Charles W. “Charlie” Williams, 75, of Punta Gorda, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.
He was born Oct. 16, 1936, in Philippi, W.Va., the son of George W. and B. Marguerite (nee Shanabarger) Williams.
Charlie attended West Virginia University, prior to entering the military. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany in the late 1950s. Charlie was a Senior Computer Analyst for the Washington, D.C., City Government, retiring after 34 years of service. He played minor league baseball, and enjoyed all types of sports. Charlie’s passion was playing golf. He also sang bass in a barbershop quartet as a member of the Mid-Atlantic District of the Barbershop Harmony Society. Charlie moved to Punta Gorda from Fairfax, Va., in 1995, and loved the sunshine, as well as living in Florida. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and grandchildren.
Charlie will be greatly missed by his wife of 24 years, Kay; sister, Leah Williams; daughters, Leah (Charles) Stipancic, Amy (Michael) Fitzgerald and Barbara (Michael) Cross; stepsons, William (Dana) Schools Jr. and Daniel Schools; grandchildren, Tyler, William, Brady, Madison, Joseph, Tristen, Alexis and Chase; and a host of golfing and other friends.
A memorial service will be held at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at Port Charlotte United Methodist Church in Port Charlotte, Fla. To express condolences to the family, please visit www.LTaylorFuneral.com and sign the online guestbook.
Arrangements are by Larry Taylor Funeral and Cremation Services.