Charles H Whitcomb

January 6, 1937November 18, 2013

Charles Herbert Whitcomb, age 76 passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013. Charles served in the United States Navy during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution and a member since 1973 of the Cahaba Heights Masonic Lodge #887. He was also 32nd degree Mason. Charles served as Worship Master 2011- 2012 and 2012 – 2013. He was a member of Zamora Temple, Past President of SS Coral Sea Association, FDSK member and the owner of Magic Carpet Cleaner.

Charles was preceded in death by his wife Marie Whitcomb. He is survived by his daughter Donna (Prather) Ford; grandchildren: Laura (Mike) Goewert, Prather Ford and Derrick Ford; great grandchildren: Taylor, Alexis, Damion, Michael, Derrick, Bailey, Prather and Faith; great great grandchild: Aubrey. He is also survived by his sisters Cathy (Donald) Root and Mary Jones; several nieces, nephews and other family members. The family would also like to thank his special friends Harry Walker, Floyd and Betty Bailey, Bob Jones and Shirley Kelley.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, November 21st from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00p.m at Ridout’s Valley Chapel. The Funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 22nd at Ridout’s Valley Chapel with burial with Military Honors and Masonic Burial Rites following at Elmwood Cemetery.


  • Visitation Thursday, November 21, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, November 22, 2013

Charles H Whitcomb

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Bob Thomas

November 24, 2013

Chuck served as Newsletter Editor for Birmingham Chapter Sons of the American Revolution for six years and did an excellent job. He cheerfully made deadlines even when copy was late and never complained. He was very proud that one of his ancestors fought for America's Freedom in 1776. He was one of the most unselfish men I have known and we all knew he walked with God. He was appreciated by his Compatriots and will be missed, but not forgotten.

Jim Joyner

November 23, 2013

I knew Charles from first grade through high school. I remember him as a nice and friendly person. He was very proud of his service in the U.S. Navy. Another classmate gone but not forgotten. RIP

Samantha Chick

November 23, 2013

I will never forget Mr. Whitcomb. If it weren't for him, I would have never gotten my beautiful dog, Sophie. I will miss him always. I will pray for his family in this hard time.

Jeff and Lynda Chick

November 23, 2013

We met Chuck several years ago and we instantly bonded with him. We will miss him and we wish his family peace during this sad time.

Jeff Hadden

November 23, 2013

Happy sailing. You were a vital link in our CVA-43 Association. It was always good talking to you. You always checked on us AIRDALES to make sure everyone/thing was OK.

Elizabeth Cypher

November 23, 2013

I saw Mr Whitcomb as his physical therapist at his home and with the transition to Danberry...He held a place in my heart because of his determination, cheerful spirit, and good nature. He just always did his best!!! He was a joy to be around!! May God Bless his family!

Roxanne Phillips

November 22, 2013

I will miss u , a great guy and one of kind

Bob and Mary Alice Gast

November 22, 2013

Chuck was a good friend. He will be greatly missed by both of us.

November 22, 2013

We lost a good shipmate, Rest in Peace, Chuck.
Kathy & Ed Lundin

Margie Slaughter

November 21, 2013

I always enjoyed talking with Chuck at church and am so sorry to hear of his death. It was a privilege to know him. May God bless his family and friends in their grief.