On Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, Charles Nelson Germany passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side.
He was born in Milburn, Texas on Dec. 25, 1923.
He was interred at Fort Bliss national Cemetery in El Paso, Texas, with military honors on Aug. 22, 2013.
He was a 1941 graduate of Richland Springs High School, where he was a football, baseball and track standout.
He was also a proud member of FFA, where he was a member of the state and national meat-grading champion team of 1941. He went on to play freshman football at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas.
He proudly served in the United States Air Force for 30 years as an aircraft armament instructor and an instructor of munitions and weapons at various bases overseas and stateside including the Air Force Academy, and managed NCO and Officers’ Clubs in Europe, Asia and Colorado.
Additionally, in his early military career, he played baseball with the USAF team and for many years was an expert marksman for the USAF team.
Upon retiring from the military, he worked for First National Bank of Colorado, rising to and retiring from the position of Chief Officer of Security.
A 33rd-degree Mason, he was a longtime member of the Masonic Lodge and served as Worshipful Master in Denver, Colo.
In 1996, he moved to El Paso, Texas, to be closer to his family.
He is survived by his wife, Erika, to whom he was happily married for 62 years; two daughters, Nena Germany-Greer (Michael) of Evanston and Lesa Provenghi (Art) of El Paso, Texas; grandchildren, Katarina and Michelle Provenghi and Erik Greer, with whom he spent countless hours playing catch in the backyard; sister, Mary Marble of Allen, Texas, and many nieces and nephews throughout the U.S.