Published in The Sun News on May 18, 2011
Charlie was born in Lynchburg, Va., November 10, 1925, the son of Charles
D. Mattox and Sadie Traylor Mattox.
He graduated from Brookville High School in Lynchburg and the University
of Richmond, where he played football and baseball and was a member of
Kappa Alpha Fraternity. He played some professional baseball and retired
from sales and marketing for a large Dairy Co-op. He was a proud veteran
of WWII, where he served on a bomber crew in the Pacific Theater.
Wherever he lived, he was a member of the Lions Club. He was an avid golfer
and won a number of amateur events and club championships.
Charlie retired to Pawleys Island with his wife, Gloria in 1993, where
he was a member of St. Paul's Waccamaw United Methodist Church and Litchfield
Country Club. He loved life and made it fun for everyone around him. He
was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Arlena Davis Mattox.
Survivors include his wife of 30 years, Gloria; daughter, Laura Bryant
of Ore., and her daughter, Amy Fary of Va.; step daughter, Susan Brown,
husband, Scott and son, Chase of Va.; step son, Keith Armbrecht, wife
Lynn, and children, Jamie and Taylor of Fla.; step son, Carroll Martin,
wife, Jane and sons, Marty and Tommy of Va.; and dog Sophie, who, is a
girl, but he called her "son."
A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Friday, May 20, 2011 at St. Paul's
In lieu of flowers, Tara Hall Home for Boys at P.O. Box 955, Georgetown,
SC 29442-0955 will gratefully accept donations.
Sign a guest book at www.goldfinchfuneralhome.com.
Goldfinch Funeral Home, Pawleys-Litchfield Chapel, is in charge of the