It is with great sorrow that the family of Charles L. Wasden, 78, announces his peaceful passing on February 13, 2019.
Born on September 18, 1940, in Macon, Georgia, Charles was a retired Master Chief Sonar Technician in the United States Navy. He is lovingly survived by Sandra who was his wife of 52 years; two daughters Angela and Marcia Wasden; siblings Gail Watts, Meschal Suddeth, Sharon Prather, and Joe Wasden; extended family members John, Abigail, and Jesse Skee, Christopher Briggs, and his Granddog Oliver.
He is predeceased by his parents the Reverend Fred Paul and Edna Christian Wasden and siblings Donald and Leslie Wasden, and Agnes Green.
Charles was a proud 31-year member of the United States Navy during which time he earned countless awards serving on five nuclear class submarines while stationed in six different states. He finally landed in Charleston, South Carolina where he decided to stay. Upon retiring, he attended Trident Technical College and earned an Associate in Science degree. His second career was with Republic Parking in downtown Charleston where he stayed until his 75th birthday. He was an avid coin collector, a voracious reader, and a dedicated fan of the latest audio/visual equipment and technology. His favorite hobby was just spending time with his loving family while drinking his favorite coffee.
The family will receive visitors on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, West Ashley, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414. A Celebration of Life service will immediately follow at 2:00 PM in the same location.
Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at www.mcalister-smith.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McAlister-Smith Funeral Home, West Ashley, 2501 Bees Ferry Road, Charleston, SC 29414. 843-722-8371.