Charles Warren Watson

September 2, 1937 - August 2, 2011
Charles Warren Watson


Charles Warren Watson passed away Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington.

Charles was born in Burlington, NC in 1937. He joined the Army in 1960 and was stationed in Berlin with Army Intelligence during the Berlin Wall crisis. On his return to the United States, he joined the National Security Agency where he served for 41 years. After retirement, he became a docent at Bellamy Mansion in Wilmington and later at Poplar Grove. His passion was history, especially the Civil War, and he wrote several papers on life during that period in history. One article was recently published in “Repast” magazine.

He is survived by his wife, Anne, daughter, Alexis, son, Alistair, and sisters, Judy Atkinson (husband Richard Atkinson) and Jackie Thomas (husband Rick Thomas).

A celebration of his life will be held at Poplar Grove on Sunday, August 28 from 3-5 p.m.

The family suggests donations in his memory be made to the Friends of the CSS Hunley Foundation, Warren Lasch Conservation Center, 1250 Supply Street, Building 255, Former Charleston Navy Base, North Charleston, South Carolina 29405.

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Wilmington Funeral and Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099


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  • August 03, 2011
    Helen Brownell says:
    Anne, I send my very deepest sympathies to you and your family. I know your family and friends and all the warm memories you have will give you comfort in the days ahead. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Love, Helen

  • August 03, 2011
    Mary Walters Newsome says:
    Dearest Anne,Alexis,Aniston,Judy and Jackie, Mother,Julie and I want you to know how sorry we are and that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We loved Charles Warren and we will surely miss him. Look forward to seeing you soon. Love, Mary Walters Newsome

  • August 04, 2011
    Becky Bucci says:
    Good bye dear Charles. I know you are now much more comfortable and pain free. I will always remember you as a kind compassionate man who loved his dog companions and family. You will be missed.

  • August 04, 2011
    lexie says:
    I love you daddy

  • August 04, 2011
    Brian & Marilyn Grant says:
    Dear Anne, Alexis and Alistair, At times like this memories of all the wonderful times we've shared over the many years come to mind. We hope your memories will help you through this difficult time. We're very sorry for the loss of a dear husband, father, and our friend. Love to all, Marilyn and Brian