Charles W. Parrott passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, surrounded by his most cherished loved ones. 

Charles was born on Oct. 7, 1945, the son of the late Philip K. Parrott and Mildred E. Parrott of Easton, Md.

Charles graduated from Colonel Richardson High School in 1963. He married Faye Needles in 1966 and they spent 53 wonderful, loving years together and were rarely apart from one another. Charles served in the United States Army Reserve and worked at DuPont as a supervisor for 33 years, providing his family with full lives.

Charles was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and brother. He lived life to the fullest, enjoying spending time with those he loved most. Charles had a bright and energetic personality and was known for his sense of humor and passionate story telling. He loved traveling to Rehoboth Beach, the Outer Banks, Florida, and Lancaster, Pa., and had a passion for genealogy, history, and geology. Charles touched many lives with his generosity and love for others, especially his neighbors.

Charles is survived by the love of his life, Faye N. Parrott; his adoring children, Vicki K. Shirey and Philip L. Parrott; his pride and joy, his six grandchildren, Payton, Rian, Brennan, Andy, Michael, and Mary Margaret; and his brothers, Dana K. Parrott and David R. Parrott.  

The family would like to thank the caring staff at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital and Christiana Care Hospital.

Family, friends, and others whose lives were touched by Charles W. Parrott are invited to Cranston Funeral Home, 300 Shipley St., Seaford, on Thursday, March 5. The viewing begins at 11 a.m., followed by services at noon. Per Charles’ last wishes, there will be no reception.

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