Charles F. Meigs, Jr, 75, passed away Saturday, July 18, 2020 in Titusville. Born in Pittsburgh, PA he was the son of the late Charles Franklin and Vera (Magelson) Meigs, Sr. He was the beloved husband of Judith Lynn (Hart) Meigs for the last 46 years. Father of Ronald Weldon, Jr. and his fiance’, Audrey.
Chuck joined the US Army in April of 1964 as a bandsman assigned to 1st Army band in Washington, DC. He played trumpet in concerts for special events, dignitaries, jazz bands nationwide and played for President Johnson. At the end of duty he was assigned to play taps at military funeral during Vietnam. Following his discharge in 1966 he pursued a BS degree in Business Administration and earned his Master’s Degree in 1976. He worked as a branch manger at several banks in the Baltimore area, former Director of Domestic touring with AAA of Maryland and a financial consultant with the State of Maryland for 20 years. He joined the Masonic Order in 1968 receiving a 50 year recognition in 2008. In addition, he was a member of the Shrine and Tall Cedars.
Chuck was an accomplished musician first playing in his high school band, the local drum & bugle corp, the military and the Shrine band. He enjoyed sailing on the Chesapeake Bay on power & sail boats. In 1983 Chuck & Judi started camping with a 1976 24′ Southwind motor home and enjoyed 5 additional motor homes until 2016. They traveled extensively cross county several times and enjoyed the camaraderie of many camping clubs.
Upon their retirement in 2006, Chuck and Judi moved to the Great Outdoors where he served on the board of directors, enjoyed calling BINGO! as well as other activities on Twin Lakes. Chuck will forever be remembered as being “Baby New Year” at the street party. Despite his love with Florida he always enjoyed traveling back to Baltimore to visit with his son Ron, his fiance’ Audrey, friends and neighbors. A very special highlight came with his ability to experience a veterans Honor Flight to Washington, DC in May 2019.
Family and friends will gather from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm with A Celebration of Life at 1:00 pm on Monday, August 3, 2020 at the Baldwin Brothers Funeral & Cremation Society, 2400 S. Washington Avenue, Titusville. Burial with Military honors will follow, 3:00 pm, at Cape Canaveral National Cemetery, 5525 US Highway 1, Mims.
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