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Claude "Skip" Arthur Wharton, III
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  • Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation
    383 Main Avenue 5th Floor
    Norwalk, CT 06851
  • The Citadel Development Foundation
    171 Moultrie Street
    Charleston, SC 29409-6230

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“I worked with Skip at SCRA earlier on when we all felt like family and Skip is one of the good guys - always smiling and just a wonderful beautiful...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Dorinda Gardner - Charleston, SC

“On behalf of the Charleston Animal Society, I want to thank you for asking for donations in lieu of flowers in honor of Skip Your kind gesture in...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Kay Hyman - North Charleston, SC

“Skip and I were classmates at The Citadel. I never knew him while attending college, but met him at our 30th reunion in 1999. His wit and way with...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Dennis McConnell - Houston, TX

“Skip and I worked together years ago at SCRA in the North Charleston location. We both had work spaces located in the AFG department. It was not...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Cheryl Roseland - Rapid City, SD

“Sorry to hear of Skip's passing, he will be missed but not forgotten.Great man, fellow alumni and friend. ”
5 of 11 | Posted by: John McKnight - SC - Friend

“I first met Skip when my daughter Jada Gates went work for him around the turn on the century. I saw her blossom and grow in confidence and...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Cathy Blinn - Raphine, VA

“I will always remember Skips great attitude and humor from the day I met him in 1965 during our "knob" year up until his gathering two weeks ago. A...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Ron and Stacy Sprovero - Ravenel, SC

“Sweet, Sweet Friends,Our thoughts & prayers are with each of you. It's at such a tender time in life we are reminded of many things isn't it? Life...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: Howard & Patty Williams - SC

“I met Skip in 2014, when he was a student in the Boating Safety Class taught by the Golden Corner Lakes Sail and Power Squadron in Seneca, South...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Brian Hackley - Seneca, SC

“Skip was one of our best. My deepest sympathy to the Wharton Family ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Ira Stern - Montgomery Village, MD

“My prayers are with you during this time. I worked with Skip at SCRA many years ago. He was an awesome person. I know that he will be greatly missed...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Soraiya - SC


Claude "Skip" Arthur Wharton, III, 69, of Seneca, South Carolina, husband of Patricia Wharton entered into eternal rest Friday, May 19, 2017. His Funeral Service will be held Friday, May 26, 2017, in Summerall Chapel, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street at 11:00 a.m.. Arrangements by J. HENRY STUHR INC., WEST ASHLEY CHAPEL.

Skip was born October 8, 1947 in Mount Clemons, Michigan, son of the late Claude Arthur Wharton Jr. and Lucille Keats Wharton. He was a retired Director of Business Operations for the Applied Research and Development Institute, ARDI, of the South Carolina Research Authority. Skip was a Citadel graduate Class of 1969, and was a Captain in the U.S. Army. He served in Vietnam where he was the recipient of the Silver Star for gallantry in action. His various organizations included membership in The Citadel Alumni Association, life member American Legion post 0172, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Veterans of Vietnam and Cambodia Life Member, 14th Armored Cavalry Regiment Association Life Member and was a member of the VFW Member-at-large of SC.

Skip is survived by his wife Patricia Wharton; son, Jeremy Wharton, of St. Petersburg, FL; daughter, Mollie Dadin (Brian); beloved granddaughters, Aila and Eliza Dadin, of Charleston, SC; and sister, Tootie Owens (James), and her family, of Richmond, VA.

Memorials may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue 5th Floor, Norwalk, CT, 06851, The Citadel Development Foundation, 171 Moultrie St, Charleston, SC 29409, or the Charleston Animal Society, 2455 Remount Road, North Charleston, SC 29406.