Elmer Lee 'Buddy' Charleton Passes Away At 72
January 26, 2011 at 10:40 AM (PT)
ELMER LEE “BUDDY” CHARLETON, the musician and teacher whose pedal steel guitar work was an integral element in COUNTRY MUSIC HALL OF FAMER ERNEST TUBB’s TEXAS TROUBADOURS band, lost his battle with lung cancer last night (1/25) at his home in LOCUST GROVE, VA. He was 72.
From 1962 until 1973, CHARLETON was a featured TROUBADOUR, playing steel guitar. He is also known for his post-TUBB career as a pedal steel guitar teacher in the WASHINGTON, D.C. area. His students became some of contemporary Country music’s most accomplished players, including BRUCE BOUTON, ROBIN RUDDY, ROBBIE FLINT, TOMMY DETAMORE, DOUG SAHM and TOMMY HANNUM.
Funeral services will be held on MONDAY (1/31) at JOHNSON’S FUNERAL HOME in LOCUST GROVE, VA. There will be no separate visitation but there will be a time after the funeral for fellowship with BUDDY’s friends and family. The funeral home can be reached at (540) 854-5100.
Read more about CHARLETON here.