Charles Middleton Jr.
Charles Middleton, Jr. N. CHARLESTON - Charles Middleton, Jr., "Big Charles", 76, of North Charleston, SC, passed away peacefully in his home on Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Charles was born April 2, 1940 in Charleston, SC. He was the eldest son of the late Charles Middleton, Sr. and the late Evelyn Fridae. He attended Bonds-Wilson High School and some years later contributed to history by becoming one of the first black Fire Fighters with the North Charleston Public Service District in 1969. He retired after twenty-four years of dedicated service. He leaves to cherish his memories a devoted wife, Louise J. Gerideau-Middleton. He will be deeply missed by all his friends and family; his children: LeeAnn (Gardner) Robinson, Rosetta (Andrew) Campbell, Sherry Culberth, Charles "Chucky" (Annette/Fiance;) Middleton, III, Kindra (Thaddeus) Middleton-Backman and Zemone Middleton; his step- children: Shavon (Willie) Gerideau-Wilcher, Julius Washington, III, Shawnte (George) Coles and D'Mario Washington; siblings: Bobby (Beatrice) Middleton, Tommy (Gwendolyn) Middleton, Roberta (Thomas) Ravenell, Audrey (Walter) Middleton-Thomas, Janice (Lois) Maxwell, Kenneth Middleton, Calvin Middleton, Cleve Zanders and Terry (Angela) Zanders; along with a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Verna Stanley. Visitation with the family will be this evening, Monday, October 17, 2016 at the mortuary from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 12:00 Noon in The Palmetto Memorial Chapel, 1122 Morrison Drive, Charleston SC 29403. Charles Middleton, Jr. will be laid to rest in Johnson Cemetery, 7136 Stall Road, North Charleston, SC 29406. Expressions of sympathy to the family may be made on line at www.palmettomortuary.com .PROFESSIONAL SERVICES BY: THE PALMETTO MORTUARY, INC., 1122 MORRISON DRIVE, CHARLESTON, SC 29403; OFFICE: 843.727.1230. Visit our guestbook at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ charleston
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