Charles F. Champion, 80, of Tellico Plains, Tennessee, passed away after a short illness on May 8, 2019.
Charles is survived by his wife Joan Reed Champion of 47 years; sons, Sean W. Lares and John D. Champion; brother, Larry Champion; sister, Mary Alice Jordan; granddaughter, Rebekah Champion; and grandson, John Reed Champion.
Charles was born in Chattanooga on Aug. 15, 1938. He graduated from Red Bank High School and The Vanderbilt School of Banking. His banking career started at The Hamilton Bank of Chattanooga and he retired after many years at The Small Business Administration. Charles was a caring man who loved his family and friends and was especially close to his grandchildren.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the 4th floor Cardiac team of doctors, nurses, techs and staff at Erlanger Hospital. The care they provided was excellent.
The family will be holding a private ceremony at Hamilton Memorial Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made in the name of Charles F. Champion to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Memorial ID # 11636266
Arrangements are under the care of the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson. Please share your thoughts and memories at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com