Mr. Charles A. Patillo of Rex, Georgia passed March 2, 2012. Family and friends of Charles Alvin Pattillo will share reflections and celebrate his life as they gather at his residence, 5882 Hayes Lane, Rex, GA, at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 10, 2012 (which would have been his 80th birthday). Military honors will be observed. Charles Pattillo, a native of Atlanta's Renoldstown community, retired from the U.S. Air Force and was later employed by the Veteran's Administration. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Charles A. Pattillo may be forwarded to Our Lady of Perpetual Help, 760 Pollard Blvd., S.W., Atlanta 30315. Arrangements by Grissom-Clark Funeral Home, www. grissom-clarkfh.com, 227 East Lake Dr., S.E. (at Memorial Drive). 404-373-3191.
Charles Alvin Pattillo was born a Grady Baby on March 10, 1932, in Atlanta, GA to the late Grady Frank Pattillo and Julia Antoinette Reynolds-Pattillo. He departed this life on March 2, 2012. Charles was educated in the Atlanta, public school system where he attended Young Street Elementary and David T. Howard High Schools. He graduated Cum Laude from Saint Leo College where he received his B.A. degree. Charles served in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years as a medic and retired in July, 1972. He also worked at the V.A. Medical Center as a counselor helping homeless veterans. Charles was affectionately known by relatives and friends as Chuck and Red Fox. He was proceded in death by his brother, Will Grady PAttillo, on 11-11-11. Those who cherish his memory include his daughters, Terry R. Pattillo, Tanya P. Casteal, Angela Hardy, Jackie Hardy, and Lisa Hardy-Chahine (Chuck); son Shawn Pattillo; 9 grandchildren, Jawon Pattillo, Christopher Pattillo, Migyel Hardy, Nakita Pattillo, Julia Davis, Lashonda Pattillo, Marcus Reese, DAngelo Hardy and Alfred Chahine, 11 great grandchildren; adopted sisters, Ruth Simmons, Bernice Robinson; best friends, Hubert Sims and Joe Mattox and a number of dedicated and loving friends.
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