Mr. Charles Douglas Harding, 88, of Frederick died on Monday, February 14, 2022 at Frederick Health Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Gertrude Viola Harding in 1997, and his long-time partner, Carol Mills-Weiger in 2016.
Born June 9, 1933 in Rockville, he was the son of the late Eddie Boswell Harding and Cora Louise (McCrossin) Harding.
A long time Montgomery County resident, he moved to Frederick 19 years ago.
Mr. Harding worked for many years with the Army Map Service - NGA as a director/manager and later retired from that position.
He was an avid hunter, fisherman, golfer, loved the Outer Banks, and just loved life in general. He was a member and former president of the Potomac Izaak Walton League. Above all else, he adored his grandchildren.
Pop, or Poppie, as he was known by his family, had an amazing positive and compassionate nature. When asked how he was doing, "Bordering on magnificent" was always his reply. He was a true gentleman, loved by all who knew him, and will be dearly missed.
Surviving are two sons, Charles D. "Chuck" Harding Jr. and wife, Susan, and Brent Harding and wife, Stephanie; a daughter, Kandi Dinkel and husband, Chris; much beloved eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by two brothers, James Edward Harding and Paul Kenneth Harding.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 20, 2022 at Stauffer Funeral Home, 1621 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick.
Funeral services will begin at noon on Monday, February 21 from the funeral home chapel with Rev. Tim May officiating.
Interment will follow at Darnestown Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations to Frederick Health Hospice, 1 Frederick Health Way, Frederick, MD 21701.
Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.staufferfuneralhome.com.
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