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Charles Davis "Chuck" Martin

Friday, January 12, 1940
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Columbia, South Carolina

Charles was born in Columbia, South Carolina and attended the University of South Carolina before serving in the South Carolina Air National Guard and Texas Air National Guard.  He went to work for Braniff Airlines in 1966 and later Piedmont and USAirways.  He loved hunting, skiing, motorcycle trips, boating, working on his jeeps and spending time with family and lifelong friends. 

He passed away at home in Blaine, Washington.  He will be laid to rest with his parents in South Carolina 

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Ramona, his daughter Claire, of Redmond, Washington, son Mark, daughter-in-law Marianne and granddaughter Madeleine of Calabasas, California.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to:

Good Samaritan Society-Stafholt
456 C Street
Blaine, Washington 98230 

The Stewpot
1835 Young Street
Dallas, Texas 75201 

Whatcom Hospice
2800 Douglas Avenue
Bellingham, Washington 98225 



Guestbook Entries

Submitted by Mike Robinson on

Condolences to you. Chuck was just too funny he will be missed. But lots of memories will remain. 

Submitted by Bill Smith on

Adios, Chuck. You were one of the best and will be sorely missed. May you Rest In Peace.

Submitted by Michael Browne on

Chuck was always an inspiration to me.  Served his country, served his community.  I enjoyed going to the NASCAR races with him and will always consider him a treasured friend and mentor.

Submitted by Bob Nester on

My condolences on Chuck's passing. He flew west with the love and undying support of Ramona and his fsmily. The memories I have of Chuck are wonderfully etched in my own being. He was a true gift to all who knew him. The suffering he endured is over, May he Rest In Peace. May Ramona heal knowing she cared for her spouse with unyielding devotion. 

Submitted by Mike Farra on

My condolences to you Romona on the loss of your beloved Chuck.  He will be missed.  May God's blessings give you comfort at this difficult time.

Submitted by Kathy Robinson on

My best memories will be all the tailgate parties and games at Texas Stadium.  Chuck was always so much fun.  He will be missed.  Ramona you are truly an angel.  With much love to you, Claire and Mark.

Submitted by James G Selander on

Chuck was born to fly.  If memory serves, in the summer of 1965, spending the day with Chick I got a tour of a room in his house in Columbia dedicated to flying. Complete with a wall-mounted propellor and the pilot's license of his father signed by one of the Wright brothers.  AVGAS and JET-A were in his blood, and I'll bet he looked at every airplane he heard go by. Maybe not as strong a bond as marriage, but as strong as a fraternity, the bond between squadron mates lives on.  The members of 65-F may dwindle, but none will be forgotten.  And Ramona, he could not have done it without you; even if he never really grew up.

Submitted by Bobbie Coleman on

I join your many friends in saying what a privilege it was for my beloved CH and I to have had you and your Ramona as our friends.  I’ll never forget how you looked after CH at the day care and know he would have done the same for you had he been the one who was more mobile.  You two had a bond in being able to communicate with one another on a level that was hard for others to understand.  I’m just so happy that your beloved Ramona took the picture of the two of you while you were waiting for the day care bus.  You both looked so happy—probably the happiest I saw CH th rest of the year.  Hope the two of you are able to enjoy one another’s company once again.  You will be so missed by me, all your many friends,  your chidren, little Maddy and more than either of you probably thought possible, your beloved Ramona.  I hope we meet again.

Submitted by Josanne Wilso on

Dear Sweets, Howard would want me to remind you of all the good old times we had, and I want to remind you of how much I missed you when you stopped makiing your trips to Columbia. But you knew that I'm sure. There are no friends like old friends.  Well, I guess you and your Sweets, Howard, are off on one of your swamp stomps, camping and hunting and carrying on like God knows what!  It makes me happy to believe that the two of you ate laughing together and getting into mischief together once again. I love you.



Submitted by Jacqueline Scott on

My heart aches for you all at this time Ramona and family.  What a loving man you have lost.  It was such a pleasure to get to know Chuck in this past 2 years.  He was a kind and loving soul and he will be missed.  His wings will soar like and eagle into heaven now and be in peace.  Much love to you all at this time of healing.   Jacquie Scott & family

Submitted by Ramona on

So true.

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