MAJ George O. Charity was a VHPA member who died after his tour in Vietnam on 06/01/2016 at the age of 77.6
El Paso, TX
Flight Classes 66-19 and 66-17
Date of Birth 10/12/1938
Served in the U.S. Army
This information was provided by Laura H. Charity (wife)

More detail on this person: George Oliver Charity III, 77, passed away on June 1, 2016 at Hospice El Paso Center for Compassionate Care.

He was born in Charles City, Virginia on October 12, 1938, the only child of George Oliver Charity, Jr. and Audrey Bradby Charity.

George earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Education degrees from Virginia State College (now University), Petersburg, Virginia.

A career military officer, he served in the United States Army for more than twenty years, retiring in El Paso, Texas in 1984 with the rank of Major. His service included two tours in Vietnam, during which time he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for heroism while participating in aerial flight; the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement; and the Air Medal for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight.

After retirement from the military, George taught briefly in the El Paso Independent School District before becoming project manager for a civilian contractor tasked with designing training materials for military technical courseware. Overlapping these endeavors, he spent almost 20 years teaching motorcycle safety for both the military and El Paso Community College.

A long-time, devoted member of the El Paso Five Points Lions Club, George epitomized the organization's motto: We Serve. He had the privilege of serving as the club's president and was the club's secretary/treasurer for many years.

His family, flying, motorcycles and photography were his passions. During his seventy-seven years he touched the lives of many who will carry fond memories. George was preceded in death by his son, David Jemal Charity. He is survived by his devoted wife of 52 years, Laura Hendrick Charity; daughter, Robin Charity Glaze and her husband Tom Glaze; son George Oliver Charity IV and his wife Jennifer Charity; grandchildren, Oliver Lakeem Macias, Tyler Brynn Charity, and Abbey Road Charity; and a number of other family members and devoted friends.

A Memorial Service will be held from 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Monday, June 6, 2016 at Sunset Funeral Home-West.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Texas Lions Camp (; the American Cancer Society (; or to a charity of your choice.

Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home-West, 480 N. Resler Dr. Please visit our online register book at

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