Sources include: Detroit Free Press The Detroit News Observer & Eccentric Media / Hometown Weeklies Livingston County Daily Press & Argus

CHILDRESS CHARLES "LEE", died November 17, 2010 at age 93. Beloved husband of the late Velma Ruth. Dear father of Lyn (John) Bankes, Charles (Dona), Ronald (Sandra), and Margaret (Pam). Loving grandfather of seven and great grandfather of 12. Memorial service conducted at Covenant Baptist Church, where he was a member for almost 70 years. Inurnment in White Chapel Cemetery, Troy. Please sign Charles' online guestbook at

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Jim Garpow11/28/2010

I remember the days long ago with your folks and family. He lived to see many generations.

Linda Stultz-Tucker11/28/2010

I attended Redford High School with Lyn. I'm expressing my sincere sympathy; I too lost my father and do understand.

Carol Burman11/28/2010

Dear Childress Family, Where did all the years go? It was yesterday when I would visit you all, watch your TV, because your family was the first in the neighborhood to purchase one and your parents graciously shared. Would spend the night which was always filled with laughter, be given rides to school in Lee's antique car, 1930's Dodge? The front windshield could be rolled out for ventilation. Knocking on the front door and hearing Lee playing guitar, singing "Your Cheaten Heart," and sounding like Eddy Arnold in the mind of a 10 year old. One of the biggest blessings of my life was the fact that Lee & Ruth made sure I was included on Sunday mornings and taken to church where I fell in love with Christ and His word. I will forever be grateful and I know the Lord will bless all of you for your parents many kind deeds. The Childress family provided so many of my fondest childhood memories and Lee was part of it. God's Blessings, With Love, Carol Long Burman

Terry Fretwell11/28/2010

Uncle Lee will truly be missed. I always loved his playing the guitar and singing -- he always made us laugh. Kids -- we love you all and you are in our thoughts. Terry

Jane Marshall Woodcock11/28/2010

I was sorry to hear about the death of "Mr. Childress.

Alan & Janice Tedrick11/29/2010

Our prayers are with all the Childress family at this time in your lives. Our deepest sympathy. Love Alan and Janice Tedrick

Penny Wilkie11/30/2010

I've known the Childress family for 64 years when Lyn and I started school. Glen and I are thinking of you at this time. Lyn, you are always in our thoughts and look forward to spending time with you and Jack this winter. Love you, Penny and Glen

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