Charles "Chuck" R. McCord

February 17, 1938 - July 24, 2021

Charles "Chuck" R. McCord

February 17, 1938 - July 24, 2021


Chuck McCord passed away Saturday, July 24, 2021. He was 83 years old. Chuck had a full life. He was born in Hobbs, New Mexico in 1938 to Rose Lee (Correnti) and Claude McCord. He was raised in the San Juaquin Valley in California. Chuck’s affable nature, drive and natural sales ability, combined with a passion for motorsports and automobiles, led him to car sales. He became the Lead General Manager for one of the busiest car dealerships in the West Coast. His success there led him to purchase a Chevrolet Dealership in Bellingham, Washington in 1975. GM’s product and quality issues at the time vs. the imports and the oil crisis of 1979 revealed that his timing was not good. He sold that business in 1982 and reinvented himself as a realtor. He quickly became one of the most successful realtors at ReMax Whatcom County, winning many awards. His love for people made sales easy for him. He was active in a number of social organizations and was President of the local Shriner’s Club and Commodore of the Bellingham Yacht Club. He loved the outdoors, particularly fishing and boating in the Puget Sound. The guy could dance, and he was lucky to find two wonderful dance partners that loved him completely: Marlene Martin and Roberta Solberg (Kruger). Each predeceased him. Chuck was also preceded in death by his stepdaughter, Jody Todhunter. He is survived by his brothers, Marvin and Curly McCord of Longview Washington; his children Matt McCord of Howell, Michigan and Tammi Stewart of White Rock, BC, Canada; his stepchildren Glen Swenson, Nick Solberg, and Roxanne Solberg, all of whom reside in Bellingham; and 12 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Chuck had many friends and touched many people; his life was full indeed. RIP.

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3 responses to Charles "Chuck" R. McCord

  1. Chuck and Roberta were wonderful friends to Matt and I after we joined the Bellingham Yacht Club. We miss them both so much. Due to the COVID pandemic, we were unable to visit in person with Chuck during the last year. He was the best…as was Roberta…and they were such a loving, fun and generous couple whose hospitality knew no bounds. Thank you, Chuck. We will never forget you.
    Brenda and Matt Dennis

  2. JOEL DOUGLAS says:

    Chuck McCord was one of the finest persons I have had the pleasure of knowing. He spoke up to tell the truth and defended someone when truth was needed. My best to his family and loved ones. Joel Douglas

  3. Robin Harina says:

    I have fond memories of my cousin Chuck. McCord cousins were a special kind of people, always visiting and welcoming to one another. Although we spent more time together in our younger years, he was loved and will be remembered for his wit and good nature. I will miss you cousin. My love to the family.

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