Charles Curtis Rambin

Published 12:01 am Saturday, January 28, 2012

NATCHEZ — Visitation for Charles Curtis Rambin, 83, of Memphis, Tenn., formerly of Natchez, who died Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2012, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Laird Funeral Home.

Burial service for the family and close friends will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home with the Rev. David Harkness officiating.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at St. John’s United Methodist Church in Memphis.

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Mr. Rambin was a resident of Memphis since 2006, and Natchez from 1958 to 2006. He was born Nov. 16, 1928, in Jena, La., the son of Curtis Leonard and Penelope Monk Rambin. He married the late Alice Graham on Aug. 2, 1964. They were married for 42 years. Mr. Rambin was an oil and gas accountant for more than 40 years, retiring in 1996.

Mr. Rambin served as an active member of First Baptist Church Natchez and the Civitan Club of Natchez, serving as president from 1966 to 1967. As a boy, Charles earned the honored rank of Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts of America.

In Memphis, Mr. Rambin was actively involved with Independent Presbyterian Church and the Church Health Center, where he generously volunteered his time and made a number of dear friends. In April 2008, he was honored with the “Overcoming Adversities Award” by the Church Health Center staff. Legally blind, Charles faced a number of challenges, but he faced this adversity courageously with grace and dignity.

Mr. Rambin is survived by four children, Penelope Amanda Springer and husband, Glynn, and Mary Alice Rambin Snowden and husband, Beau, all of Memphis, Graham Curtis Rambin and Jonathan of Jackson and Karen Anderson and husband, Mike, of Florissant, Colo.; four grandchildren, Baker and Graham Springer and Anne Marie and Patrick Snowden, all of Memphis; one brother, R. LaVelle Rambin and wife, Sara, of Shreveport, La.; and beloved nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, any memorials in Mr. Rambin’s honor may be made to the Church Health Center, 1210 Peabody Avenue, Memphis, TN 38104 or Crossroads Hospice, 1669, Shelby Oaks Drive, Suite 106, Memphis, TN 38134.

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