The Life of Charles Burroughs

Charles E. Burroughs "Charlie"

Charles E. Burroughs "Charlie", 88, was born March 29, 1926 in Greensboro, Alabama to the late Caleb and Emily Collin Burroughs, departed this life on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Helen Lampley-Burroughs and son, Michael Burroughs; four brothers, Wilbur, Louis Sr., Clyde Sr., and Thomas Burroughs; sisters, Louella Burroughs Fowler and Ruth Burroughs Baker. He was a member of Local 894 in Akron, Ohio for 37 years and retired in 1988. He enjoyed watching sports with his sons and hunting rabbits.

He is survived by sons, Syed Farakhan (Lisa), Richard Sr. (Loretta), Ronald, and Wardell Burroughs; sisters, Naomi Jones and Fannie Mae Harrison; 18 grandchildren; and host of great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Friends may call on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 12 p.m. until 1 p.m., with service to immediately follow at Sommerville Funeral Services, 1695 Diagonal Road, Akron, OH 44320. Condolences may be sent to 1096 Greenwood Avenue, Akron, OH 44320. Interment at Mt. Peace Cemetery.

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