Major Charles R. Henwood
Charles R. Henwood, 84, USAF (ret.), Tampa, passed away on April 3, 2015.
Born Dec. 1, 1930, in Scranton, Pennsylvania, to Charles H. Henwood and
Helen (Bauer) Henwood. Mr. Henwood was a pilot for the US Air Force, and
retired after 20 years of service. As a command pilot, he was proficient in
many aircraft, including the B-26, KC-135, KC-97, and C-7. He served in both
the Korean War and the Vietnam War [457th]. He enjoyed many
hobbies, but most of all he loved to fly. He built and flew his own
airplane, an RV6. He was a member of the Civil Air Patrol. He was a member
of the local Experimental Aircraft Association and spent many hours
volunteering with Dolores at the annual Sun-N-Fun making sandwiches for the
volunteers. Charles married Dolores Geyer in 1955 and she survives. After
one date, they knew they were meant for each other and married three months
later. They spent 60 wonderful years together.Other survivors include his
sons, Chuck and wife Brenda, Mark and wife Tammy, and his grandchildren,
Matt Henwood and wife Megan, Will Henwood, John Henwood, Alex Henwood, Tyler
Henwood and wife Angelica. Friends and family were invited to gather from
9-11 AM on Monday, April 6, at Brewer and Sons Funeral Home South Tampa
Chapel, 3328 S. Dale Mabry, Tampa 33629, with a funeral service for Mr.
Henwood at 11 AM. Burial followed at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Tampa.