Charles Farrell Council
Charles Farrell Council, 77, went home to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at his home with family. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was born July 8, 1936 in Robeson County, NC. He was the only son of Margaret Leigh Riddle and C. Lacy Council. He grew up in Fayetteville, NC and traveled throughout his military career, finally settling in Melbourne.
He served 30 years in the US Air Force and retired in 1984 as a Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt). He served in Vietnam and spent 15 years of his career with the 33rd Air Force Recruiting Squadron at Patrick AFB. Upon retiring, he taught ROTC at Melbourne High School and then went on to work for the US Postal Service. He loved cars and NASCAR racing. He was passionate about life, had a positive outlook, and after receiving a heart transplant in 2003 was known to end each conversation with "Life is Good!"
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Joyce Bingham Council, his six daughters, Anita Wuest (Bob), Julie Green (Danny), Barbara Larkin (Gus), Stacey Gillman (Jerry), Robin Zabitosky (Mike), and Pamela Forshee (David), his eight grandchildren: Greg, Ryan, Carl, Lauren, Grayson, Liam, Barrett and Tate.
A special "Thank You" to Dr. Gregory B. Hoang, "Charlie's Angels", the Palm Bay Infusion Center, and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, especially to Richard Gardenhire.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 12th at Florida Memorial Gardens, 5950 US 1, Rockledge, FL. The family will receive friends beginning at 12 noon, with services beginning at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Humane Society of South Brevard, 2600 Otter Creek Ln, Melbourne, FL 32940 or VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 4450 W. Eau Gallie Blvd, Ste. 250, Melbourne, FL 32934.
Florida Memorial Gardens
5950 S US Highway 1 Rockledge, FL 32955
Published in FLORIDA TODAY on July 9, 2014