Charles H. Walkinshaw died November 18, 2014 of Parkinson's' complications. He was born November 14, 1935 in Blairsville, PA, graduated from University of Florida and earned his PhD from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He published his thesis on Corky Ring Spot disease.
He worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture from 1963 to 1995 as a Plant Pathologist, including a special assignment with NASA managing the Lunar Receiving lab at the Johnson Space Center in Houston.
His interest in advancing minority and women's status in the field of Science included initiating programs and seminars across the South. He was a life-long member of Sigma Xi.
His memorial service was held at Trinity Episcopal, Columbus Georgia and his ashes will be buried in the Old Episcopal cemetery in Tallahassee, Florida. He is survived by his wife, Camille, three sons and two daughters.