We received the below from Charleā€™s niece:

My Uncle Charles passed away 6/13. I'm sorry if this is a repeat message but I just gain access to his phone and contact list. There will be a viewing at Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 Normal Park Drive, Huntsville tomorrow, 6/19, 11:00-1:00, with a service immediately following. Unfortunately, there will not be a graveside service due to inclement weather forecasted. You can view his obituary on the funeral home website: shmfh.com

With much love,


My comments...  I knew Charles for 15-20 years and we always talked via radio, at club, meetings, and at Swapfest...  We swapped many Navy stories as he was a Radioman and I was an Electronics Technician...  We never served together in the Navy but felt a kindred spirit in the Amateur Radio world...  We were both heavily involved in the Emergency Communication and Public Service side of Amateur Radio.  He will be missed, fair winds and following seas my friend.  73 Dallas N4DDM