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Mr. Charles Evans "Chuck" Cavin

Obituary for Mr. Charles Evans "Chuck" Cavin

September 8, 1925 - March 23, 2018
San Antonio, Texas | Age 92


Charles Evans Cavin, age 92, passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018, in San Antonio, Texas. He was born on September 8, 1925 in Sasakwa, Oklahoma to Forrest Andy and Susan Effie (Gladin) Cavin.
Chuck grew up the 5th of 6 children. After graduating from high school he began his military career, entering the US Army Aviation Cadet program in 1943 and completing his pilot training. He earned his pilot wings in April of 1945. He loved telling people he was a pilot and an officer by the age of 19. In 1948, while attending college and law school he accepted a reserve assignment with the United States Air Force Office of Special Investigations [AFOSI]. In 1950 as the Korean War began, he was called to active duty with the AFOSI. His OSI overseas service included command assignments in Germany, France, and Japan. Stateside, Chuck served as an OSI Commander at various Air Force bases. His last assignment was as the OSI counterintelligence adviser to TAC HQ, Langley AFB, VA. In 1973 he retired as a Lieutenant Colonel with over 30 years of service. After retiring from the Air Force, he was employed by Safeway stores and served as their Head of Security for the Washington, DC, region. He retired from Safeway in 1987.
Chuck loved the Lord and worshiped at Northside Church of Christ. He was devoted to his family. His interests included family, church, history, politics and travel. He stayed active with the San Antonio Chapter of retired OSI Agents.
In retirement, Chuck's favorite pastime was travel. Chuck and Martha's trips to almost every continent and his travels crossing the USA to visit friends and family made for many a great story. He was quite a storyteller. His stories are legendary among the family. He really enjoyed spending time with friends and family and he treasured every moment with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Martha Wilson Thut Cavin of San Antonio; children, Pamela Sue Trachtenberg, Alisa Ann Treurniet and husband Thomas, Marsha Pape and husband Mark, Sharon Rodriguez and husband Mike, Brenda Thut; grandchildren, Michael Trachtenberg, Lindsay Trachtenberg, Kristin Provost and husband John, Natalie Treurniet and husband Raul Santiago, Sara Pape, Michael Rodriguez, Matthew Rodriguez and wife Paislee, Wilson Rodriguez, Brandon Rodriguez; great grandchildren, Thomas Charles Treurniet, Adilyn Rodriguez, Jett Provost; sisters-in-law, Lois Cavin, Annie Cavin; and many wonderful nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Forrest and Susan Cavin; sister, Edith Core Mills; brothers, Joe Cavin and wife Billie; Riley Cavin and wife Drue; Bill Cavin; John Cavin ; brothers-in-law, Everett Core, Russell Mills; son-in-law Wayne Trachtenberg. Pallbearers will be Thomas Treurniet, Mark Pape, Mike Rodriguez, Michael Trachtenberg, Matthew Rodriguez, Wilson Rodriguez, Brandon Rodriguez; Honorary Pallbearer: Thomas Charles Treurniet.
The family wants to thank the doctors, nurses, and in-home caregivers that gave Chuck such special and compassionate care in the last years of his life.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Porter Loring Mortuary North.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018
11:00 A.M.
Northside Church of Christ
19818 HWY 281 North
Minister David Allen will officiate. Internment will follow at 1:45 P.M. in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery with Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to charity of your choice.

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