Chief Warrant Officer 4 (US Army Retired) Charles O'Neal (Charlie) Quann, Sr, 91 of Fayetteville, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019.
Charlie was born 13 Jan, 1928, in Chatanooga, TN to William F. Quann and Alline V. Quann.
Charlie's military career goes way back, he was in the Navy during WWII, some 3yrs in the South Pacific. He returned home to finish up his schooling. He joined the US Army in 1948 and the 82nd ABN Flight school in 1955, He flew until his retirement. Charlie loved his flying career with some 11,000 hrs, of which some 600 hrs were combat hours during two tours in Vietnam. His awards were many, but the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Bronze Star (V), and the Legion of Merit, were his most treasured.
After retirement, he was employed by the Cobro Corp. for 21 yrs.
Charlie was a 32d degree Mason, Shriner, and member of Jester's. He was also a volunteer at Cape Fear Valley Hospital. Charlie loved to play golf, fish and hunt with his two sons, James and Charlie Jr, He was a great cook too.
He is survived by his wife, Fay Lee Quann; two sons, James and Charlie Jr.; daughter, Elizabeth A. Haneline; three Granddaughters, Heather Miller of Winston Salem NC, Erin Haneline of Greensboro, NC and Kelly C. Quann of Winston Salem, NC; two Great Grandsons, Jackson Miller and Jammie Quann; and a step-daughter, Kimble Ballard.
A graveside service will be held on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 11AM at Fayetteville Memorial Cemetery on Hwy 301 with Full Military Honors & Masonic Rites.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Shriner's Hospital for Children, 2900 N. Rocky Point Dr.,Tampa, FL 33607
Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home, 545 Ramsey St. Fayetteville, NC 28301.
Online condolences may be made at http://www.jerniganwarren.com
Shriner's Hospital for Children
2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa FL 33607