Charles Gregory Upshaw departed this life on Thursday, December 6, 2018 at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago, IL. He was born on March 25, 1948 in East Chicago, Indiana to the late Fred Upshaw Sr. and Evelyn Violett Braggs. Charles graduated from East Chicago Roosevelt High School class of 1966. He was honorably discharged from the army after serving 4 years. He worked for the Chicago Public Media for 17 years as a control operator. He is preceded in death by father Fred Upshaw Sr. and mother Evelyn Violett Braggs, maternal grandparents Fontella Barker and Charles Braggs, paternal grandmother Mamie Lopez. He leaves to cherish fond memories son Damon Charles Upshaw, grandson Damon Charles Upshaw Jr., 4 granddaughters Dajana, Dakija, Mya and Maysie Upshaw; brother Fred Upshaw Jr ; special aunt Donna Jean Johnson and a host of other aunts, uncles, nieces , nephews, cousins and friends. Memorial Service Saturday, December 22, 2018 at 10:00a.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel 2959 West 11th Avenue .