Charles Martin

Full Name: Charles E. Martin
Date of Birth: March 29, 1935
Date of Death: July 6, 2020
July 18, 2020 - 10:00 am to 11:00 pm - Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary
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Charles E. Martin, 85, of Lake Helen, FL, formerly of Huntington, WV, died July 6, 2020 at his home.  He was born March 29, 1935 in Huntington, son of the late Harry and Helen Kent Martin.  He was a retired Senior Master Chief of the Command from the United States Navy. Master Chief Martin’s memberships include, St. Peters Episcopal Church; the Ceredo Crescent Lodge AF & AM #32; the Scottish Rite of Norfolk, VA; the Khedive Temple of Chesapeake, VA; an associate member of El Hasa Temple of Ashland, KY; the BPOE Elks Lodge #313; The Moose Lodge;  the American Legion Post 16 of Huntington; a lifetime member of the VFW of Virginia Beach, VA; and a lifetime member of the Fleet Reserve Association Branch 33 of Fairmont, WV.  He is survived by five children and their spouses, Harry C. Martin (Susan) of Casper, WY, Dennese M. Deaton (Douglas) of Chesapeake, OH, Jane C. Gresham of Chesapeake, VA, Russell P. Martin (Debbie) of TX, Anita L. Steadman (Brian) of Virginia Beach, VA; one brother, Jerry L. Martin (Barbara) formerly of Proctorville, OH; 8 grandchildren and 14 great-grandkids and one due in September. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 18, 2020 by the Rev. Deborah Rankin at Klingel-Carpenter Mortuary with the United States Navy conducting military rites. The family will receive friends 10.m. until 11 a.m. prior to the service.  Face masks and social distancing will be observed.  Memorials should be directed to the Dolphin Submarine Scholarship Fund of Norfolk, VA.  

From: Bret F StrodeJul 11 2020 12:29AM
Chuck is a true legend and one of the very few that I can call a shipmate of the First And Finest of the USS Nautilus SSN-571. REST YOU OARS... WE HAVE THE WATCH
From: John AndersonJul 14 2020 7:09PM
USS Nautilus SSN-571 shipmates, their families and alumni call to attention for Charles E. Martin ETCM USN RET and his service to country and to Nautilus. Chuck’s passing to Eternal Patrol will be shared with his shipmates and recorded in the log book kept by the Nautilus Alumni Association.

Chuck, your duty is complete sir.
Let us take up the oar.
'For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.'

Romans 8:38-39

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