Charles H. Haas, age 89, of Clovis, died in the early morning of Thursday, March 27, 2014, at Plains Regional Medical Center. He was born August 2, 1924, in Carlisle, PA, and was the son of the late Mildred O. Maggs.
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Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 53 years, Betty Parks Haas; and his daughter Michelle Haas. He is survived by several nieces, nephews, brother and sister-in-laws. Charles served our country for 22.5 years in 3 branches of the military. He joined the Navy in 1941 followed by service to the Army and Air Force from which he retired. Charles served both stateside and abroad including WW II and the Korean War. Charles arrived in Clovis in 1957 for his last assignment with the military at Cannon Air Force Base. Following retirement from the Air Force, Charles and Betty considered Clovis home and opted to stay in Cloves.
Charles was a member of Central Christian church; a lifetime member of the VFW Post 3280 having served as treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors. He was also a member of the Disabled American Veterans where he was a past Post Commander, and a member of the American Legion, Elks, and Eagles. Charles was very involved in Golden Gloves Boxing. Since his arrival in Clovis until 2010, Charles coached youth boxing at Roy Walker Gym. Charles coached many boxers over the years that won Golden Gloves state and national championships. Charles was an avid Penn State University and Eagles Football Fan. For the past several years, his greatest joy has been traveling to the various race tracks to watch his favorite horses run.
Charles was blessed to have many good friends in the Clovis area. The family would especially like to thank Jimmy and Joy Hailey and George Senos for their friendship, love, and devotion over the years.
Memorial services will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 5, 2014, at The Chapel 1500 Thornton. Burial will follow at Lawn Haven Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to
, P.O. Box 1856, Clovis, NM 88101 or to the
. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Gentiva Hospice for their compassionate treatment and care throughout the past years.
Arrangements are entrusted to Muffley Funeral Home & High Plains Crematory www.muffleyfuneralhome.com (575) 763-4435.
Muffley Funeral Home Inc
1430 Thornton St Clovis, NM 88102
Published in the Clovis News Journal on Apr. 2, 2014