Michael Aaron Charles, 42, of Berlin Twp., passed away after a long illness on the evening of May 25, 2020 at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital, Clinton Twp.

He was born October 10, 1977 in Lapeer, MI, the son of Gary James Jr. and Diane L. (McCoy) Charles.

Mike had a sweet sense of humor and made friends easily. Mike loved his pets and leaves behind his dear dog, Abbie, and his cat, Sully. Mike and Kim loved weekend camping when they had the chance. He worked in the automotive manufacturing business for many years and was last employed at Kiehin in Capac.

He is survived by his parents, Gary J. Charles Jr. of Capac and Diane L. Charles of Berlin Twp.; grandmother, Hilda Charles of Lapeer; girlfriend, Kim Watkins of Capac; uncles, Richard (Diane) Charles of Shelby Twp., Edward Charles of Clarkston and Charles (Amy) Charles of Lapeer; aunt, Marianne Keller of Houghton Lake; uncle, James McCoy of Montverde, FL; aunt, Eileen McCoy of Washington Twp.; numerous cousins; and loving friends, Stan and Rose Tarala, and best friend, Stan Tarala Jr.

Mike was predeceased by his grandfather, Gary James Charles; grandparents, Barney and Hazel McCoy; and an uncle, Rex McCoy.

The family honored the memory of Michael on Friday, May 29 at Kaatz Funeral Directors, Capac, followed by interment in Capac Cemetery. Rev. Wayne Boyd, pastor of Almont First Baptist Church, officiated.

Memorials are suggested to “Wishes of the Family.”

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