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Stuart A. Wharton

September 4, 1963 — December 15, 2020

Stuart Allen Wharton went to be with His Lord on the morning of December 15, 2020

at his home near Amanda after fighting a courageous 3 ½ year battle with stage-4 

cancer. Stuart was born on September 4, 1963, in Lancaster, to Donald Buryl Wharton

and Ruth Ellen Wharton (Loy).

   Stu graduated from Amanda-Clear Creek in 1981, and in 1982 enlisted in the United 

States Navy, along with his Amanda High classmates Chip Elder and Jay Sandy. He

graduated from the Basic Enlisted Submarine School March 3, 1983 and became a 

Plank Owner of the USS Georgia SSBN729, an Ohio-Class Nuclear Submarine, which

was commissioned on February 11, 1984.

   In December of 1986, following his discharge from active Naval duty, Stu went to work 

for the family business, Buckeye Products. He subsequently earned his undergraduate 

degree in Industrial Technology from Ohio University (Lancaster and Athens) and in

2000 he became president of Buckeye following the July passing of Donald, a position

that he held until the present.

   Besides serving in the Navy Reserves, where he earned his full military retirement, Stu

was a long-time member of American Legion Post 11, in Lancaster, where he served as

a past Post Commander and was a long-time Trustee. Stu was also a member of the

 Fairfield County Voiture Locale #498 of the 40/8, where he served as the 8th District 

Cheminot and Sou Cheminot, and was also a long-time serving Locale Correspondent. 

   Stuart was preceded in passing by his parents, Donald and Ruth; his paternal grand-

parents, Buryl Wharton and Anna Wharton (Moyer); his maternal grandparents, 

Jennings Loy and Mary Opal Loy (Dennison); his cousins, Timothy Keller and Robert

Loy, Jr.; along with many aunts and uncles. He is survived by his brother, Terrance

Wharton, of Amanda, by his aunt and uncle, Carolyn and Daniel Wharton, of Amanda, 

in addition to several loving cousins.

   Heartfelt appreciation is extended to the staff at Fairfield Medical Center, to the staff

at The James, at Ohio State University, and to the entire staff at Heartland Hospice, of


   Stuart's visitation will take place on Sunday, December 20, from 2-5 PM, at the Taylor Theller 

Funeral Home, in Amanda. His funeral service will held at Floral Hills Memory Gardens,

on Coonpath Rd., on Monday December 21, at 1:30 PM. with Pastor Steve Hayes of 

the Laurelville Church of God officiating, and Military Honors to be performed by 

AMVETS Post 2256 Honor Guard, of Circleville.

   In lieu of flowers, the family urges that donations be made to Heartland Hospice.

   In accordance with State mandates, COVID Protocols including facial coverings and social distancing will be followed.

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