|Birth: ||Nov. 6, 1929|
|Death: ||Jan. 22, 2012|
Charles David Farquhar, 82, died January 22, 2012 in Pasadena, Texas where he lived since 1963. Charles is preceded in death by his father, Maurice Leon Farquhar, mother, La Nora Tallant Farquhar, and brother, Maurice L. Farquhar, Jr. He is survived by his wife of nearly 56 years, Win Farquhar, daughters, Jan Farquhar and Katherine Farquhar Richardson and grandchildren, Dakota Farquhar-Caddell, Jesse Lee Farquhar, Donald Charles Richardson, and Brandon Anthony Richardson.
Born in Fort Worth, Texas on November 6, 1929, he led a life full of service and love. As a United States Air Force Lt. Colonel, American history professor, 4th (and 5t- and 6th) grade Sunday school teacher, devoted husband, dedicated father, and wonderful grandfather, he served and loved his family, his students, his church, and his country..
An ROTC member, he earned his undergraduate degree from Baylor University, and was commissioned into the United States Air Force where he trained as a pilot and served on active duty for five years. He returned to Baylor to earn a Master's degree in history and he continued to serve as a pilot in the Air Force reserve. He met Win Monaghan in Waco and married her in San Antonio May 12, 1956. After teaching at Jefferson Davis High School in Houston, he moved to Pasadena to begin his 35-year career as a History professor at San Jacinto College where he also sponsored the Baptist Student Union.
In addition to teaching and flying, Charlie enjoyed teaching Sunday school in the children's division for more than fifty years. He also enjoyed ushering, serving as a deacon, and volunteering at the Family Life Center at South Main Baptist Church. Additionally, Charlie sponsored two groups of Camp Fire Girls and volunteered as tutor with "Helping One Student to Succeed" (HOSTS) for 14 years.
A memorial service to honor Charles and to celebrate his abundant life was held at South Main Baptist Church in Pasadena, Tuesday, January 24, 2012, at 11:00 am with visitation that began at 10:30 am. A family graveside service with military honors will be held at Houston National Cemetery at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the "Makeover Building Fund" at South Main Baptist Church Pasadena, Texas or the "SMBC Deacon's Crisis Fund."
Charles David Farquhar (1929-2012) 82, was laid to rest with military honors at Houston National Cemetery following a memorial service at South Main Baptist Church. Charles Farquhar received a B.A. and M.A. from Baylor University, became a pilot in USAF and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel from the Air Force Reserve. He taught American History at Jefferson Davis High School in Houston and San Jacinto College. He was active in South Main Baptist Church, where he served as a Sunday School teacher, usher, Family Life Volunteer, and Deacon. He was also a tutor for HOSTS and a Sponsor of Camp Fire Girls. Survivors include his wife, Win and daughters Jan Farquhar and Katherine Richardson and husband, Donny and grand children, Dakota Farquhar-Caddell, Jesse Farquhar and Donald Charles Richardson and Brandon Richardson.
Published in Houston Chronicle on February 19, 2012
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As we prepare for our 50 yr high school reunion we are honoring our teachers and our Veterans. As one of our teachers, you helped shape our lives. For that we are forever grateful. Thank you sir for your service to our country. Jeff Davis HS class of '64.|
Linda Lacy Vestal
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