Charles V. Nunn, born March 1, 1949 and taken up to Glory on January 26, 2020, Semper Fidelis. Charlie died peacefully in his sleep at threescore year and ten. Saved by the grace of God, now with Lord Jesus for eternity.
“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalm 116:15.
Charlie was a weapons platoon combat Marine, veteran of many deadly fights in Vietnam. He fought in the battles at Khe Sanh, Dong Ha Mountain, Hue City, The Rockpile, The A Shau Valley and engagements with the North Vietnamese Army and the Viet Cong and all over I Corps.
After Vietnam, he served at Yuma Naval Air Station as hand-to-hand combat instructor to the United States Navy Seals.
Charlie retired as operations manager of Southwest Airlines. He started as a baggage handler during the company’s infancy, when Southwest’s survival was doubtful. He also worked as an offshore gas and oil drilling rig engineer and consultant to some major oil companies.
He was a blue water sailer and Captain of the sailing vessel “Brigadoon”. Charlie voyaged to Mexico, Belize and the Bay Islands of Honduras on a four month trip.
Charlie was an adventurer, fast motorcycle rider, Porsche driver, VW camper traveler, animal lover. He was hospitable and generous, great friend.
He feared only God. No better friend, no worse an enemy. Semper Fi.
Burial with military honors is planned for 2 pm, February 9 at the Davis Mountain Resort Cemetery at 500 Tomahawk. A gathering will take place at the Davis Mountain Resort Community Center afterwards.