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Charles’s favorite charity, St. Jude's Children's Hospital.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Avinger Funeral Home, 2274 Eutaw Rd, Holly Hill, SC 29059, 803-496-3434.

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