Mr. Charles E. “Charlie” Register, Jr., passed from this life Tuesday morning, Aug. 12, 2014, at home with his family.
Born Feb. 9, 1924 in Lynn Haven, Mr. Register had been a resident of Hitchcock, Texas for 52 years. He proudly served his country in the U. S. Navy on the USS Bennington before becoming a boat captain for Houston Ship Pilots in 1961, retiring after 30 years.
Charlie enjoyed visiting shut-ins from his church to encourage them and keep their spirits up, and was a welcome sight to many. He was always for the underdog, was an avid golfer and loved his grandkids and great-grandkids.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Zoah Ethel Register; brothers, Ernest and Lawrence Register; sisters, Deanna Hayes and Louise Montgomery.
Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Pat Register; daughters, Charlene Haygood and husband, Scott, of Hitchcock, Texas, Densie Longmire and husband, Richard, of Santa Fe, Texas; brothers, Winfred, Carlos and Monroe Register; sisters, Inez McCormick, Hazel Golden and Mazzie Ann Moore; grandchildren, Jennifer Gerald and husband, Matt, Patrick Longmire and wife, Ariel, Kami Haygood; great-grandchildren, Bryce Gerald, Abigail Gerald, Joseph Ryan, Seth Ryan and Abbigal Ryan.
A private cremation was conducted under the direction of Hayes Funeral Home, Santa Fe, Texas.
Those who wish may make memorials in the form of donations to Community Hospice of America, 2135 South Eastgate Avenue, Springfield, Missouri 65809.