Robert L. Charles
Robert L. Charles, 72, of Palmetto, died Dec. 16. He was born Sept. 26, 1939, in Haslett, Mich. He moved to Manatee County in June 1987 from Eaton Rapids, Mich.
Mr. Charles served with the U.S. Navy. He was the former owner of Island Auto Body on Anna Maria Island for more than 14 years. He was a member of Island Baptist Church and attended the First Baptist Church of Ellenton. He was a member of the Studebakers Driver’s Club.
Private family services with military honors by the U.S. Navy will be held at the Florida National Cemetery in Bushnell. Condolences for the family may be made at www.shannonfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements by Shannon Funeral Home Town Chapel, Bradenton.
Mr. Charles is survived by his children, Ray and wife Heather Schroder, Cyndy and husband Kevin Lyon, all of Eaton Rapids, Mich., and Wayne Charles of Palmetto; brother Jim and wife Debra of Parma, Mich.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and companion Judy Brackin of Nokomis.