N. CHARLESTON - Samuel Joseph Searles, 68, of North Charleston, died Thursday, February 24, 2011, in a Charleston hospital. A funeral service will be held 10 am Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Avinger Funeral Home Chapel, 2274 Eutaw Rd., Holly Hill, SC 29059. Burial will be 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at Gerald B.H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery, Schuylerville, New York. Mr. Searles was born January 2, 1943, in Middle Falls, NY, to the late Ivan James Searles and the late Jessie Emery Searles. A United States Marine Corps Veteran of the Vietnam War, he was a retired missile mechanic for Lockheed Martin. Surviving are a daughter, Christine (Jon) Fitzsimmons of Raleigh, NC; sons, Scott (April) McKeighan of Salem, NY, and Sean Butler of Utah; sisters, Cynthia Jones of Albany, NY, and Susan (Jerry) Seaman of Ballston Spa, NY; brothers, Ivan (Donna) Searles, Jr. of Ballston Spa, NY, Dennis (Debbie) Searles of Cambridge, NY, Arnold (Chanceamone) Searles of Peninsula, VA, and Michael (Mary) Riccio of Argyle, NY; 3 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to Park at Rivers Memorial Fund, c/o Spectrum Properties, 1126 Longo Ave., Charleston, SC 29407, or a veteran's organization of choice.