Charles attended Elyria High School. He raced RC cars and had numerous sponsors, including Medina RC Racing, Serpent America, AKA, Sweep, ROAR, O’Donnell Race Fuels, KO, and Great Plains Hobbies. A very talented racer, he traveled all throughout the Midwest. He also enjoyed playing Call of Duty on Xbox.
Charles is survived by his grandma, Erma Meadows; father, Charles “Chip” Garten; aunt, Linda Meadows; cousin, Chelsee Zabriskie; half brothers, Chance, Jacob, and Zachary; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother, Donna (nee Meadows) Garten in 2002; and grandpa, Gordon Meadows in 1999.
Friends may call 4 until 8 P.M., Friday, June 22, 2012, at Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second Street, Elyria. Funeral service will be 12:30 P.M., Saturday, June 23, 2012, at Midway Baptist Church, 41812 Griswold Road, Elyria. Reverend Charles Keesee will officiate. Interment will follow in Brookdale Cemetery.
In honor of his mother Donna, memorial contributions can be forwarded to American Cancer Society, 10501 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44106.
To leave an online condolence, go to www.buschfuneral.com.