Brown Funeral Home

1480 East Hill Road, Grand Blanc, MI


Charles Edward Balyeat

April 22, 1938March 15, 2020

BALYEAT, CHARLES E. age 81, died Sunday, March 15, 2020 at home with his family. Cremation has taken place. Charles was born April 22, 1938 in Detroit, MI to parents Charles and Phebe (Aldrich) Balyeat. He was a member of Swartz Creek, Masonic Lodge # 458, ElfKhurafeh Shrine and the ElfKhurafeh Shrine Clown Unit as “Chuckles the Clown”. Charles was a member of the Genesee County Sheriff Reserve. He retired from Chevrolet Motors. Surviving are wife Kaye; children Tamy Lawrence, Brian Balyeat, Rick Vollmar, Kerrie Vollmar, Adam Vollmar; 14 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and 3 on the way. Several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death byhis first wife Marjorie Balyeat in 1977. Contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospitals for Children.

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Sue Thorp

March 22, 2020

I have known chuck for many many year
But i always called him dad he was my second dad. im best friends with his daughter Tammy. Everyime i seen him he would say hi daughter and give me a hug. When the circus came to flint Tammy would pick up me and the girls and then she would find dad and he would always get us up front. That was so special to me. He always treated me like family. Thank God for memories i miss you dad.

Lois Hart

March 19, 2020

Kaye and family, I am sorry to hear of Chuck's passing. May God's comfort surround you in the days ahead. Lois Hart

Donald Wright

March 19, 2020

I would like to share my sympathy to the Balyeat family. I worked with Chuck for 30 years at Chevrolet assembly.. Great guy and friend. No one could run the body drop at the plant like Chuck could. He will surely be missed..Condolences to all the family

stacie Pieknik-Hernandez

March 18, 2020

Too man y memories to pick one with Papa Chuck! What a patient man and always willing to listen in any circumstance. One memory I can recall is when Chuck told his daughter Tammy and I NOT to use his fishing pole at the Flint river, and sure enough we used it and in the Flint River it went, boy we were scared to tell him, but he was stern but laughed later about. Papa Chuck, may the light of God shine on your soul, rest in peace.

Bob Walls

March 18, 2020

Chuck was a great guy, he made working the circus with him fun. He will be truly missed at circus time. May God shine his grace upon him.

Brad Jenks

March 17, 2020

Thank you Chuckles for all the laughs. Always enjoyed watching you. Enjoy clowning around with your fellow clowns in heaven. R.I.P. Chuckles.