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Charles Baynard Cherrix, 82, of Hilton Head Island died Sunday, November 3, 2013. He was the beloved husband of 61 years to Catherine Rodgers Cherrix and father of William B. Cherrix (Lezlee), James L. Cherrix (Robin), Claudia Cherrix Tchiloyans (Paul). He will be laid to rest alongside their beloved son, Christopher Lee Cherrix in Rockville, Maryland. He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, Christopher Michael Cherrix (Alice), Beth Cummins (Jeremy), Aryn Vantassell (Allen), Nikolas & Natalia Tchiloyans, Mason & Riley Cherrix and 4 great-grandchildren, Ava, Kali, Kara, and Rylee. Also mourning his loss are Lezlee Cherrix, Paul Tchiloyans, Robin Cherrix and Jerri Cherrix and his siblings Lester B. Cherrix, Vivian & Roy Wallace and G. Thomas & Caroline Cherrix. He was born in Wachapreaque, Virginia, in 1931, graduated from the US Merchant Marine Academy in 1956. He worked 40 years for the US Maritime Administration entering as a draftsman and retiring as the Chief Naval Architect in 1993. Before retirement Charlie served as Commodore to the South River Yacht Club and the Chesapeake Yacht Club both in Maryland. When Charles and Catherine moved to Hilton Head Plantation, he became involved immediately, serving on and chairing the Architectural Review Board. He later was elected to the office of President of Hilton Head Plantation. Charlie worked 17 years with his wife serving his community in Friends With Wheels, an outreach program of All Saints Episcopal Church. He was twice elected Secretary-Treasurer of the Past Commodores Club in Hilton Head. Charlie was a frequent golfer and treasured his many friendships. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial gifts be made to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry: Hilton Head Island Club or to your favorite charity. Arrangements have been handled by The Island Funeral Home and Crematory.