- 88 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 12, 1922
- Date of passing: Jul 4, 2011
|Let the memory of Charles be with us forever|
1st SGT (Retired) Charles L. Romans, 88, died Mon. July 4th at home in Valley, AL.
Mr. Romans was born Sunday, Nov. 12, 1922, in Groveland, Illinois, the son of Abraham Lincoln Romans and Lula Belle Lancaster. In 1943 Mr. Romans was drafted into the Medical Unit of the U.S. Army. He spent 23 years in the military including combat duty in England during WWII and a tour in Vietnam in 1966/67. Following his retirement at Ft. Benning, GA in 1968, Mr. Romans worked 8 years at Atlanta Christian College, recently renamed Point University, East Point, GA, and 23 years at Lake Aurora Christian Assembly in Lake Wales, Florida.
Mr. Romans and his wife, Mae, later lived in Albany, GA for 6 years with their daughter and family and recently moved with them to Valley, AL.
Mr. Romans was an active member of Christian Churches in Georgia and Florida, serving in positions of Sunday School Superintendent, Trustee and Deacon.
Mr. Romans will be remembered as an accomplished musician and craftsman with a wonderfully unique sense of humor. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend who was respected, admired and loved by all.
Mr. Romans is the youngest child and preceded in death by 4 siblings and two sons, Charles L. Romans Jr. and LTC (Ret) Jay Romans.
Mr. Romans is survived by his wife of 69 years, Mae Romans, daughter Tonya Harris and her husband Buddy Harris of Valley, AL, daughters-in-law Diane Romans of Bryson City, Nancy Romans of Fayetteville, GA and Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mr. Romans will be officiated by Minister and son-in-law, Buddy Harris.
Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 5:00 pm (EST)
Visitation and reception for everyone will follow the service.
Friendship Christian Church
1101 California Road Valley, Al.
Interment with full military honors will be held at the Ft. Benning Post Cemetery at a future date.
In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made to Friendship Christian Church where a gift will be given to reflect Mr. Romans’ love of the Lord and music.
"Connie Enderle lit a candle at
Tonya,Our Prayers are with you that you have strength to deal with this time of Loss of a wonderful Dad."
"Frances Sutherland Bonner lit a candle at
Tonya,reading your father's obit I know he was a wonderful man. I know you will miss him, but keep your loving memories close to your heart and you will feel his presence everyday.May God ease the pain of your family's loss. You are in my prayers"
"johnny & sallie farr lit a candle at
Our prayers are with Mae and family."
"Friend to the family lit a candle at
We are very sorry for your lost. if there is any thing that we can do for you and your family please call amanda or tim ingram WE LOVE YALL ALOT."
"Carol and Matthew Woodard lit a candle at
May God's loving hands uplift you and give you comfort during this time, and may your many family memories bring you joy. A true war heroe,husband,father,grandfather,son,friend will truy be missed"
"Bob and Barb Johnson lit a candle at
Bob and Barb Johnson send love and comfort to each of you during this time of loss. We love you all very much and remember Charles and Mae when we use to visit them in GA."
"Family friends lit a candle at
Love to the Romans/Harris families in this time of sorrow from the Graham children, Ron/Lois, Margaret/Mike, Tommy/Debbie and Trudy/John"
"Jerita/long time admirer and friend. lit a candle at
Mae,Tonya & family, The Lord has received one of His most loyal warriors, and we have lost a great christian example. We Love you Jerita/Roberto Martinez.<3 Mucho."
"Tonya Harris lit a candle at
Thank you for all the comments. They mean a lot to our famly and we will treasure them forever."
"Bethany Romans-Raymond, granddaughter lit a candle at
How blessed I am to have Charles Romans as my grandfather to always show me how to love and serve others, laugh in good times and hard times and live my life for Jesus Christ. My grandpa and Grandma Romans gave me many gifts in this life and their example of strong faith in the Lord no matter what this life brings is th"
"Vicki Spano lit a candle at
Mae, Tonya and family- I pray that God's peace and comfort will lift you up during this difficult time. I have many precious memories of spending time at the Romans' place during my teenage years. I've always looked up to Charles for his Christian witness and his dedicated service to our country. Love to you all."
"Debbie and Ronnie Farr lit a candle at
Mrs.Mae, didn't know you for very long, but you were always so sweet and ready with a hug.. when I first met Mr. Charles he always had a smile and a wave when we used to sit behind you both at church..praying for peace and comfort during this time for you and all your family."
"Stacey Bailey Shaver lit a candle at
Tonya and Buddy, you and your family have been in my thoughts and prayers for some time, but I know that our dear Lord is comforting you know in your time of loss. I will continue to pray for all of you to have peace and hope in the days to come. I love you!"
"Marvin & Wanda Phillips & boys lit a candle at
May god just lift each and everyone of you up and give you comfort during this time.Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone.thank you for introducing him to me at the yard sale before you all left georgia.It has been a blessing to know all of you. We love you all."
"Charles & Pat Carter~Friends lit a candle at
Mae, Tonya & Family~we love you and are sincerely praying for you. What a wonderful blessing you all are to us!"
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