CHAPTER CHATTER

The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Volume 13, Issue 02
Paul E. Bombardier,  Editor
February, 2020

from the DC Metropolitan Subcontractors Assoc. at its 12th Annual Banquet in 1977.

During lean times he also worked with other construction companies: renovated a 5 mile steam tunnel project in DC for Technical Construction; added onto existing archives at National Geographic Society, Gaithersburg; Completed a 96,000 sq. foot pre-cast warehouse for Shockey Brothers at Tysons Corner; new fire station at Fort Belvoir; church at Woodbridge and an extension to LFCC in Fredericksburg.

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Charles @ “Living History Day” at    Mercer School, Aldie, VA. April, 2017.

After his retirement from construction, he worked for FEMA at Mt. Weather for an additional 7 years.

He married Lea Palmer in March of 1991. Along with his wife, he is survived by cherished nieces, nephews, grand and great nieces and nephews.

Along with his parents he was preceded in death by his twin brother Roy R. Hoak, Jr. and his sister Lucille H. Beable.

Charles was a charter member of the Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313 Korean War Veterans and spent many hours working with that organization on fund-raising, building of the memorial in Jim Barnett Park, and responding to invitations. He often served as carpool leader for events in Washington DC. He knew all the back roads and quickest routes to events sponsored by the National, and local KWVA organizations and invitations from the Republic of Korea were never refused!

The family received friends for visitation on Thursday, January 9 at 1:00 at Omps Amherst Funeral Home, followed by the service at 2:00, led by the Rev. Dr. Raleigh H. Watson. The graveside service at Mount Hebron Cemetery was conducted by The Rev. Jack Keep. Military honors were provided by active duty and VFW #2123.

Pallbearers were Michael Craddock, Mark Craddock, Greg Duncan, Reid Hoak, Bob Palmer and Tom Palmer. Honorary pallbearers were the members of the Shenandoah Valley Chapter 313 Korean War Veterans.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in memory of Charles to Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313 of the Korean War Veterans Association, P.O. Box 3244, Winchester, VA. 22601 or Blue Ridge Hospice, 333 W. Cork Street, Suite 405, Winchester, VA 22601.

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