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Charles Prince, Gold Canyon, passed away peacefully with family at his side on August 7, 2020, after a long and full life.

Charles attended Washington High School, where he quarterbacked the Continentals to their only undefeated season.  Charles was so elated to meet with members of the team for a reunion recently in Indianapolis.  He then served in the Air Force and was stationed in Lakenheath, England. After his service in the Air Force, Charles became a Warrant Officer with the Indiana Air National Guard.  He started his law enforcement career with the Indianapolis Police Department, and shortly after joined the Indiana State Police. During his 21-year tenure, he served as a First Sergeant in the newly formed Intelligence Unit.  Charles transferred into the Aviation Unit and served as commander of the unit.

After retirement from the Indiana State Police, he began a career with the Federal Aviation Administration.   Charles piloted and was an instructor in both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.  His dreams came true when an opportunity presented itself in Scottsdale, Arizona where he whisked his wife off to the desert to begin his love affair with golf. Some of the highlights of his career with the FAA were earning his Honorary Test Pilot Certificate for the AH-64D Apache Longbow Helicopter and performing trans-Atlantic check-flights across “The Pond”.  These flights enabled him to return to England where he served in the Air Force.

Charles retired from the FAA in 2007.  He finalized his career in aviation when he and his wife started an aviation consulting business.  Charles performed safety audits on medical transport bases throughout the country.  He then decided to completely retire and focus on perfecting his golf game with a group of great guys, the “Ball Busters”.

Charles was predeceased in death by his parents, Ralph and Anna.  Charles is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Patricia, his Tishie, with whom he loved to travel the world.  Charles had one son, Charles Jr. and one daughter Elizabeth.  He has three grandchildren, Meredith, Cierra and Sean; three great grandsons, Brodyn, Liam and Cane.  Charles has one sister, Rebecca.  Charles loved sharing his passion for flying, golf, marksmanship and exploring the desert with all of his family.

At his request, a private service is being planned for immediate family only, and there will be a celebration of life at a later date.

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7 responses to “Charles Prince”

  1. Don Hawkes says:

    Charles was a great Pearson to be friends with. It was always a pleasure to spend time talking with him. Am very sorry for your loss.

  2. Simon Wheaton-Smith says:

    I worked with Charlie for 16 years in the FAA, and had many fun times. He was honest, reliable, and a good friend with a great sense of humour. I will miss him. Charlie, tail winds and smooth air.

  3. Joe Baldwin says:

    Charlie was a good friend for over 60 years. We shared a lot of good times and laughs during those days. He is and will be missed. Charlie was a good man.

  4. Joe Remington says:

    I worked with Charlie at the FAA for eight years, until he retired. He was light-hearted and fun to be around. We had many good lunches together and a few trips “across the pond.” What I miss most is his good-natured conversation. Rest well my friend.

  5. Marlin Snyder says:

    Charlie was my best friend in high school, i will never forget all the great times we had together.

  6. Chris Clark says:

    Charlie was quite the character! Soft spoken and funny. I’ll always have happy memories of him.

  7. Don Scott McAtee says:

    Charlie and I were best of friends in the early 50,s (junior high ) and played basketball together in a “Y” league at the church down the street Won the city championship in our age group in 1953. Charlie was a great friend and we spent a lot of time playing b-Ball in my back yard at what we called “tje old church” God rest your soul and may you rest in peace .

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Charles Prince, Gold Canyon, passed away peacefully with family at his side on August 7, 2020, after a long and full life.

Charles attended Washington High School, where he quarterbacked the Continentals to their only undefeated season.  Charles was so elated to meet with members of the team for a reunion recently in Indianapolis.  He then served in the Air Force and was stationed in Lakenheath, England. After his service in the Air Force, Charles became a Warrant Officer with the Indiana Air National Guard.  He started his law enforcement career with the Indianapolis Police Department, and shortly after joined the Indiana State Police. During his 21-year tenure, he served as a First Sergeant in the newly formed Intelligence Unit.  Charles transferred into the Aviation Unit and served as commander of the unit.

After retirement from the Indiana State Police, he began a career with the Federal Aviation Administration.   Charles piloted and was an instructor in both helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.  His dreams came true when an opportunity presented itself in Scottsdale, Arizona where he whisked his wife off to the desert to begin his love affair with golf. Some of the highlights of his career with the FAA were earning his Honorary Test Pilot Certificate for the AH-64D Apache Longbow Helicopter and performing trans-Atlantic check-flights across “The Pond”.  These flights enabled him to return to England where he served in the Air Force.

Charles retired from the FAA in 2007.  He finalized his career in aviation when he and his wife started an aviation consulting business.  Charles performed safety audits on medical transport bases throughout the country.  He then decided to completely retire and focus on perfecting his golf game with a group of great guys, the “Ball Busters”.

Charles was predeceased in death by his parents, Ralph and Anna.  Charles is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Patricia, his Tishie, with whom he loved to travel the world.  Charles had one son, Charles Jr. and one daughter Elizabeth.  He has three grandchildren, Meredith, Cierra and Sean; three great grandsons, Brodyn, Liam and Cane.  Charles has one sister, Rebecca.  Charles loved sharing his passion for flying, golf, marksmanship and exploring the desert with all of his family.

At his request, a private service is being planned for immediate family only, and there will be a celebration of life at a later date.

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7 responses to “Charles Prince”

  1. Don Hawkes says:

    Charles was a great Pearson to be friends with. It was always a pleasure to spend time talking with him. Am very sorry for your loss.

  2. Simon Wheaton-Smith says:

    I worked with Charlie for 16 years in the FAA, and had many fun times. He was honest, reliable, and a good friend with a great sense of humour. I will miss him. Charlie, tail winds and smooth air.

  3. Joe Baldwin says:

    Charlie was a good friend for over 60 years. We shared a lot of good times and laughs during those days. He is and will be missed. Charlie was a good man.

  4. Joe Remington says:

    I worked with Charlie at the FAA for eight years, until he retired. He was light-hearted and fun to be around. We had many good lunches together and a few trips “across the pond.” What I miss most is his good-natured conversation. Rest well my friend.

  5. Marlin Snyder says:

    Charlie was my best friend in high school, i will never forget all the great times we had together.

  6. Chris Clark says:

    Charlie was quite the character! Soft spoken and funny. I’ll always have happy memories of him.

  7. Don Scott McAtee says:

    Charlie and I were best of friends in the early 50,s (junior high ) and played basketball together in a “Y” league at the church down the street Won the city championship in our age group in 1953. Charlie was a great friend and we spent a lot of time playing b-Ball in my back yard at what we called “tje old church” God rest your soul and may you rest in peace .

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