Charles Farrell Council

July 8, 1936June 28, 2014
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Charles Farrell Council, 77, went home to his Heavenly Father on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at his home with family. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather.

He was born July 8, 1936 in Robeson County, North Carolina. He was the only son of Margaret Leigh Riddle and C. Lacy Council. He grew up in Fayetteville, NC and traveled throughout his military career, finally settling in Melbourne.

He served 30 years in the US Air Force and retired in 1984 as a Chief Master Sergeant (CMSgt). He served in Vietnam and spent 15 years of his career with the 33rd Air Force Recruiting Squadron at Patrick AFB. Upon retiring, he taught ROTC at Melbourne High School and then went on to work for the US Postal Service.

He loved cars and NASCAR racing. He was passionate about life, had a positive outlook, and after receiving a heart transplant in 2003 was known to end each conversation with “Life is Good!”

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Joyce Bingham Council, his six daughters: Anita Wuest (Bob), Julie Green (Danny), Barbara Larkin (Gus), Stacey Gillman (Jerry), Robin Zabitosky (Mike), and Pamela Forshee (David), his eight grandchildren: Greg, Ryan, Carl, Lauren, Grayson, Liam, Barrett and Tate. A special “Thank You” to Dr. Gregory B. Hoang, “Charlie’s Angels”, the Palm Bay Infusion Center, and VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, especially to Richard Gardenhire.

A memorial services will be held Saturday, July 12, 2014 at Florida Memorial Gardens, 5950 US 1, Rockledge, FL . The family will receive friends beginning at 12:00 p.m., with services beginning at 1:00. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Humane Society of South Brevard, 2600 Otter Creek Lane, Melbourne, FL 32940 or VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 4450 West Eau Gallie Blvd, Ste. 250, Melbourne, FL 32934.


  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 12, 2014

Charles Farrell Council

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Anita Wuest

July 9, 2014

In my heart you will forever be my daddy and I will forever be your little girl. I cherish every memory I have with you. Rest peacefully, for you have earned that. I love you with all of my heart and soul.

Carol & Glen Mueller

July 8, 2014

May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time, but memories are a legacy of love. Wishing you and your family strength and peace.
Rest in Peace, our friend, till we meet again.

Julie green

July 7, 2014

I love you daddy. ..forever

Jeanne Alger-Jensen

July 4, 2014

Heart to you, my friend. Hoping you find peace with the memories.

Nancy Johnson Rogers

July 3, 2014

My cousin Farrell always brought fun & excitement when he came to visit. With me being 15 yrs younger, stories of his travels in the service were eagerly anticipated. In later years as we all lived many states apart, I was so warmed by the closeness & the attentiveness & love of Farrell for his Aunt Nadine, my sweet mama. Through all the distance & the years & his large growing family of children & grandchildren & his own health challenges, he kept his Aunt Nadine close in heart with tele. conversations & visits & cards. I loved Farrell even more knowing how loved he made mama feel all the years until her recent passing. My caring, thoughtful & loving cousin Farrell enjoyed a life well-lived that continues to inspire & embrace even as he now rests in peace.

Ellen Wuest

July 2, 2014

I only had the pleasure of meeting you once but I gained a wonderful daughter-in-law (Anita)from that wonderful meeting for she married my son Bob. I know in my heart you are at peace and it's very hard for family & close friends to say good by but it is never really good by because your still here watching over the ones you love. Rest in Peace. God Bless you Charles,until we all meet again.