Charles Madison Geer, Jr.
1926 — 2021
A true Southern gentleman, straight-talker, and honorable man, Charles (Charlie) Madison Geer, Jr., 94, died peacefully on August 26, 2021 at his home in Lumberton, NC. He was born on December 26, 1926 in Gastonia, NC to Charles Madison and Alice Louise Evans Geer. Charlie grew up in LaGrange, GA but enjoyed frequent trips to Shuqualak, MS to visit his extended family and ride his beloved pony Cricket. He graduated from LaGrange High School in 1941 at age 15 then attended The Citadel in Charleston, SC for two years. In December 1943, at age 17, Charlie joined the Naval Air Corps and served for two and a half years in World War II. His flight time was on a TBM Navy torpedo bomber where he...