November 10, 1939 - November 20, 2020
On November 20, 2020, Charles Richard Dietz of Hartsville, S.C. passed away surrounded by his family at 1:30 AM. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:30 PM on October 9, 2021, at Our Shepard Lutheran Church. The Rev. Ed Wolf will officiate and the family will receive friends following the service. Brown-Pennington-Atkins Funeral Directors are caring for the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Prisma Health Midlands Foundation for the Heart Hospital (www.prismahealthmidlandsfoundation.org). The family thanks the wonderful team of doctors, nurses, and staff at Prisma Health Heart Hospital in Columbia, S.C. for the care and compassion they provided to Charlie over the past few years. Charlie was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1939. He was the son of Carl and Minnie Dietz. In the 5th grade, Charlie moved to Lovell, Wyoming where he met the love of his life, Harriet. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this year. He graduated from Montana State University with a degree in Chemical Engineering. After graduation, he went to work at the National Reactor Testing Station (NRTS) in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He had a lengthy career with General Electric as a start-up engineer for nuclear power plants throughout the U.S. In 1980, Charlie accepted a job with Carolina Power and Light (CP&L). This led him to Hartsville, S.C. where he was the Vice President of the H.B. Robinson Nuclear Power Plant until his retirement. He had many great memories from the people he worked with over the years. Although he often had a “serious” look, he was a true leader and earned the respect of those he worked with. Charlie loved spending time at their beach condo in North Myrtle Beach. He loved spending time on the balcony listening to the ocean and looking for dolphins. Charlie was musically gifted and played the saxophone, clarinet, and piano. His faith in God was strong and he was an active member of Our Shepard Lutheran Church, where he served as the church president and played the organ. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing with friends and family throughout the years. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club and always enjoyed the friendly competition with his bridge club. Throughout the years, Charlie and Harriet traveled to many locations across the world and it wasn’t rare that he’d bump into someone that he knew. The thing he loved most in this world was spending time with his children and granddaughters. He could grill a mean steak, always enjoyed a great glass of cabernet sauvignon, and loved playing games with his friends and family. He was the rock of his family and was always there when needed most, to answer a call, respond to an email, or to just listen. His infectious smile and laugh will be greatly missed. Charlie is survived by his wife Harriet Dietz, his sister-in-law Irene Dietz, son Bob (Margaret) Dietz, daughters Cynthia (Stephen) Badowski and Elizabeth (Matt) Byron, grandchildren Sarah, Allison, and Amelia, nephews Glenn (Deanna) Dietz, Craig (Piper) Dietz, Joel Dietz, and Kirk Dietz. He was preceded in death by his brother Warren Dietz. He also leaves behind many animals that provided him joy over the years.
On November 20, 2020, Charles Richard Dietz of Hartsville, S.C. passed away surrounded by his family at 1:30 AM. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3:30 PM on October 9, 2021, at Our Shepard Lutheran Church. The Rev. Ed Wolf will... View Obituary & Service Information
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