US Marine Corps

Charles "Charlie" Cartwright

March 11, 1949 ~ May 4, 2021 (age 72)

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Charles "Charlie" Cartwright, 72, of Salter Path, a loving husband, father, brother, and friend, passed away on Tuesday, May 4, 2021, at his home.

His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, May 7, 2021, at Salter Path United Methodist Church, officiated by Rev. Donald Thomas. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Gethsemane Memorial Park. Friends are welcome to attend the service. For those unable to attend, the family invites you to view the webcasting of the service through his obituary page on Munden Funeral Home’s website. In keeping with the CDC guidelines pertaining to the Coronavirus, those who are ill or at-risk (elderly, immune-compromised) are encouraged to stay home. Additionally, there will be a limit to the number of people in the building at one time, as well, those who attend will be asked to bring and wear a protective mask. Help us honor the family while practicing safe measures. Friends are also encouraged to leave words of comfort to the family through the website.

(See link below for the Service Bulletin including the Order of Service.)

Charlie was born on March 11, 1949, in Yonkers, New York, to the late Alonzo and Evelyn Cartwright. At 17, he joined the United States Marines where he honorably served 4 years. Following the military, he worked many faithful years as a commercial fisherman and then lead fisherman for NOAA.

He is survived by his devoted wife of 48 years, Theresa Cartwright of the home; daughter, Beth Cartwright of Morehead City; sons, Jody Cartwright of Salter Path and Brent Cartwright of Morehead City; sister, Debbie Covington of Cape Carteret; brothers-in-law, Gary Zajac and wife Gail, and Joe Zajac and wife Peggy; nephews, Chris Zajac and wife Heather, Drew Zajac and wife Katie, Brennen Guthrie, Jimmy Smith, and Chris Covington; nieces, Jamie Covington and Britni Prybol and husband Kevin; great nephews, Willis Zajac, Wesley Zajac, Gray Zajac, and Sebastian Prybol; dear friends, Bobby and Debbie Lawrence, and many others; and caregiver and friend who made Charlie’s life special in his final days, Martha Pfaff.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his mother-in-law who he considered a second mother, Velna Gray Zajac; grandparents, Burnett and Dessie Willis; and brothers, Clarence Hugh Cartwright and Jimmy Cartwright.

The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m., Thursday, May 6, 2021, at Salter Path United Methodist Church. The same safety guidelines will apply.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions in memory of Charlie, may be made to the Lewy Body Dementia Association at 912 Killian Hill Rd., S.W., Lilburn, GA 30047.

Family and friends are welcome to submit online condolences at

Arrangements by Munden Funeral Home & Crematory in Morehead City, NC. 


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 Service Program


Visitation at Family Home

Salter Path United Methodist
1200 Salter Path Road
Salter Path, NC 28575

Funeral Service
May 7, 2021

2:00 PM
Salter Path United Methodist
1200 Salter Path Road
Salter Path, NC 28575

Video is available for this event

Interment Following Funeral Service
May 7, 2021

Gethsemane Memorial Park
700 Highway 24
Newport, NC 28570


Lewy Body Dementia Association
912 Killian Hill Rd., S.W., Lilburn GA 30047
Tel: 1-404-935-6444

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