He had many ‘adventures’ while in Troy. Many were substantiated by his partners in crime and most were denied by Charlie. Those that can remember the event, or have read the newspaper accounts, wonder who scaled the smoke stack in Troy on Halloween to light a lantern. Speculation had it that Charlie was the ‘the intrepid lad’. After many years Charlie finally admitted it was he. In fact he climbed it twice. Once with the lantern and then again with the matches required to light it since he’d forgotten them on the first trip up the stack. After Korea he settled in Orlando and was a successful accountant and father.
A memorial service celebrating Charlie’s life will be held June 24 at 130 pm at Watercrest of Lake Nona, 9682 Lake Nona Village Place, Orlando Fl 32827
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in the honor of Charles C. Jolley to the Alzheimers Association: alz.org