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Col. Charles John Garvey
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Col. US Army Ret. Charles John Garvey "Chuck" died Thursday, April 4, 2013 in Camden, SC. Services for Col. Garvey will be held at a later date at the Fort Myer Chapel (Old Chapel) with Full Honors Graveside Burial in Arlington National Cemetery. Memorials may be made in Col. Garvey’s memory to a charity of one’s choice.

Husband of Mary Mellinger Williams, he was born in Flushing, NY, the son of the late Charles Carl and Catherine Butler Garvey. Chuck was a 1956 graduate of the US Military Academy in West Point, NY. Col. Garvey’s 27 year military career included 2 tours in Vietnam.

Col. Garvey is survived by his wife of 20 years; daughter, Karlene P. Southard (Rick) of Montgomery Village, MD, sons, Kenneth C. Garvey of Falls Church, VA; Gary C. Williams of

Annandale, VA, and John P. Williams (Lora) of Midlothian,VA; grandchildren, Lauren Merritt and Kristen Southard, Evan Williams and Elizabeth Williams; great-grandchildren, Daniel and Levi Merritt; sisters, Dorothy Kane of CA and Catherine Baeder of ME.

Kornegay Funeral Home, Camden Chapel, is assisting the family.

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