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PO1 CHARLES WALTER VAN VLECK, UNITED STATES COAST GUARD (Ret.)

Petty Officer First Class Charles Walter Van Vleck, United States Coast Guard (Ret.), 60, of Pembroke, Georgia and husband of Julie Ann Sasser Van Vleck, died Sunday morning, January 10, 2021, in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Born in Savannah, Georgia, he was a son of the late Clifford Walter Van Vleck and the late Janice Elizabeth Daniels Van Vleck. Charles retired as a Petty Officer First Class after 20 years of service in the United States Coast Guard. He was a police officer with the Georgia Ports Authority for 18 years. Charles loved sports, particularly the Georgia Bulldogs, the Atlanta Braves, the Miami Dolphins, and Bill and Chase Elliott in NASCAR racing. He enjoyed history and was full of trivial information.

Survivors include the love of his life for 28 years, Julie Ann Sasser Van Vleck; four sons, Mackenzie Van Vleck, Shelby Van Vleck and his wife, Valentina, Ashley Van Vleck and his wife, Constance, and Dawson Van Vleck; one granddaughter, Inara Van Vleck, and Charles was excitedly awaiting the arrival of two more grandchildren; his mother, Lavern Riley; four brothers, Alan Van Vleck and his wife, Martha, Allan Riley and his wife, Lisa, Paul Riley and his wife, Laurna, and Bryan Riley and his wife, Holly; four sisters, Cheryl Brinkley and her husband, Teddy, Adrianne Van Vleck, Paige May and her husband, Bob, and Dana Dowdell and her husband, Fred, and his aunt, Diane Lanier.

A private funeral service, with full military honors, will be held at 10 o’clock Monday morning, January 18, 2021, at the graveside, Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to B.A.C.A.N. Dog Rescue – 478 Third Street, Blue Hill, Cowles, Nebraska 68930.

Online Condolences

  1. Carmen vargas fred turner says:

    Rest well a job well done now rest easy watch over us all with our deepest condolences

  2. Ray Metts says:

    Rest easy my friend, your friendship and sterling service will be missed. To the family – my deepest condolences.

  3. Al Riley says:

    We had some good times growing up. You will be missed my brother.

  4. Ashley Gregory says:

    Love you Charlie V.

  5. Mike Rhew says:

    Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.
    Deuteronomy 31:6

    You will be missed immensely brother! My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. Semper Paratus, eternally, my friend.

  6. Kevin Fikes says:

    My heart goes out to the Van Vleck family. He was always a great conversationalist. He will be missed. Gods speed Charlie Van.

  7. Sara Newman says:

    You surely be missed Charlie Van . To Julie and the family we will keep you in our prayers.

  8. Rod Gadson says:

    Your journey ended too soon. You will be missed. Rest easy.

  9. La Tosha Jones says:

    My deepest sympathy and prayers goes out to the Van Vleck Family. Charlie was an amazing man with great conversations. God speed and rest easy Charlie.

  10. Omar Robinson says:

    My sincere condolences to the Van Vleck family. Charlie was good man in every sense of the word and a great friend. I send to you heartfelt condolences.

  11. Terrance Coleman says:

    Sincere condolences go out to the family. Praying that God will cover and comfort you doing this time of mourning. Again, my condolences go out to you all.

  12. Jamie Shearouse says:

    I will miss our trips to Athens Charlie V. Rest easy

  13. Sylvia mazza says:

    Charlie V, you will be missed. Rest easy and know you were loved my many. My deepest condolence to Julie and the family.

  14. Joe Roshau II says:

    Prayers, and Condolences.

  15. Ron Baker says:

    Life being so full of surprises; I and many others miss you. Calm water for you! Condolences to friends and loved ones.

  16. Kevin Singleton says:

    Rest Easy my Friend Charlie! I have always enjoyed our talks! See you in Heaven one day Brother!

    Respectfully,
    Kevin

  17. Rhonda Peraza says:

    I will miss you so very much Charlie Van. I will keep Julie and your family in my prayers.

  18. Wensley H. Hobby says:

    Sailor, this Marine will miss you, enjoy your stay in the new barracks there in Heaven. Rest easy and know that we loved you and God will watch over you and let you sail calm waters. My deepest condolences to your wife and family. I know they will miss you deeply. Semper Paratus , eternally, my friend and fellow Veteran.

  19. Robert says:

    Rest well PO1 Van Vleck
    Fair winds, rest easy our sailors have the watch.
    Thank you for your service. To the family my Our God give you peace.
    Semper Paratus
    MK3 Boyhen (vet).

  20. Claire Kirkland says:

    The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him. Nahum 1:7
    Charlie Van was a friend to all. He will surely be missed at work and at home. My condolences to the family.

  21. MELISSA LANIER says:

    Prayers, hugs and love from all of us at Gate Operations to the Van Vleck family. We are all very saddened by the loss of Charlie. He will be missed greatly by all of us.

  22. SPO Annette Mincey says:

    Sending my deepest heartfelt sympathy and condolences to the VanVleck family. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time ‍♂️

  23. Pamela A Willis says:

    Sending my condolences to the family. I had the honor of working with Mr Charlie when I was a security guard with the port. Very good and humble man. Glad I had the pleasure. Take your rest. Job well done

  24. Bill & Debbie says:

    May your burden be lifted as God guides you on this journey. May Van rest in peace and forever in God’s grace.

  25. Paige Riley May says:

    Your like a brother to me simply because you were just that. My Brother. I am at a loss for words over your passing. God Bless, Rest in Peace.

  26. Terry & Jan Barrett says:

    To my fun loving “Squid” friend and brother in arms from a “Grunt”. You have touched the lives of everyone you have ever met and brought humor into their lives. You have served your family, your country, and your God with honor and distinction and will not be forgotten. You now go to join those you held dear for God has bigger and greater plans for you now. Our prayers are with you Julie and all of the family. Rest in peace forever my brother. ” Hooah”

  27. Brian Riley says:

    God Speed big brother, You and Dad can catch up now.

  28. Gary Smith says:

    My deepest sympathy and condolences to the family. Charlie Van was a good man and will be greatly missed. He was a joy to work with and never complained about anything…RIP my friend.

  29. Julie thornhill says:

    Sending condolances to all the family at this time of sorrow. The family will be in our prayers.
    The Thornhill family

  30. V Royal says:

    It was indeed a delight to have met you Mr. Charlie. Prayers of strengthth to the family and co workers and friends

  31. Ralph may says:

    RIP Coastie we have your watch

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