Charlie Norman McGlamry was born on July 3, 1937, in Seville Georgia to the late Charles Clifford and Juanita Statham McGlamry. At a young age, he was baptized at Seville Baptist Church, the church where he also developed his fondness for music and Southern Baptist hymns with Amazing Grace being his favorite. He loved growing up in Seville and was a "Simple Country Boy" at heart. He developed a strong work ethic at an early age that continued throughout his life. He started working at 10 years old by helping local farmers load and unload their harvest as well as working in the fields. Charlie was one of nineteen in his Graduating class from Pitts High School in 1955. He attended Georgia Southwestern College in Americus, Georgia where he played baseball. He later transferred to Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Georgia.
After graduating from Georgia Institute of Technology with Honors in 1960 with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Charlie accepted a job at the Kennedy Space Center to work on Project Mercury to put the first man on the moon. He would often talk fondly and with a chuckle of his experience with the Project Mercury and say he sure did like those astronauts, but he loved working with that monkey. He later transferred to Robins Air Force Base as an electrical engineer, responsible for classified development and application of countermeasures in radar technologies. In 1968, he left RAFB to establish McGlamry Properties.
Charlie's accomplishments in the construction industry stand as a testament to his dedication and hard work in the development of Middle Georgia. He really appreciated and enjoyed working with the people in Houston County, Warner Robins, and Centerville. Other than his family, he said the jobs and the friendships were some of the best parts of his life.
Charlie was always into land deals, he found it very hard to turn down a piece of dirt. He loved the "art of the deal" and the process of creating new and up and coming projects and developments. He was truly a visionary of land development and was always willing to help someone accomplish their dreams. He worked, almost always, seven days a week as he was obsessive about work. He truly loved to be on a tractor as he could often be found working in the early morning hours into the sunset evenings. The tractor was considered his office and many land deals were signed with him sitting on his tractor. Over the course over his 50 plus years in development, he has constructed and managed many commercial, residential, mining/industrial and public projects throughout the state of Georgia. These projects include apartment complexes, self-storage facilities, manufactured home communities, golf courses and master planned communities. While involved in the construction and development business, Mr. McGlamry has also built and managed a fitness center/spa, restaurants, office complexes, beauty salons and hotels. He took the good with the bad and no matter what happened in his business and dealings, he continued to be positive and move forward to the next project and very rarely ever accepted a "No" as an answer.
Charlie will be missed greatly by his family, friends and community. In addition to his parents and infant brother, Charlie was preceded in death by his son Steffan McGlamry and grandson, Wesley Lucas. Charlie is survived by the mother of his children, Darlene McGlamry, daughters Gina Lucas (Harry) and Lisa Newton (Keith) and grandchildren Christie McGlamry Durham (Brad), Chance Newton, Saybra McGlamry, Steffan McGlamry Jr., Courtney Newton, Trey McGlamry, and John Lucas; the and great-grandchildren, Anslie Durham, and Tyler Durham, devoted and wonderful employees and "God Sent" special caregivers, Jeanna and Michael Coulter, amazing private nurse, Jeannie Deal, incredible Doctor, Gorby Leon. Thanks for all the care and compassion given to our Father, Papa, Cousin, Father In-Law, Friend, Boss Man, Stormin Norman, Friend or Foe and Silver Fox that allowed him to live the last years of his life with the absolute best care and compassion that one could possibly have and to this the McGlamry Family will be forever Thankful and Grateful.
The ceremony will be officiated by Pastor Pat Chastain. Pallbearers will be Tommy McGlamry, Dwain McGlamry, Lucas Cowart, Marlan Nichols, Scott Free and Ed Buehler. Honorary Pallbearers are Melba Conner, David Moore, Bob Lewis, and Ralph Sybert. Visitation will be held at Southside Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Georgia on August 23, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. with the funeral following the visitation at 12:00 p.m. Charlie will be laid to rest at Parkway Memorial Gardens on Carl Vinson Parkway. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Celebrate Recovery at Southside Baptist Church located at l 040 S Houston Lake Rd, Warner Robins, GA 31088.
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Wednesday, August 23, 2023
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