Charles R. Streetman
Charles R. Streetman
July 1, 1935 - May 5, 2018

CHARLES R. STREETMAN
07/01/1935 – 05/05/2018
MSG Charles R. Streetman, U.S. Army (Ret.) “Uncle Charles” passed gently away, after a long illness, Saturday morning, May 5, 2018, surrounded by family and love. Charles is preceded in death by his mother, Effie Pate Streetman, his father, Charles Ammons Streetman, and all of his siblings; Wesley Edward, Irene Vivian, Clarabell “Tink”, Mildred Jewel, Woodrow Martin, and Rosie Mae.
After a very difficult childhood, Charles enlisted in the Army in 1952, at the age of seventeen. Shortly after completing training, he was able to spend two weeks with his brother, Woodrow “Woody”, who was returning from Korea, as he was deployed to Korea. After Korea, he was stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia, with the 47 Viking Division. After a score in the top 10%, on his Special Forces, test, he was asked to join Intelligence and Security.
During his time in Intelligence and Security he was stationed in many different countries, his favorite, being Germany. Eventually, he was deployed to the Vietnam War. It was during this time that he applied for an extension to his tour but they assigned him to the Army Security Agency and transferred him to the Pentagon.
One of his favorite memories during his army career was attending an USO Show with Bob Hope and Marilyn Monroe. Another favorite memory is meeting famed, WWII hero, Audie Murphy. When admiring all of Audie Murphy’s accomplishments, at the Service Counter, at Fort Benning, Charles remarked, “No SOB is going to do all of that.” In which he heard a reply behind him, “Yeah, it does sound a little far-fetched.” When he turned around, he was facing the hero, Audie Murphy, himself.
After retiring from the Army, Charles relocated from Georgia to San Mateo, Florida in 1994, to be near his family. It was in San Mateo that he spent the remainder of his life, working on computers, learning programs and following his hobby of collecting the latest and greatest in technology and electronics.
Uncle Charles was one of the most caring men this world will ever know. Even after retirement he always did whatever he could to help anyone who needed help. He treated everyone he met as if he had known them his entire life and everyone that met him called him “Uncle Charles.” He was a great man and will be forever missed and loved.
He leaves to remember him; his niece, Effie Irene Pate and her husband, Woodrow Pate, his great niece, Melissa Robison and her husband, Tony Robison, 2 great, great nieces (Allison and Jade) and 1 great, great nephew, “TJ” Tony Robison, Jr.
Charles will be cremated and will receive a full military honors at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, his final resting place. A service will be announced later. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Haven Hospice, 6400 St. Johns Ave., Palatka, FL. Friends may sign the online register at www.themastersfuneralhomes.com.
Masters Funeral Home of Palatka is in charge of arrangements.

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