OBITUARY

Charles L. Council

July 15, 1940April 6, 2021

Charles Lee Council, Jr., age 80, of Winston, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021. He was born July 15, 1940 in Norfolk, Virginia. Mr. Council was a strong coach, a loving husband, a devout father, and an amazing grandfather. He proudly served his country as an airman radio operator on hurricane hunters out of Kindley Air Force base in Bermuda and later served at the Pentagon. Mr. Council was a generous man who “always gave more than he got”. He was known as the support system for the entire family, always putting their needs before his own, especially in caring for his eldest son Shawn. He enjoyed coaching football and baseball for his son’s team and left the legacy of a strong leader that many remember him by. He also spent many years as the president of Bill Arp ballpark and got it in incorporated into the counties park and recreational system. Mr. Council later served as president of Douglas County Tigers booster club for many years. His granddaughter, Sydnee, was his pride and joy, she played college athletics and he never missed the stats of any game and always called with updates. When he wasn’t working as a home builder he loved to work in the garden.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Charles and Helen (Hurst) Council, Sr.; son, Shawn Council who passed in 2015; brother, William “Bill” Council; brother-in-law, James H. Williams; and sister-in-law, Margie Croker.

Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 60 years, Melba Williams Council; son, Scott Council (Wyndee); granddaughter, Sydnee Council; sister-in-law, Madge Burgess (Lamar); niece, Dedra Burgess Sewell (Scott) and their children, Blake and Kole; nephews, Brandon Council and Chris Council.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, April 25, 2021 from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 PM in the Rosehaven Chapel with Pastor Mike Mallory officiating.

For those unable to attend, the services will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/RosehavenMemorial/.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to either the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692, www.heart.org or The Wounded Warrior Project, https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Please take time to leave condolences with the family or share memories of Mr. Council by visiting www.whitleygarner.com

Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134

Services

25 April

Visitation

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home

8640 Rose Avenue
Douglasville, Georgia 30134

25 April

Celebration of Life Service

3:00 pm

Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home

Rosehaven Chapel

8640 Rose Avenue
Douglasville, Georgia 30134

Memories

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jeff morris

April 15, 2021

I am so sorry for the loss. of Chuck Council. I , like hundreds of other who played football at DCHS , always remember Chuck and Shawn stopping to watch football practice. I never remember him being in a bad mood and he always had something nice to say. He loved his family and everyone loved him ! I appreciate the family sharing him with the hundreds of football players that came through DCHS , we were blessed.

Cheryl Wheeler

April 14, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss and praying your family will find comfort in your memories.
I worked with Chuck many years ago at B&A Lumber Supply. He was a hard worker, but made work fun! I still remember his smiling face!

Patsy Fox

April 9, 2021

My fondest memories of my cousin, Sonny, were the many years each summer spent with our grandparents in Mathews, VA. We loved playing in the yard and especially in the chicken coop. Crazy, but we loved those silly chickens. Sonny was always loving and giving which made our relationship so special! Living in different states never stopped us from being best friends, but made each visit full of fun, giving us fond memories until the next visit!
Sonny, you were an awesome son, brother, father, husband, grandfather and friend throughout your life. You will not be forgotten because you will remain in the hearts of those who knew you! God bless your wonderful family! Rest in peace, my friend!

Debra Mayfield

April 8, 2021

The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Council Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.

Rick Dupree

April 8, 2021

Praying for the Council family during this time.

Andy Norton

April 8, 2021

Mr. “Chuck,” as we knew him, was a fixture for me in my years at DCHS. He was there for every practice and game for Scott. While it is gone now, he put a lot of time and effort into the “new field house” and I think of him every time I go down Selman Avenue. Prayers for the family and Godspeed Mr Chuck. You will be greatly missed.

Roland Johnson

April 8, 2021

I didn't personally know Mr. Council, but I had the pleasure of working with and for his son. They say the apple doesn't fall far from the tree so I am sure he was a great man. My heart-filled condolences go out to the entire Council family on your loss. Please lean on one another and you will get through this tough period of your life. My prayers are with you all.

Robin Sword

April 7, 2021

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs.

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Biography

Charles Lee Council, Jr., age 80, of Winston, Georgia, passed away Tuesday, April 6, 2021. He was born July 15, 1940 in Norfolk, Virginia. Mr. Council was a strong coach, a loving husband, a devout father, and an amazing grandfather. He proudly served his country as an airman radio operator on hurricane hunters out of Kindley Air Force base in Bermuda and later served at the Pentagon. Mr. Council was a generous man who “always gave more than he got”. He was known as the support system for the entire family, always putting their needs before his own, especially in caring for his eldest son Shawn. He enjoyed coaching football and baseball for his son’s team and left the legacy of a strong leader that many remember him by. He also spent many years as the president of Bill Arp ballpark and got it in incorporated into the counties park and recreational system. Mr. Council later served as president of Douglas County Tigers booster club for many years. His granddaughter, Sydnee, was his pride and joy, she played college athletics and he never missed the stats of any game and always called with updates. When he wasn’t working as a home builder he loved to work in the garden.

Preceding him in death were his parents, Charles and Helen (Hurst) Council, Sr.; son, Shawn Council who passed in 2015; brother, William “Bill” Council; brother-in-law, James H. Williams; and sister-in-law, Margie Croker.

Those left to cherish his memory are his beloved wife of 60 years, Melba Williams Council; son, Scott Council (Wyndee); granddaughter, Sydnee Council; sister-in-law, Madge Burgess (Lamar); niece, Dedra Burgess Sewell (Scott) and their children, Blake and Kole; nephews, Brandon Council and Chris Council.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Sunday, April 25, 2021 from 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM. A memorial service will follow at 3:00 PM in the Rosehaven Chapel with Pastor Mike Mallory officiating.

For those unable to attend, the services will be livestreamed at www.facebook.com/RosehavenMemorial/.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you make a donation to either the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692, www.heart.org or The Wounded Warrior Project, https://www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Please take time to leave condolences with the family or share memories of Mr. Council by visiting www.whitleygarner.com

Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134