In Memory

Chuck Sullivan, III

Chuck Sullivan, III

Our friend and classmate, Chuck Sullivan, passed away this afternoon, November 29, 2014, in a motorcycle accident near San Antonio. He died doing what he loved, riding with his dear friends Chris Hummel and Gary Gates. R.I.P. Chuck. We will miss you.

Meddie Charles Sullivan III, known as Chuck, was born on March 26, 1950 in Laurel, MS to Meddie Charles Sullivan, II and Sally Jane Chenery and entered eternity on November 29, 2014. He was a proud veteran of the United States Army, serving during Viet Nam and receiving the Purple Heart. Chuck was a highly respected Attorney in San Antonio who donated his time and his services to help disabled veterans. He assisted them any way he could. He organized hunting trips for the veterans as well as youth. He loved motorcycles, flying planes and bass fishing. He will be remembered for his intelligence, humor and service to his fellow man.

Chuck was preceded in death by his father, Meddie Charles Sullivan, II and his sister, Gail Sullivan. Surviving are his wife of 37 years, Janie; son, Charlie Sullivan; his mother, Sally Jane Sullivan-Soultaire; brothers, Mark Sullivan (Monique), Lee Sullivan; and his uncle, Harold Sullivan of Laurel, MS; numerous cousins and a host of friends.

A celebration of his life will be at 12:00 p.m. on Friday, December 19, 2014 in Sunset Funeral Home Chapel. Interment will follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Disabled American Veterans.

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11/29/14 06:27 PM #1    

Susan Fitch

I am in shock. Chuck and I Had just finished making plans to tour Ecuador next summer. I literally cannot believe this.

Chuck, you were one of the kindest and most open-minded people I ever knew. You never put anyone down and always had kind words for everyone. High school was a very difficult time for me, but your presence in my life made it much, much easier. In losing you, we have all lost a wonderful part of our lives. You were will remain my hero for the rest of my life. I love you. 

11/29/14 07:08 PM #2    

Don Reser

I am in total shock.  I really loved buth Gail and Chuck.  I was especially proud of Chuck serving in Viet Nam and  when wounded in Viet Nam, he used it as an inspiration to make better of himself when he became a lawyer.  I cannot tell you how upset I am.  Chuck was a real man and his sister was great person and real woman.  Marie attended Gail's funderal and told me some of the stories that Chuck told on Gail.  I will let her chip in on her own, but they are great stories.

I am just feeling very very hurt.

Life is not fair, but this to me really hurts.  Than you Anne Ballanytne for having the last reunion, when I last saw Chuck.  Thank you so much for your dedication to our 1969 family, as well as, Gill and Randy for keeping the website up.

I really do care care and love each of you.  Please be safe.


Don Reser



11/29/14 08:05 PM #3    

Janese Rickert (Creech)

I did not know Chuck personally, but we emailed a few times..such a nice heart goes out to his family and friends

11/29/14 08:09 PM #4    

Nina Watson (Chevalier)

So very sad to lose two family members so soon.  My sympathy goes out to Chuck's family and friends.

11/30/14 09:12 AM #5    

Gwen Olson (Oakley)

Susan said it best.  He was one of the good guys.  So sorry to hear about his passing.

11/30/14 10:37 AM #6    

Tina Zuelzer (Potter-Cullum)

my heart breaks and deep down I believe they are together in 

a better place of love and peace.


chuck , I just got your email to get together - 

and now you are gone on your path to be with Gail.   Your mother is in my thoughts.


i pray for all

11/30/14 12:29 PM #7    

Don Reser

Please forgive all my misspellings in my note about Chuck and Gail.  I am just very devasted and I guess my desire to share my grief translated into bad spellings.  The good is that I had a wonderful conversation with Randy Lockwood.  We are so far in front of the other classes because of his and Gil's and Anne's efforts.

11/30/14 05:56 PM #8    

Barbara Mosher (Finger)

So very sorry to hear about Chuck. Gail and I were good friends in grade school, I spent many a weekened at their home and even as kids Chuck was fun and very nice. So, it was no surprise when I saw him at the 30th reunion and he was still very nice. We talked and emailed each other for awhile after that. Was so great we had that 45th Reuinion last month and I was able to see and talk to him.

Condolences to his family and R.I.P. Chuck

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