Mr. Gresham died following a short illness on Friday, Dec. 23, 2013, at St. Thomas Hospital in Nashville, Tenn.
He was born on Jan. 31, 1926, in Lamsco to Carlie Shafter Gresham and Gertie Cummins Gresham.
Mr. Gresham retired with 20 years of service in the United States Army, entering the service as an Army Air Corps Cadet, training as an aerial gunner on the B-17 Flying Fortress. He was involved in the B-24 Liberator aircraft engine shop, Army Veterinary Corps, and ended WWII training as an aerial gunner on the new B-29 Super-fortress.
He went on to the Army’s 1st Division (Big Red One), serving as a tank commander. He finished his 20 years as an Army recruiter. Following his retirement from the Army, he was employed by Western State Hospital as a contact representative. Later he became an Audiologist, owning and operating The Tate Hearing Aid Center in Princeton.
Carlie Gresham is survived by his wife of 64 years, Carlotta Hamilton Gresham; five sons, Eddie Gresham (and wife Judy) of Hopkinsville; Bob Gresham (and wife Debbie) of Leaburg, Ore., Richard Gresham of Fairbanks, Alaska, David Gresham of Canby, Ore. and Frank Gresham of Lyon County; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.