Charles L McGathy

Charles L McGathy

Birth
Gadsden, Etowah County, Alabama, USA
Death 9 Dec 2007 (aged 77)
Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida, USA
Burial Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida, USA
Plot Sec 3E ROW 10B, Site 5
Memorial ID 49987352 · View Source
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Charles Leroy McGathy,, Capt. USN was born in Gadsden, Alabama on August 3, 1930 and was active in the Boy Scouts earning the rank of Eagle Scout with 12 Palms in March 1945. He attended Kent State University, Kent, Ohio. The U.S.N. Post Graduate School, Monterey, CA and earned a Masters Degree in International Affairs at the Naval War College, Newport, RI. He retired as a Captain in the Navy after serving 30 years where he was a decorated aviator with 5500 flight hours and 535 carrier landings to his credit. Upon retiring from the Navy, Chuck moved to Gainesville to start the NROTC program at Gainesville High School. He taught for 10 years. Chuck is survived by his wife, Valeria, his only child, Heather and her husband Roger Hensley, of Seven Lakes, North Carolina, two grandchildren, Hannah and Chuck. Family and Friends are invited to a Memorial Service for a celebration of his life on Saturday, December 15, 2007 from 11:00-1:00 pm at the Gainesville Country Club. 7300 SW 35th Way, Gainesville, FL 32608. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Veteran's of Foreign Wars, 1150 N.E. Waldo Rd, Gainesville, FL 32641. Arrangements are under the care of Forest Meadows Funeral Home.

Gainesville Sun, The (FL) - Thursday, December 13, 2007

Gravesite Details CAPT US NAVY; VIETNAM

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  • Created by: GerbLady
  • Added: 20 Mar 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial 49987352
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles L McGathy (3 Aug 1930–9 Dec 2007), Find a Grave Memorial no. 49987352, citing Florida National Cemetery, Bushnell, Sumter County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by GerbLady (contributor 46637511) .