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Leak Memory Chapel

945 Lincoln Road, Montgomery, AL

OBITUARY

Charles Owen Ming Sr.

February 21, 1932June 26, 2020
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Charles Owen Ming, Sr. of Mt. Carmel Community, passed away of natural causes Friday, June 26, 2020. He was born February 21, 1932 to Mary Byrd and Earnest Grady Ming, Sr. He graduated from Alabama Polytechnic Institute (Auburn University) in 1957 with a Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering. Following that he had a lengthy career as a Registered Professional Civil Engineer for the USGS. After retirement he went to work for the Alabama Department of Transportation where he started several divisions. Charles ended his career with Hydro Engineering, a company he co-founded. He supported his children in all of their endeavors. He was a 32 degree Mason, Gideon and a former Deacon and Sunday School teacher. He was preceded in death by his son Charles (Chuck) Owen Ming, Jr. Survivors include his wife of 65 years Beverly Poole Ming; children Charlotte (Chris) Tesmer and Cindy (Chad) Phillips; grandchildren Patrick (Krista) Ming; Casey Tesmer, Jeremy (Kasey) McGinty, Cody Tesmer; great grandchild Parker Ming. Visitation will be on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 1:00 pm at Leak Memory Chapel followed by a 2:00 Celebration of Life Service with burial at Greenwood Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Tesmer, Chad Phillips, Patrick Ming, Casey Tesmer, Jeremy McGinty and Cody Tesmer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to one’s favorite charity.

  • FAMILY

  • Charles "Chuck" Owen Ming Jr., Son (deceased)
  • Beverly Poole Ming, beloved wife of 65 years
  • Charlotte (Chris) Tesmer, Daughter
  • Cindy (Chad) Phillips, Daughter
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Chris Tesmer, Active Pallbearer
  • Chad Phillips, Active Pallbearer
  • Patrick Ming, Active Pallbearer
  • Casey Tesmer, Active Pallbearer
  • Jeremy McGinty, Active Pallbearer
  • Cody Tesmer, Active Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Service

    Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Memories

Charles Owen Ming Sr.

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Jessie & Gayle Woodard

July 1, 2020

We just heard on Wednesday, July 1st that Charles had passed away. We were very sorry to hear that and regret not being at his Celebration of Life. We still miss Chuck, but know that he and Charles are having a joyous reunion. We know that Charles is resting in the Arms of Jesus Christ. Blessings to the family.
Jessie & Gayle Woodard

Dave Byrd

June 30, 2020

I first met Charles as he interviewed me for a position with the USGS. I worked with him for 16 years. I respected his professional knowledge from the beginning, and tried to learn as much as possible from him. That knowledge helped me to advance to a Field Office Chief in two locations before my retirement. My thoughts and prayers go out to Beverly and the rest of the family. Much love in this time of sorrow.
Dave and Jill Byrd

JEAN A. THOMPSON

June 30, 2020

Mr. Ming was an extremely nice and kind person. He will be missed not only by his family, but also by his many friends. At this most difficult time, I am thinking of his family, Mrs. Ming, Charlotte and Chris, Cindy and Chad, his grandchildren and his great-grand child. May you always have memories of the happy times that you shared with him, and he will continue to live through the love in your hearts.

Charles Pritchett

June 30, 2020

To his Wife; Beverly, children and grandchildren and great grandchild.

Charles was a kind and gentle man and I enjoyed working with him
at ALDOT for many years. He will be missed by a lot of us.

His friend,
Charles Pritchett

Randy Raborn

June 29, 2020

So sorry to hear about the passing of Mr. Ming. He was like a father to me. We shared so many memories and happy times together. We use to barrel race way back in the day. He taught me many things and I will never forget him. Mr. Ming is suffering no more. He is flying high with the angels and is at home at last. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Randy and Cindy Raborn

Leon and Molly Pinkston

June 28, 2020

Charles was a true friend. A totally unselfish person. He will be greatly missed. May God give Beverly and the family the comfort and peace as only He can.

Dean Moody

June 28, 2020

Your family lost a wonderful caring man while we all lost a friend. I always looked up to Charles as he was so well respected. He was a real man's man with a smile that he takes to heaven with him. To the family I pray for comfort from our great God and you will not be separated from him forever. Thanks to Jesus for seeing to that as he died for all mankind. I was so lucky to have know Charles. No goodbyes from me but see you soon my friend.

Gene Jackson

June 28, 2020

On behalf of all former and many current ALDOT employees throughout the state of Alabama, we send our prayers and sympathy to Charles' family.
Charles and I were raised together in Montgomery on the same street.
We lost a good man.
Gene Jackson
Opelika, AL.

Susan Helms

June 28, 2020

Sending love and prayers to this wonderful family! Mr. Ming will be missed! God Bless you and comfort you !❤️🙏🏻

Teri Magdon

June 27, 2020

Our hearts are breaking with yours. We loved Mr. Charles.

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