Charles L. Ballentine

August 29, 1942December 5, 2011

Charles Linscott Ballentine went to be with the Lord on December 5, 2011 after a 2 year battle with cancer. Charles was born in Virginia on August 29, 1942. He was predeceased by his parents, AB and Sarah Ballentine; his sister Beverly; his brother Bart, and his dear childhood friend, Terry Sawyer.

Charles served proudly in the United States Marines with two tours in Vietnam. He worked for the City of Norfolk for 25 years. He was a charter member of Brentwood Baptist Church and a Deacon. He also was a member of Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 969, and had been involved in many VVA Service projects.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 33 years, Margaret Ann; his son Charles and fiancé Nilda Barnes; granddaughter Marissa Spinhoward; two nieces, Mrs. Stacey McLaughlin and Mrs. Kim Brookover and their families. He is also survived by his “adopted” son Rick McDaniel and family; dear friend Ray Zumpol; special friend and caregiver Mrs. CJ and a host of church, VVA and local friends.

A visitation will be held on Thursday, December 8, 2011 from 6:00– 8:00pm at Smith and Williams Funeral Home, 818 Norview Ave., Norfolk VA 23509.

A Celebration of life will be held on Friday, December 9, 2011 at 10:00 am at the funeral home. Burial will follow immediately at Rosewood Memorial Park.

Memorial donations may be made to Vietnam Veterans of America at You may pay your condolences at

Arrangements under the direction of Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk, VA.


  • Visitation Thursday, December 8, 2011
  • Celebration of Life Friday, December 9, 2011

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Nancy Prothero

December 10, 2011

God is with you and so are we. Hang in there and keep the faith. Better days are ahead. Love you so much.

Nancy, Noel, and family

Julio Garcia

December 8, 2011

My heart goes out to you and your family at this time and in the days ahead. I am hear for you my brother always!

December 8, 2011

Love and prayers are with you during this time of transitioning. Charles will be missed but he will remain in your heart and his kindness will not be forgotten. Ann Marie

Susan Askew

December 7, 2011

I'm so sorry for your loss. I just heard last week that Charles was ill. I know this will be hard for you. If you need anything, please let me know. I'll be there for you.
Susan Askew

December 7, 2011

margie, our thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. Charlie (and Terry) left me with such wonderful memories of Brentwood and the youth. GOD be with all of you.
Judy Coren-Walsh

Susan Davis

December 7, 2011

Please receive my condolences at the loss of your Charles. Aron and I always think of him with fondness. He had a kind and generous heart. I always think of him when passing the 'Anchor'. He so loved camping by the river. Blessings to you as you go forth.


December 7, 2011

Losing you does not mean the end,
It's only temporary untill we meet again!

Even though your not here in body,
your spirit will live on.

You've been a wonderful Dad, Papa and to everyone a friend!

You've always been supportive and quick to help us whenever we needed you. I'm forever grateful that God brought us together as a family.

Thank you for loving us as your own...

Christine, Darren, Amelia and Katie

December 7, 2011

Deborah Lilly

Bob Perkins

December 7, 2011

It can be so hard to face the new year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.