Charles “Chuck” Rettmeier, 65, of McKinney, Texas, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, 2010 in Cape Canaveral, Florida after a courageous battle with pulmonary hypertension. He was born Feb. 6, 1944 in New York City, the son of Charles David and Isabelle (Reed) Rettmeier.
Chuck graduated from Western Oklahoma State College with an associate of science degree.
He married Sharon Teal on October 22, 1965, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
Chuck retired from the United States Air Force after 23 years as an air traffic controller. He later worked as a project manager for EDS and Herman Miller.
He was a past member of the Plano VFW and was also a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity.
He attended McKinney Fellowship Bible Church in McKinney.
Chuck was a caring and devoted husband to his wife, Sharon Rettmeier of McKinney, Texas; an incredible father to his son, Charles Reed Rettmeier of Anna, Texas and his daughters and sons-in-law, Teal Marie and Stephen Scott of Allen, Texas and Tara Lynne and Rick Schulte of McKinney, Texas. He was a fun loving grandfather to his seven grandchildren, Keely Marie, Jacob Calan Reed, Tanner Stephen, MaKenna Teal, Tyler Reed, Emma Francis and Charles Elias.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, David Rettmeier and leaves behind two loving sisters and a brother-in-law, Alice Joy and Larry Kelly of Norwich, New York and Joan Marie Beers of Phillipsburg, New Jersey.
Funeral services and military honors were at 2 p.m., Tuesday, Jan. 19 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas.
Donations may be made to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association, www.phassociation.org.
To convey condolences or to sign an online registry, please visit www.tjmfuneral.com.