Charles Downham, 72, formerly of Charlotte, passed away January 18, 2019 in Spring Hills, Fla. He had been the former owner of the Eaton Place Restaurant and Carriage Cleaners. He was born September 23, 1946 in Chicago, Ill. to Opal (Cochran) Downham and Robert R. Downham. He then was raised in South Bend, Ind. and graduated from James Whitcomb Riley High School. He married Mary Willis in 1973. One child, a daughter, was born of that marriage. The marriage ended in divorce. Charles moved to Tampa, Fla. 20 years ago and returned to Michigan at times to visit his daughter, Lauren and her son. Charles had a great love for fishing and hunting, and he loved the animals. In his younger years, he did competition dancing on roller skates and was on his high school swim team. He had been a member of the U.S. Marine Corps.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his daughter, Lauren M. Shuler.
He is survived by his ex-wife, Mary Willis Mogg of Olivet; grandson, Matthew Shuler; brother, Robert R. Downham; and nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Cremation has taken place and a private burial will be held at a later time.