Charles Gary Huband
Published 4:38 pm Monday, December 6, 2021
Charles Gary Huband, 73, passed away peacefully at home on Dec. 4, 2021, surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles E. and Florayne Huband.
A proud Vietnam veteran of the Marine Corps and Purple Heart recipient from combat-wounded service, his patriotism was known by all. Gary enjoyed professional photography for many years and took pride in his work. After 37 dedicated years, Gary retired from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, spending his retirement enjoying breakfasts with a close friend, watching Hokie football and tinkering with the latest technologies. A loyal husband and loving father, he valued most the moments spent with family.
Throughout his life, Gary devoted time volunteering and was involved in numerous organizations: past president and Volunteer of the Year (1999) SouthEastern Virginia Pop Warner Conference; past board/coach Bennetts Creek Little League; past Associate Bethel Guardian Job’s Daughters Bethel 11, past Patron Order of Eastern Star #149, American Legion Post 88, a lifetime member of the VFW Post 2582 and 25-year member of the Masonic Lodge #178.
Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife of 49 years, Cathy Huband; daughter, Jennifer Huband; sister-in-law, Amy Jeannette; niece, Suzanne Hyatt; first cousins Joan Mayo, Dr. Joel Ashworth and Joy Evans; close cousins and friends.
A visitation will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home on Lee Farm Lane with memorial service and reception to follow. A private burial with military honors will take place at Albert G Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post 2582 at 322 Gauntlet Way Suffolk, VA 23434 or the Horton Wreath Society at P.O. Box 6246, Virginia Beach, VA 23456. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.