Charles O. Fiveash Jr.

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Charles O. Fiveash, Jr.
EDISTO ISLAND, SC - Charles (Charlie) Oliver Fiveash, 90, formerly from Aiken, SC, passed away on November 16, 2015. He was the son of Charles O. Fiveash, Sr. and Ruby Mathis Fiveash. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Dorothy, a daughter, Gail Jernigan and her husband, Jerrel; son, Cliff and his wife, Colleen, and two granddaughters, Bailey Watts (and her husband, Stephen) and Kelsey Fiveash.
Fiveash joined the Army in 1943 and participated in the invasion at Normandy and the Northern France Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. He was awarded French Liberation Medal for his service in Normandy.
After serving his country, Charlie attended Georgia Institute of Technology, earning his Bachelor of Science and Masters of Science in Industrial Engineering in less than three years. Academic achievements included Phi Eta Sigma (freshman honor society), Tau Beta Pi (oldest engineering honor society in the United States), and the founding of the Alpha Pi Mu (the only nationally accepted industrial engineering honor society).
Fiveash worked as an engineer for the E. I. Dupont Company for 30 years in Kinston, NC. He worked in the Textile Fiber Division in Engineering, Personnel, Manufacturing and Process Divisions until his retirement in 1980.
He loved to play golf throughout his life, getting three holes-in-one in his lifetime. During his retirement in Aiken, he spoke at many Aiken classrooms about World War II, especially the invasion of Normandy. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, November 20, at 2:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Aiken, SC, with a reception and visitation following the service.
Published in The Aiken Standard and North Augusta Star on Nov. 19, 2015
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