Memorial services for Charles Lee Read, 56, Lawrence, will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at Lawrence Free Methodist Church. He died on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 in Douglas County.
Charles was born on September 15, 1956, in Girard, KS the son of John W. and Deloris J. (Puffinbarger) Read.
He was a member of the New Life in Christ Church.
Charles was an avid car enthusiast. He enjoyed family, friends, hunting and fishing.
He was a service manager at A.B. May Heating & Cooling for over 30 years.
Survivors include his mother, three sons, James and wife, Michelle, Lawrence, John, Colorado Springs, CO, Steven, and wife, Keri, Kansas City, MO; two grandchildren, Hailey Read, and Ethan Read; and one brother, Dennis Read and wife, Amy, Gulf Breeze, FL. He was preceded in death by his father John W..
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials in his name to the Education Fund for his grandchildren and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
I will always remember the good times I had with Charley; at Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations at Dennis (and Amy) Read’s house, and for some memorable trips to watch the K.C. Chiefs play at Arrowhead. I pray for strength for his family to get through this difficult time, and especially for Delores and Dennis.
My best friend. I will miss our conversations and all the times we spent together. You will be so missed! All the memories of the years will remain and you will not be forgotten, sorry time was cut short but I know you believed and had faith and are in a better place. My thoughts and prayers are with all your family and friends as we say our good-byes.
Charlie will be missed. He always watched out for our daughter, and was such a good boss and friend to her. He was truly loved. I cannot even put in to words how much we’ll miss him.
Charlie you were a kind hearted person who brought laughter and happiness to everyone who entered your life. You will be truly missed by many!-For his family, I am praying for you to have peace and strength at this time. You have my deepest sympathies.
Dee we r so sorry to hear about this. You and your family have always been such wonderful friends to our entire family over the years. Anytime mom or Terri had any kind of ac problem Charlie would be there to help in a moments notice.This is so tragic. Our thoughts and prayers r with u all.
My sincere condolences .There is no greater pain than the death of a loved one. Sometimes it seems almost more than a person can bear. Jehovah God helps us with this in His word. He promises us that He will put a stop to all sickness and death will be no more (REV 21;3.4) Jehovah also shows His love for us through the ransom sacrifice of His beloved son Jesus Christ. What a wonderful gift to be given ! Then the hope of seeing one’s loved ones again on this earth transformed in a paradise as it was Jehovah’s will when He created Adam & Eve .
Charlie will be greatly missed at New Life in Christ.
To family, My sincere condolences. There is no greater pain than the death of a loved one. Sometimes it seems almost more than a person can bear. Jehovah God helps us with this in His word. He promises us that He will put a stop to all sickness and death will be no more (REV 21;3.4) Jehovah also shows His love for us through the ransom sacrifice of His beloved son Jesus Christ. What a wonderful gift to be given ! Then the hope of seeing one’s loved ones again on this earth transformed in a paradise as it was Jehovah’s will when He created Adam & Eve . (Genesis 1:26,27; John 5: 28,29; Psalms 37:11,22,29). If you have any questions or comments, please contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey Charlie, thanks for all the help with my yard as you were one of the best neighbors anyone could have. You will be missed. My heartfelt thoughts go out to your family. I wish you well. Thanks again.
Charlie was a conscientious businessman who always seemed to have a smile to share with others. We are proud to remember him as a great colleague. Our condolences go out to the family and to his co-workers at AB May.