OBITUARY

Charles W Parrott

March 31, 1933July 25, 2013

Charles Wesley Parrott, Jr. passed away peacefully on Thursday July 25, 2013, after losing a long battle with cancer with his daughters at his side.

He was a lifetime resident of Athens, and attended Athens High School, where he was an exceptionally talented basketball and baseball player. He then spent his college years at the University of Georgia, where he played freshman basketball, was a member of the 1952 Southeastern Conference Championship Swimming Team, and member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity While UGA, he also met his wife, Beverly of 52 years. Charlie was the past President of the Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation. He was also a member of the Athens Country Club and of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church

After College, he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army, 9th Infantry Division, and 26th Field Artillery Battalion. While serving in the army, he was assigned to athletic special services to coach the swimming team at Fort Carson Colorado where his team won the 5th Army Championship. This accomplishment earned him a placement on the all Army Coaching Staff. He also served in the United States Air Force in the rank of captain serving active duty during the Cuban Crisis.

He and Beverly then spent some of his happiest days as he worked as a professional Life Guard in Daytona Beach Florida, where he also taught high school and coached basketball. .

Returning to Athens in 1959 he joined his father’s insurance agency Charles Parrott and Associates, was appointed President of the firm in 1963, acquiring it in 1964. “Charlie or C.P.” was an active real estate developer. His favorite project was the restoration of the Parrott Building circa 1840 on Broad Street in Athens. This restoration earned the building a place on the National Registry of Historic Places and was the first zoned apartment in downtown Athens in 1977. He pioneered the re-districting of the Downtown area into becoming not only an area of lively shops, restaurants, and bars, but also available to residential living.

After retiring from the insurance business, he and Beverly spent six years exploring the Caribbean on their 41-foot sailboat enjoying his passion for the ocean, scuba and free diving and spear fishing.

Again retuning to his beloved Athens in 1988 he opened Charles Parrott Insurance with partner Winston “Wink” McWhorter, retiring a second time in 1998.

His father Charles Wesley Parrott, Sr., his mother Margarethe Morris Parrott, wife Beverly Grace Fritch Parrott, and grandson Wesley Warren Easter of Atlanta, Ga. Preceded him in death.

Survivors Include: Three Daughters Cecelia Marie Easter of Paris France, Christina Louise {David} Hull of Charleston, SC., Anne Marie (John) Winnetka IL. Six grandchildren, Charles Easter of Atlanta, GA., Joseph David Hull Jr. and Caroline Ann Hull of Charleston, SC., John Charles Joyce ,Charles Wesley Joyce, and Anne Marie Joyce, of Winnetka IL., Sisters Gretchen Jones of Atlanta, Ga., and Elsa Skaggs of Chevy Chase Md.

The family is grateful for all the support of wonderful friends, and the staff of St. Mary’s Hospice, and Hospice House who cared lovingly for him during his last days. Visitation: Monday July 29, 5:00p to 7:00p at Bernstein Funeral Home, 3195 Atlanta Highway, Athens, Ga. 30606. Funeral Mass, Tuesday July 30, 10 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 134 Prince Avenue, Athens, Ga. 30606.

A private burial for family will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations can be made in his honor to St. Mary’s Hospice House, 1660 Jennings Mill Road, Bogart, Ga. 30622

Online condolences may be offered at www.bernsteinfuneralhome.com Bernstein Funeral Home and Cremation Services are in charge of arrangements.

Services

  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, July 30, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, July 29, 2013
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August 8, 2013

After just returning from Los Angeles I was saddened to hear of Charlie's passing. He was such a very nice man and I know our entire community will miss him.
Sincerely,
Marianne Rogers

Vickie & Leon Farmer

July 31, 2013

God bless ya'll from an old friend of Charlie's & the Parrott family's & Vickie sends her heartfelt condolences.

July 30, 2013

We are so sorry to hear of Charlie's passing. We always enjoyed our family gatherings with Charlie and Beverly there - Charlie was always a source of great humor to all present and so loved.

(Leopold Leisz family cousin) - Leslie Crawford, Cartersville, GA

Ann Montgomery Pitts

July 29, 2013

Angie,
So very sorry to hear about your dad. I remember him as such a vibrant and personable man! You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!

Kristin and Ed Starr

July 29, 2013

Dear Angie,
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your beloved father. Please know that we are thinking about you and praying for your sisters and you during this very sad time. Your father is at peace. God bless you all. Love, the Starr's

Robert Sherrell

July 28, 2013

to Charlie's family
It is with heavey heart & much sorrow I learned last nite about my true friend,[my connection,Daytona Beach Life Guard] We both were featured in a 1959 art. in the Atl. Jour./Const Mag. sect.[front page covg.]Charlie loved the Life Guard Corp.. We spent many yrs.at the annual reunions togrther. last yr, 4 of us met in St. Aug. on Fri nite& went down to Daytona for the reunion the next day.We planed to do the same this yr. I would have contacted him in the next couple of wks to plan. What a shock. I was in Athens in Feb. on bus. on a Thur, Fri. & Sat. Challie took me to a rest. on thur nite [his fav] On Fri he picked me up & carried me to the Athens Co. Club for lunch, again his treat. After that he drove me around Athens for over an hr. talking.As he dropped me off at the hotel, I said I am going to take you out tonite your choice my treat. Caarlie said "not this time, i am not feeling well right now' Little did I know, he had told me he had some health problems with his toes, but that was the extent. He looked good [he was one of the best looking guards on the beach if not the best] and he maintained that look to the last time I saw him. I guess he knew his helth problem at that time, but did not want io burden others.I want you to know Charlie gave advise & assistance to my son when he started up his now soccessful ins. buss in Atlanta & we are both greatful.Charlie was a unique, a true loyal friend. When we gather in Daytona in Sept.[God willing]ther will be a hole, it want seem right. I did not know you girls, but knew Beverly well.Iwillmiss ole Charlie but have numerous fond memories etched in stoneinside my head that will never leave Robert [Bobby] [TT] Sherrell Fitzgerald Ga.

Lawana Davis

July 28, 2013

We enjoyed getting to know Mr. Parrott at our little alterations shop. We will miss him coming in and telling us stories from he past. We are sorry for your loss.

Ken Payne

July 27, 2013

I first met Charlie in 1976 when my wife started her 3rd year of college @ UGA & we met up quite often @ Ronnie B's, Cleve's or some of Athen's other lively after hours places, but the thing I'll always remember was that big old smile on Charlie's face. He truly enjoyed meeting new people coming into Athens & made lot's of friends of us younger folks, who were totally new to the area. Of course, he was also kind enough to share a lot of good advice, as to who to buy things from, who to visit @ the Banks when you needed a loan & of course where to get the best deal on insurance. Charlie was a good friend & avid promoter of Athens-Clarke County. May you rest in Peace my Friend & thanks for all the good times + the good sound advice you shared with all of us. Ken Payne-Toccoa, Ga

Daniel Easter

July 27, 2013

Dear CeCe, we are all praying for you and for your entire family during this difficult time. I'll miss your Dad's sense of humor.

Dan, Nancy, Elizabeth and Ben Easter

Class Secretary and members.

July 27, 2013

Charlie, you will be missed by the Athens High School class of 1950.