Charles Herbert Whitcomb, age 76 passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013. Charles served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and a member since 1973 of the Cahaba Heights Masonic Lodge #887. He was also 32nd degree Mason. Charles served as Worship Master 2011- 2012 and 2012 – 2013. He was a member of Zamora Temple, Past President of SS Coral Sea Association, FDSK member and the owner of Magic Carpet Cleaner.
Charles was preceded in death by his wife Marie Whitcomb. He is survived by his daughter Donna (Prather) Ford; grandchildren: Laura (Mike) Goewert, Prather Ford and Derrick Ford; great grandchildren: Taylor, Alexis, Damion, Michael, Derrick, Bailey, Prather and Faith; great great grandchild: Aubrey. He is also survived by his sisters Cathy (Donald) Root and Mary Jones; several nieces, nephews and other family members. The family would also like to thank his special friends Harry Walker, Floyd and Betty Bailey, Bob Jones and Shirley Kelley.
The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 21st from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00p.m at Ridout's Valley Chapel. The Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 22nd at Ridout's Valley Chapel with burial with Military Honors and Masonic Burial Rites following at Elmwood Cemetery.