COLUMBIA Services for Charles Evans Boineau will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter Street. The family will receive friends Friday 5-7 p.m. at 1829 Senate Street. Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel, is assisting the family. Born in Columbia, Mr. Boineau was the son of the late Bessie T. and Charles Evans Boineau. He was a graduate of Camden High School and was a student at The Citadel in Charleston when World War II began. In 1942, he volunteered for the Naval Air Corps and at the age of twenty, was a Navy fighter pilot in the South Pacific aboard the aircraft carrier Hornet (CV-12). He participated in carrier strikes against Luzon, Formosa, South China Sea, French Indochina and Okinawa. After the war Mr. Boineau returned to Columbia and began working for Boineau s Allied Van Lines. He was affiliated for forty-three years with the moving company that was founded by his father in 1931. He became president of the company in 1971. He had been with the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce as Membership Ambassador since 1994. Mr. Boineau was elected in 1961 as the first Republican to the South Carolina Legislature since Reconstruction. He was a charter member of St. Martin s-in-the-Fields Episcopal Church where he served on the Vestry and taught Sunday School. He served on the Board of Directors of the Columbia Rotary Club, where he was a member for fifty-five years, the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, The Columbia Navy League, The St. Martin s Foundation, and as vice-president of the Southeastern Warehouseman and Mover s Association. He was a former president of the South Carolina Mover s Association. Mr. Boineau was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, the highest honor conferred by the State of South Carolina, by Governor James B. Edwards. He was a member of The South Carolina Republican Silver Elephant Club, and was Chairman of the Platform Committee of the party in 1962, and in 1964 was a delegate to the Republican National Convention. He was a lifelong member of American Legion Post No. 6 and was a member of the South Carolina Historical Society. He was a communicant of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral. He held memberships in Forest Lake Club, The Columbia Cotillion Club, The Tarantella, The Flamenco and was a charter member of The Summit Club. Mr. Boineau is survived by his wife, Betsy Boatwright Boineau daughter and son-in-law, Bonnie and Fred Crawford and granddaughters, Beverley and Mary Crawford and Jessica Bacon. Memorials may be made to Carolina Children s Home, Trinity Cathedral Foundation or St. Martin s-in-the-Fields Foundation.
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