Pilot, businessman dies Monday
Charles C. Folsom, retired local business executive who during World War II flew for the Royal Canadian Air Force, has died.
Folsom, 85, died at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, at Imperial Manor Convalescent Center, Madison, Tenn., following a brief illness. He had recently been making his home in Hendersonville, Tenn.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hughart and Beard Funeral Home, Hopkinsville. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 until 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday from noon until time for the service.

A native of Hopkinsville, he was born July 21, 1917, the son of the late Charles and Cornelia Bass Folsom.

He served as an executive of Bass and Co. from 1946 until he retired inn 1981.

During the war he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and served as a pilot.

He was a founding member of the National Building Materials Distributors Association, was a member of the National Sash and Door Jobbers Association and he served on the board of directors of the Hopkinsville Electric Plant Board.

In addition, he was a former member of the board of the old Planters Bank and Trust Co.

He was a member of the Hopkinsville Golf and Country Club.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Elizabeth McMahan Folsom, and his second wife, Rosemary Wood Folsom.

Survivors include two sons, Christopher C. Folsom, Hendersonville, Barry James Folsom, Los Altos Hills, Calif., and six grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.


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