HAMLET — It is with sadness that we mark the passing of Charles David (Dave) Millson, the 4th President of the Carolinas District and who, just this January, completed his term as Immediate Past President. Dave was instrumental in his secretary role during the founding of the Carolinas District and contributed as an Associate Director, and quartet man to his home chapter and the Golf Capital Chorus.
Dave’s was a lifetime of service. He served his country for 28 years as a Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army Reserve. He joined the Hamlet Masonic Lodge #532 and proudly served as a coach for 50 years. Dave was also a member of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for more than 24 years and Oasis Shriners of Charlotte. Upon retirement, Dave joined the Pinehurst Golf Capital Chorus singing in several barbershop quartets. He served the Barbershop Harmony Society holding roles from District Secretary of the Carolinas District, Vice President and President. For many years, as a Christian, he directed the music at Calvary Baptist Church where he was a charter member.
He was born in Hamlet, North Carolina on September 14, 1942 to Charles Edwin “Ned” and Inez Millson. He graduated from Hamlet High School in 1960. Dave married Mary Joyce (Nee: Singletary) Millson in 1962. The first of his family to attend college, he graduated in 1964 from East Carolina University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Vocal Music Education.
After a short stint as a high school vocal teacher in Florida, he worked as a Conductor/Trainman for the Seaboard Coastline, and later, the CSX Railroad where he retired in 2000.
He is survived by his wife of 57 years Mary Joyce, his three sons, Randy and Lucinda, spouse, of Newnan, GA, Chris and Sherry, spouse, of Porter, TX, Charles Eric, of Hamlet, NC, grandsons, Oren, Charlie, and Antonio and granddaughter, Stephany.
Funeral Services are at Watson-King Funeral Home, 100 Cheraw Rd, Hamlet, NC 28345 at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, February 22, 2020. Graveside service follows at Richmond County Memorial Park Cemetery, 1717 East Broad Ave, Rockingham, NC 28379 with military honors.
Join us and share your thoughts and remembrances with Dave’s family here. Although Dave will be missed, he will be Forever in Harmony.