Navarre Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2444 Rollingbrook Drive, Baytown, TX


Charles William Tarver

January 23, 1943October 30, 2019

Charles W. “Chuck” Tarver of Baytown Texas reunited with his beloved wife in heaven on October 30th 2019. He passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Chuck Tarver was born in Satsuma, Alabama on January 23rd 1943. He was 76 years old. Chuck joined the U. S. Marine Corps right out of high school in 1961. He served two tours in the Vietnam conflict where he received The Purple Heart. While stationed in Shreveport LA, he met and married his wife, Sue, in 1969. Over the next 20 years Chuck, Sue, and their 5 children were stationed in California, South Carolina, and Louisiana before his retirement in 1981. They made numerous life-long friends that became family. They moved to Texas in 1984 where he became a Harris County correctional officer and retired after 17 years of service. He and Sue spent many happy years in their retirement traveling and visiting with family and friends but their passion was playing the slots! Chuck was a tough Marine who loved his country but loved his family more. He was a quiet man, for the most part, but he always had an encouraging word of advice or a funny story to tell. There have been quite a few young men and women that admired him so much that they too, became Marines. He was an awesome husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, son, uncle, and friend. He will be greatly missed. Chuck was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Sue Tarver; parents, Norman and Louise Tarver; sister, Linda Louise Tarver; and grandson Dylan Gage Tarver. He is survived by his daughter Theresa Tarver (Ricky Stacy); grandchildren Rebecca Roper, Candi Roper, Tiffany Janice, and Crystal McClelland; daughter Stephanie Pearson, grandchildren Aaron Pearson, Jacob Pearson, and David Pearson; Son Charles Tarver Jr, grandchildren Megan Tarver, Courtney Tarver, Taylor Tarver, and Jordan Tarver; daughter Melodie Tarver Scott, grandchildren Leah Hare, Brittany Hare, and Adam Scott; son Daniel Tarver (Milissa), grandchildren Daniel Tarver Jr and Nicholas Tarver; as well as, 19 great grandchildren; His brothers Eugene Tarver (Theresa), Robert Tarver (Ellen), Frank Tarver (Margie), Joe Tarver (Diane), and George Tarver (Pat); sister, Patricia Morris (Joseph) and many nieces and nephews. Charles Tarver’s remains will be interred, along with Sue’s, at the Houston National Cemetery.


22 November

Committal Service

1:30 pm - 1:50 pm

Houston National Cemetery

10410 Veterans Memorial Dr.
Houston, Texas

23 November

Celebration of Life Gathering

12:00 pm

Fisher Road Baptist Church

8610 Fisher Rd.
Beach City, TX 77523


Charles William Tarver

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Connie Tarver Esparza

November 11, 2019

Sorry I dont have alot but I remember one that matters to me. My daddy took us down one summer to see them family and this time we went bowling it was the very first time I did it. It was so much fun everyone laughing and just being together. He will be missed and thought of always.

Nannette DeSimone

November 9, 2019

The world has lost a true American hero . Papa Chuck was so special to our family! The leader of a clan that welcomed our little family into theirs 30+ years ago in a way that embodied “ military camaraderie “. He and Mama Sue were surrogate parents and grandparents when the miles prevented ours from being present. We will never forget his quiet yet loving presence. His compassion and strength have left a legacy for us all to aspire to. Our prayers are with the family he left behind in this time of grief.
Andy and Nannette

Mark Wilberg

November 8, 2019

Chuck was a good man and a good father. He cared deeply for his family and Friends. He will be missed deeply.

Aaron Pearson

November 6, 2019

I love you paw paw and granny you both will be forever missed. Rest In Peace marine! Semper fi

Claudie Neal

November 6, 2019

We are so saddened at the lost of your Daddy We have a lot of good memories of him. and your mama

Kenney Austin

November 5, 2019

Mr Chuck will truly be missed. I was one of the many young men that loved and respected him. I was also one of many that followed his footsteps into the Marine Corps. He treated me like a son and I looked at him as a father. He always called me the dark sheep of the family but I always knew he loved me. He is in heaven now and back with momma Sue. They are both dancing with the angels. Semper Fi Marine!!!

Letty Ramirez

November 5, 2019

Brittany I know how much you grandfather
Meant to you. I’m so very sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time. May he Rest In Peace. Love you Brittany

Rodney Carter

November 5, 2019

Uncle Chuck will be greatly missed! You are all in our prayers! We love you all!!!


Chuck and Sue's wedding picture. He has torn it to fit in his wallet so he could carry it around with him always.


Chuck and Sue's wedding picture. He has torn it to fit in his wallet so he could carry it around with him always.


His family. His world.


The rare Tarver smile!