Colonial Funeral Home
625 Kitty Hawk Road
Universal City, TX

Charles M. Tetlow, Jr., Msgt. USAF (Ret) departed this life on Sept. 9 due to complications of Covid 19. Msgt. Tetlow is survived by his wife of 42 years, Lorrie Sears Tetlow and 2 sons, Charles Robert Tetlow (Jackie) and John Andrew Tetlow. He is also survived by his mother, Sadie "Toby" Reynaud and stepfather, Allan A. Reynaud, 2 brothers, Joseph A. Tetlow (Maddie) and Michael D. Tetlow and 3 sisters Karen T. Smith (Robert), Christine Warren (Randy) and Amy T. Canada (Victor). Msgt. Tetlow had 5 grandchildren and was preceded in death by his father, Charles M. Tetlow, Sr. MSgt Tetlow, known as "Chuck" by family and friends, served 22+ years as a communications specialist in the U. S. Air Force with overseas tours in Greece and Germany. He also served in Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield/Storm and retired from active service in 2000. His decorations included the Meritorious Service, Achievement, Commendation, Humanitarian and Southwest Asia Service medals. Chuck was a competitive shooter. He was on the U. S. Air Force Gold Pistol Team and a member of the President's 100. Among his awards were the Air Force Gold Distinguished Pistol Shot and Bronze Rifle Shot medals, the Texas State Small Bore Piston Champion, the Louisiana Conventional Pistol Champion, the South African Postal Pistol Champion and many other awards. He volunteered with Civil Air Patrol (C.A.P.) for 14 years, achieving the rank of major. He flew missions for C.A.P. surveying damage from various disasters and in support of the southern border. At the time of his death he was the proud holder of a Commercial pilot certificate. Chuck had achieved his goal of flying commercially by flying both charters and private aircraft. The funeral service for MSgt Tetlow will be 12:00 PM Friday, October 15, 2021 at Colonial Funeral Home, 625 Kitty Hawk Rd. Universal City. Committal service with full Military Honors will follow at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio. A visitation will be held from 5:00-8:00 PM Thursday, October 14, 2021 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made in MSgt. Tetlow's name to the Center for the Intrepid located next to the Brooke Army Medical Center at 3561 Roger Brooke Drive, Fort Sam Houston, TX, 78234.

Published by Express-News on Oct. 10, 2021.
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