In Memoriam: Charles Henry Wallington Jr., 1976-2015

wallingtonCharles Wallington Jr., assistant professor of allied health at Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, died earlier this month after suffering a heart attack. He was 39 years old.

Dr. Wallington was a native of Washington, D.C. He was a graduate of Oakwood University and then earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical therapy at Howard University in Washington, D.C. He then opened a private practice in that field. In 2012, Dr. Wallington earned a doctorate in physical therapy at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions.

Dr. Wallington joined the faculty at Oakwood University this past July. University president Leslie Pollard said that “although I’ve known Charles for a short time, his enthusiasm, authenticity, spirituality, and his love for Oakwood and its mission will never be forgotten.”


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  1. Wayne says:

    My parents attended the college (now university). My thoughts and prayers go out to family of Dr. Wallington.

  2. mike says:

    His funeral service was an inspiration of how he lived and the positive energy he shared and the love that a packed church had for him. His life teaches us to live a life of service and leave a legacy of integrity.

  3. caribbean queen says:

    a fatal heart attack at 39? too young entirely. he must have been under a lot of stress. sad.

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