Charlie Felder McMichael

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Charles Felder McMichael

Charles Felder McMichael Junior died July 27, 2013 of complications from lung cancer at his home in Slidell Louisiana. He was 71.

Also known as "Frog", Charlie and his brother Thomas were born to Charlie Felder McMichael and Rae Thomas McMichael in Alexandria Louisiana. After Charlie's father died in World War II, Rae later remarried Griffin Connell.

Charlie attended Louisiana State University where he attained a degree in 1962. From there, he went to San Diego California for Naval flight school where he fell in love with a schoolteacher named Catherine Zimmerman.

Charlie had a six-year career as a Naval Aviator flying the Grumman S2 Tracker, an anti-submarine aircraft. After doing a tour of duty in Vietnam, he went on to become a flight instructor in Pensacola Florida. Charlie and Cathie wed in 1967. He left the Navy in 1968 to pursue a career in commercial aviation.

Charlie was hired by Delta Airlines, and eventually settled in Slidell where he and Cathie raised their children Tad and Ashley. He retired from Delta in 2002, and continued to live in Slidell until the time of his passing. He was a devoted husband and father, as well as an avid outdoorsman.

Charlie is survived by his wife Cathie, his brother Thomas, his children Tad and Ashley, and his grandchildren Jacob, Caroline, Ella, and Reed.



Published in The Town Talk on Aug. 3, 2013
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