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July 19, 2018

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May 6, 2018
Charlie was a one-man institution at Treadwell School. A superb speaker, musician, and comedian - I still remember his Paul Lynde impersonations on stage.
September 27, 2017
Charles' friendship has been a true treasure. He was my inspiration to study voice. Heaven has gained a good one.
September 27, 2017
Gone way too soon. xxoo
September 27, 2017
Charles was one of those rare human beings that once he came to be your friend...nothing on earth would sway his opinion of you or change his loyalty.

I remember his days at the original Memphis Children's Theatre and the overwhelming sense of fun and friendship we all had.
As Captain Hook, he was the very definition of the character. He added that "Vincent Price" quality to the character, that not even the great Cyril Richard could capture.

A baritone singing voice that commanded, and demanded, attention in any role he took on. Unshakable professionalism in anything he undertook, was one of his cornerstones in life.

He sang at my Mother's, Uncle's, Father's and siblings funeral services, and all though he loved them all deeply, his voice never waived or cracked. This was his tribute to them.
Later on, I recall telephoning him at the radio station asking him to play a certain aria, or piece of Pavarotti on the radio. He would laugh and ask if I was hinting at an on air performance!

There is not enough good I can say about Charles. He really was a kind, decent and loyal friend who was always glad to see or hear from you.

I firmly and honestly believe that death himself wept, at having to take Charles home. I also believe that Charles put his arm around him and told him, "It's okay! Everything will be just fine. Let's get this done." in his humorous and semi-sarcastic way.

Charles, I was proud and honored to know you. The angels in Heaven are probably mobbing you today and there is one terrific welcome going on!
"Nessun Dorma"