Charles Treble

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JACKSONVILLE - Lt.Col. Charles Treble, USMC Ret., 82, of Jacksonville, passed away Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013, at Lenoir Memorial Hospital in Kinston.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 18 at Trinity United Methodist Church with the Rev. George Speake officiating. Burial with full military honors and Masonic Graveside Rites will follow at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.

Lt.Col. Treble was born in Buffalo, N.Y., and grew up in Williamsville, N.Y. He graduated from Williamsville High School and the University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fla., in 1952. He was commissioned a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1953, and served as a platoon, company and battalion commander in addition to many staff billets. He served overseas in South Korea, South Vietnam, Japan and Okinawa during his military career. He was the recipient of the Navy Commendation, Achievement Medal in addition to other campaign awards.

Upon his retirement he was an insurance adjuster and office manager with James C. Greene Insurance Adjustors, and then worked with several attorneys.

He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and a member of Semper Fidelis Masonic Lodge for over 30 years and served as Master of the Lodge in 2002. He served on the Board of Directors of the Jacksonville Country Club and the Onslow County Board of Health, and volunteered at the Onslow Soup Kitchen.

Lt.Col. Treble is survived by his beloved wife of 57 years, Barbara Rae Nelson Treble; three children, Lorraine J. Hawkins of Raleigh, Karyn Rae Wilson of Purcellville, Va., and Galen Charles Treble of Kinston; and three grandchildren, Brittany Mae Treble, Lawson Charles Hawkins, and Heather Rae Hawkins.

The family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday morning, prior to the service, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warrior Regiment, 3025 John Quick Road, MCB Quantico, VA 22134, c/o Charitable Donations Coordinator. Make checks payable of Dept. of Navy Gift Fund with memo line to state Wounded Warrior Regiment.

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Published in Jacksonville Daily News from Oct. 15 to Oct. 18, 2013
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