SSS Member Kermit (Chuck) Beverly, 87 Headed West

Kermit Charles “Chuck” Beverly, (LtCol USAF, Ret) “Headed West” October 19, 2019.

Chuck Beverly was born on July 16th, 193, in Garrett, Kentucky. He was the oldest of three boys. He had a wonderful sense of humor and was very much a jokester.

He met the love of his life at Oklahoma A & M, which is now called OSU (Oklahoma State University). They married and had three children. Brent, the oldest, was born in Illinois in September of 1954. Diane was born in Louisiana in August of 1958. William, the youngest, was born in Arizona in April of 1967.

In the early 60’s Chuck was stationed at Hahn AFB in Germany. After Germany, he was stationed at Davis Monthan AFB in Arizona. From there he was deployed to Thailand flying missions over Vietnam.

Following his Vietnam service, Chuck was assigned to Clark AFB in the Philippines as Ops Officer of the fighter squadron where his best friend, Col. Charlie Goodwin, was the squadron commander.

From the Philippines, he moved his family to Nellis AFB in Nevada. He was the Ops officer for the Fighter Weapons School. This was his final assignment. He retired with 20 years of active duty.

Throughout the rest of his life, when asked what he did for a living, he always responded that he was a retired fighter pilot in the Air Force. He was proud to serve his country and loved the adventure and thrill of flying.


Information provided by Chuck’s daughter Diane.

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