Charles Ray Steadham
A gentle man, kind and loving. He was born in Summerdale,Al on April 4th, 1931 to Lamar & Altha D. Steadham. He mostly lived in Mobile with a short time in Houston,Tx and also spent time in Korea for the war.
He was a mechanic extraordinaire. He could build any car from the ground up and was especially skilled with VW's!
He had two brothers & 3 sisters all now deceased. Reginald Smith, Marshall Steadham, Betty Steadham Stricklin, Sara Steadham Hall and Deloris Steadham Batton.
Charles was married for 20 years to Berta Steel Steadham and had 2 daughters, Diane Steadham Peterson and Robin Steadham Herrington. Berta now deceased, he married Elizabeth Bynum York and raised her 2 sons Danny Charles York and Larry Alan York as if they were his very own. Diane & Danny are now deceased. Those left to cherish his memory are Robin Herrington, Wayne Peterson, Larry york, his many grandchildren, close friends, but most of all his devoted and loving wife Elizabeth.
There were six grandchildren, six great grandchildren and 4 great great grandchildren. All of which made for a loving close family.
Besides working on his VW's, dune buggies, rail jobs, etc. He was proficient in all other phases of restoring cars. He would always help anyone who needed advice with their "Bug". Fishing was one of his passionate hobbies, he loved talking to family and friends and was an avid Alabama football fan.
In lieu of flowers, please choose donate to your favorite charity.
The world has lost a kind, gentle man and he will be missed dearly by all those who knew him.
Good bye "Mr.Charlie".
I loved you, Liz.