Thursday, May 27, 2010
Rest in Peace Brother Charles L. Windham
Charlie Windham was raised in Gate City Lodge five years ago at the age of sixty four. He attended when he could and endeared himself to all who had a chance to know him. He was particularly mentioned in the Northeast Corner Lecture at Tuesday's Initiation.
We look upon, and lament over, the vessel that enshrined the essence - knowing he's no longer contained therein. His liberated spirit danced away from the ravages of the broken column the moment he was freed. The empty vessel, left on these shores, is a reminder of the crossing which we will all make soon enough.
Rest in Peace Charlie.
From the AJC:
WINDHAM, Charles, Jr. Charles Leroy Windham Jr. was born in Atlanta, Georgia on July 28, 1941 to Charles and Sara Windham. He spent his youth in Morningside and graduated from Grady High School in 1959 where he captained the football team and was president of his senior class. He received his BS degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Tech in 1963. At Tech, he was a member of the football team and was president of Sigma Chi fraternity. Charles served his country as a Lt. Jr. Grade in the US Navy. His business career was in chemical sales. He was a member of the Masonic Temple in Atlanta. Charles died on May 22, 2010 of natural causes. He is survived by his wife Judy, his children Taylor and Lane, son-in-law Joseph Uehlein, granddaughter Anna Grace, and sisters Sara Virginia Knight (Walter) of Arlington, VA and Mary Louise Broach (John) of Greenville, SC. A memorial service is planned for Thursday, June 3 at 2 pm at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 2461 Peachtree Rd. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant Presbyterian Church or Buckhead Christian Ministries (BCM).