Dr. Charles Robert Ireland, of Signal Mountain, died on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at Alexian Village.
He was born in 1919 in Tifton, Ga., to the late Eschol Lawson and Mary Gertrude Ireland. Dr. Ireland served in the Medical Administrative Corps in WWII. After a period of training at the University of Tennessee School of Medicine, he served as laboratory officer, Station Hospital, Mississippi Ordnance Plant, Flora, MS. After discharge from the service, he attended the University of Georgia and the Medical College of Georgia, where he graduated with honors and was a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society.
After a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Cardiology he began his practice in Macon, GA, He participated in the establishment of a Coronary Care Unit (the second in the state) at the Medical Center of Central Georgia and the Coliseum Park Hospital. Dr. Ireland was a charter member of the Board of Trustees, Coliseum Park Hospital and served at various times as chief of Staff at Coliseum Park, the Medical Center, and Middle Georgia hospitals. He is a past president of the Bibb County Medical Society.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Arlyne in 2007.
He is survived by his son, Bob Jr. and his wife Terry, daughter, Kathleen Mary and her husband Brian, four grandchildren, Stuart, Anne, Eric, and Ed, and stepson, Robert Ronald Hudson.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Caritas or a charity of your choice.
Funeral services will be held in the chapel at Alexian Village on Wednesday, April 20, at 11:15 a.m. Interment will follow at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Please visit www.heritagechattanooga.com to share words of comfort to the family.
Arrangements are by Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 E. Brainerd Road.