Charles S. Merck, Jr., 88, of Kingsland, Ga., died Monday, December 6, 2010, at Senior Care
Center St. Marys, Georgia.
Mr. Merck was born in Waycross, Georgia on December 24, 1921, but was a longtime resident of Camden County. Charles graduated from high school in Ware County and later served in the US Army Air Corp during World War II. He flew supplies over the “hump”, as the dangerous 530-mile long passage over the Himalayan Mountains in the China-Burma-India theatre was called. Charles later retired from Gilman Paper Company. He was a member of Kingsland United Methodist Church and was a past member in the choir.
Mr. Merck is survived by his brother, Walter (Dawn) C. Merck of Kingsland and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Charles and Georgia Cler Merck, his sister, Charlotte Bell, and his brothers Bill and Ralph Merck.
The visitation will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM on Thursday, December 9, 2010 at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland, Ga. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Friday, December 10, at the Kingsland First United Methodist Church in the chapel with Pastor Chip Strickland officiating. Pallbearers will be Lowery Scott Merck, David Keefe Merck, Jeffery Charles Merck, Steven C. Merck, Robert L. “Bob” Merck and Ralph Brian Merck. The burial will follow at Oakwell Cemetery in Kingsland, Ga.
In lieu of flowers, donations to the Hospice of the Golden Isles are appreciated.
December 24, 1921 – December 6, 2010