Shreveport, LA - A private family memorial mass service will be held for Charles "Charlie" Edward Weed at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Shreveport, LA. A memorial service will be held in the spring of 2020. Officiating the service will be Father Matthew Long.
Charles was born on May 31, 1931 in Shreveport, Louisiana to Charles Mitchell Weed and Ivy Fleming Weed and went to be with his heavenly Father on Friday, December 18, 2020 in Shreveport, Louisiana. He graduated from St. John Berchmans Catholic School in 1949. He attended Louisiana State University and was a member of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After college, he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War as a communications specialist stationed in Japan.
Charles held various sales positions before joining Southland Paint Company becoming Executive Vice President in the 1960's. He was Vice President of Corporate Development for the Michigan General Corporation from 1969 through 1982 and became Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer from 1982 and thereafter retired from Michigan General in 1984.
Charles had a larger than life personality, was charming and would be immediately recognized for his beautiful smile and boisterous laugh everywhere he went. Early in his life Charles found his love of sports. He excelled in football, basketball (all-city team) and baseball. Later, while in the military, he took up golf and became a low single handicap. He also loved gardening and could always be found caring for his plants on his patio or tending to "Sophie's Garden" at Betty Virginia Park which was dedicated to his little yorkie, Sophie, and his late wife, Charlotte.
He was a major contributor to bridge in the United States since the 1960's. He was a top-flight player, administrator and teacher. He competed and won at the highest levels winning the Grand National Team Championship in 1975 and the North American Open Swiss team in the summer of 1978. Additionally, he won many sectional and more than 50 regional tournaments.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Charlotte Morgan Weed and sisters, Delores Colbert and Mary DeFriend. He is survived by his two sons, John Charles Weed and Jim Weed and wife, Lori; stepson, Scott Bryan and wife, Lisa; grandchildren, John Charles Houston Weed, Dalton Weed and Sawyer Weed; sisters, Peggy Pernici and Carilyn Wallace; a very special niece, Christy DeFriend and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank the wonderful team of doctors, nurses and staff at Christus Highland Medical Center/COVID unit for their courage, patience and loving care of Charlie.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials may be made to a Catholic charity or a charity of the donor's choice.