Charles Hall Byrne Jr, "Charlie"


Charles Hall Byrne Jr, "Charlie", 73, of Foley, passed away peacefully at home on Feb. 18, 2024.

Charlie graduated from Foley High School in 1968. He then attended Marion Military Institute in Troy Alabama. From there, he joined the United States Marine Corps and attended Officer Candidate School in Quantico, Virginia. Charlie served our country as a pilot until 1976, then he returned home to Alabama and attended the University of South Alabama.

He earned his Civil Engineering degree with Professional Engineer credentials and worked in multiple roles in the Baldwin County area before making his way to Naval Air Station Pensacola.

Charlie served the Naval Air Station for the remainder of his career until he retired in 2007.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Sr and Winifred Byrne and his sister, Rebecca "Becky" Byrne. He is survived by the love of his life, Sue Byrne of Foley, brother Thomas "Tom" Byrne (Donna) of Evergreen Alabama, children: Winifred "Wendy" Ahrenkiel of Atlanta, Kristy (Albie) Whitaker of Fairhope, Leigh (Rick) Dionisio of Foley and Jill Glenn of Pensacola, 6 grandchildren: Byrne and Porter Ahrenkiel, Grey and Birch Whitaker, Gavin Dionisio and Connor Manning as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Funeral services took place at Wolfe Bayview funeral home in Foley on Thurs. Feb. 22, 2024.  Visitation was from 10-11 am with funeral services from 11-12 pm.  Pastor Jason Harvel officiated.  Interment was at Barrancas National Cemetery on Fri., Feb. 23, 2024, at 10:00 am.

Active Pallbearers: Rick Dionisio, Josh Holt, Robby Ray, Bobby Diesner, Darian Waters, Ryan Moreno (Riviera Utilities Line Crew)

Honorary Pallbearers: Roy Wolfe, Greg Worley, Harry Barnard, Nolen Keel, Ray Philyaw, Steve Ward, Mike Dukes, Ron Catone, Butch Golden, Terry Hanson, Vic Hoover, Gary Flowers, Denny Price, Alan Blackwell, Mike Smith, Robby James, Leonard Kaiser, Mike Allen, Dicky Becker, Don Lawrenz and Johnny Holly.

The family would like to extend sincere thanks to Berean Baptist Church, Dr Ellis Allen, Dr Brittany Case, Southern Cancer Center, Amedisys Home Health, Empatia Palliative Care and Community Hospice for their professionalism and genuine care. 

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Amedisys Foundation, Community Hospice or American Cancer Society.