Charles CardJuly 27, 1925 ~ July 14, 2017 (age 91)
Charles Kenneth Card Sr., 91, of Chattanooga, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 14, 2017 in a local healthcare facility.
Charles was born in Chattanooga on July 27, 1925 to the late Joseph A. and Mattie Bell Card. He has lived most of his life in the Chattanooga area. He retired from US Pipe & Foundry in Chattanooga as a pipe fitter with over 25 years of service. Prior to working with US Pipe, he was employed with Morning Star Dairy in Chattanooga and Happy Valley Farms in Flintstone, Georgia. He was of the Baptist faith and a member of Temple Baptist Church in Chattanooga. He was a veteran of the United States Navy during WWII, serving aboard the USS Earl V. Johnson (DE 702). During his military service, he received the Victory Ribbon, American Area, European African Middle Eastern, Asiatic Pacific and Philippine Liberation (1 Star) accommodations. He enjoyed bowling with church leagues, watching western movies, and telling jokes. He was known for his smile and friendly demeanor and will truly be missed by his family and friends. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis Marie Card, son, Charles Kenneth Card Jr., daughter, Sherry Greene and half-brother, JT Card.
Survivors include his daughter, Janice Moyer, step-children, Greg (Shanda) Camp, Steve (Portia) Camp, Angie Flinchum, Shana Atchley, daughter-in-law, Terrie Gitgood Card, son-in-law, Calvin Green, several grandchildren, great-grandchilren, nieces and nephews.
A graveside service with military honors will be held at 12:30 PM on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at Chattanooga National Cemetery with Pastor James Rushing officiating.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.lane-southcrestchapel.com
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Disabled American Veterans, 3725 Alexandria Pike Cold Spring, KY 41076, or to the Wounded Warrior Project, PO BOX 758516 Topeka, KS 66675.
Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home and Crematory, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.