Mr. Charles Wade Leverett, 49 of Kingsland, passed away at his home early Tuesday, January 22, 2008.
Mr. Leverett is a Duval County, Fl. native. He was born in Jacksonville on January 11th, 1959 and is the son of the lates Athel Lloyd and Ethel Greenlee Leverett. Mr. Leverett, or Charlie, loved the outdoors and the water. He was a hunter and loved to swim and fish. He was a skateboarder in his youth and gained some notoriety in the sport He had photos in skating magazines until an accident that crushed foot bones ended his ability. He tried his hand at electrician’s work, which he enjoyed, but the call of the sea was great. Charlie was a lifeguard in Jacksonville for a time, and eventually entered the Merchant Marines as a sailor.
He was married to Sylvia Brooks Leverett. Mr. Leverett was a man who was never judgmental to anyone about their race or creed. He loved animals, his children and grandchildren, and was always ready to lend a helping hand. He loved to make up little ditties from songs or from what others said for amusement. “God and Charlie had an understanding.” he once told his wife. He was one of the three Musketeers, Charlie, John and Joe. He will be missed.
Mr. Leverett is survived by his wife, Sylvia M. Leverett of Kingsland; his daughters, Michelle Lee of Jacksonville, Fl., and Tressa Diamond of Kingsland; His sisters, Lou Dyal of Kingsland and Janice Taylor of Jacksonville, Fl.; his brothers, Danny Griffin of Columbia, SC and Brian Griffin of Woodbine; and his grandchildren, Bianca and Baily Diamond of Kingsland.
A memorial service was held at the Hidden Treasures Assembly of God at 6:00pm Thursday, February 21st, 2008 with Pastor Robert Dyal presiding.