Charles "Charlie" Edward Ard, 60, of Midway, passed away on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018, in Bryan. A celebration of Charlie's life is scheduled for 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, at Day Funeral Home Chapel in Madisonville, with John Harper officiating. The burial will follow at Midway City Cemetery. Visitation is scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21, at Day Funeral Home Chapel.
Charlie was born May 12, 1957, in Independence, La., to Amos and Ruth (Readder) Ard. He served his country in the United States Navy for five years as an air traffic controller and was honorably discharged with the rank of Air Controller 2nd Class. After his discharge, he began his career with the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic controller, and at the time of his retirement, was based at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Upon retirement in Madisonville, he operated his ranch and continued following his beloved New Orleans Saints and LSU Tigers.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and his baby sister, Marsha Ard, and is survived by his wife, Jana (Boothe) Ard and her children, Krystal Carroll and her husband Clint (grandchildren Jaxson and Kennedy Carroll), Sierra Hobbs and her husband Cody, and Rebecca Jones, and his siblings, Betty Ruth Bader, Lamar Ard, Carolton Ard, Marilyn Howell, Gordon Ard, and Diane Murphe.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Charlie's name, can be made to Houston Boxer Rescue (houstonboxerrescue.org), P.O. Box 541712, Houston, TX 77254-1712.