|Birth: ||Dec. 12, 1927|
|Death: ||Oct. 4, 2008|
CHARLES W. MUNRO: HPROA member Charlie Munro passed away Saturday, October 4, 2008 in the Tyler, Texas area. Sergeant Charles W. Munro who retired from the Department on May 23, 1983, after serving over thirty-one (31) years, had rose to the rank of Sergeant. Charles was a graduate of HPD Class #8 At the time of his retirement, he was assigned to the Central Patrol Division. He joined the Department on January 7, 1952, entering Police Academy Class No. 8. He is survived by his daughter, Bonnie and one other daughter and was predeceased by his wife. Charlie served in the Merchant Marines and in the U.S. Army in World War II and the Korean War..
Charles Munro was a man of humbled beginnings. He was born on December 12, 1927, in Liberty Hill to the late John Oliver and Martha Wilson Munro. He was a veteran of WWII and served in the occupation of Japan in the service of the U.S. Army. He continued this service through the Houston Police Department, gaining several commendations and accolades. He served the police force for over 34 years and he was a member of the 8th class to graduate the police academy. His service to the community continued after retiring from the police force; he served 10 more years with the U.S. Marshals Service.
He was a dedicated husband and father. He was the father of three beautiful girls. He endured the passing of his two daughters and his wife, whom he loved very much.
He is survived by his daughter, Bonnie Sue Munro; three grandchildren; and great-grandchildren who love him dearly. In addition to his immediate family, Charles Munro had very close friendships around the world. Chances are if you mention his name anywhere in the world, you will find people that love and respect him.
Charles Munro's generous spirit never slept. He was constantly involved in multiple organizations for the benefit of his community, including over 50 years of service to Masonic lodges and their affiliates such as the Scottish rite, Canton Lodge, Hoquium Lodge, Prince Hall and The Philalethes Society, of which he was a Fellow. Through these organizations, Charles touched the lives of many people and fulfilled duties as a Christian doing God's work. Charles Munro was a beloved member of his family and his community and his passing is a great loss to humanity. Although he's gone, his memory will live on by the many lives he's touched.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice of East Texas, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, 75701; Canton Masonic Lodge, P.O. Box 238, Arp, 75750; or Houston Retired Peace Officers' Association, P.O. Box 2288, Houston, 77252-2288. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lloyd James Funeral Home, 1101 East 1st St. Tyler Tx, 903-597-6611. Visitation were held at 1:00PM to 2:00PM on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at the First Christian Church, 4202 S. Broadway at Loop 323.in Tyler. Funeral Services were at 2:00PM on Tuesday, October 7, 2008 at the First Christian Church, 4202 S. Broadway at Loop 323. Burial followed at Bullard Cemetery, Smith County, on Farm Road 344, Bullard, Texas
Charlie lived to be 80 years, 9 months and 23 days old.
Sue Munro (1929 - 1995)*
Created by: James Haney
Record added: Oct 08, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 30415447
Added: Oct. 8, 2008
Dada, I love you. I will miss you tremendously. Until we meet again.|
Charles W. Munro
Added: Oct. 15, 2008