August 30, 2012 in Obituaries

Obituary: Haywood, Charles Weldon


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October 1, 1930 -
August 23, 2012

Charles “Chuck” W. Haywood was born in Clay County, Arkansas near the small town of Piggott where he grew up. In 1948 he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and began his career in the military. He was stationed in Kansas, Louisiana, Florida, Tennessee, Arkansas, Texas, and Washington, as well as in Canada and overseas in England and Thailand. His longest stay was at Fairchild AFB near Spokane, where he chose to retire in 1972. Chuck was a lifelong collector of things. After his retirement, his hobby became his second career. He had collected stamps and coins most of his adult life and later branched
out into antique postcards and baseball cards as well as other assorted collectibles. He also enjoyed baseball and was a lifelong fan of the St Louis Cardinals and the Spokane Indians. Another favorite pastime was metal detecting.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Evanell Haywood, his brother, Duane, his sister, Judy, and his wife, Alice. He is survived by his son, Alan, his granddaughter, Alison, his stepson, Paul Tonner, his grandsons, Blake and Grant Tonner, his cousin James and several nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held on September 1st at 11 am at the Hennessey Smith Funeral Home located at 2203 N. Division Street in Spokane. Please visit Chuck’s online memorial and leave a message of condolence at

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