December 27 , 1947 - July 31 , 2019
Saturday, August 24, 2019
1:00 ~ 8:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home
Sunday, August 25, 2019
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel
He will be taken by Horse-Drawn Carriage to Michigan Memorial Park for Inurnment.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Wayne County Community College District Charles W. Paddock Education Scholarship Fund. Please contact Julie Figlioli at (313)496-2510.
Charles W. “Chuck” Paddock, Born December 27, 1947 and passed away on July 31, 2019. Beloved husband to Beverly and father to Charles, step father to Sunshine Brooker, Rhonda and Larry Beheler and grandfather to Abigail Wood, Daniel Wood, Lizzy Brooker, Katherine Wood (deceased) and Megan Brooker. Dear brother to Cynthia Elzinga, Duncan (Beau) Elzinga and uncle to Alex and Ian. He was proceeded in death by his parents Charles Wilbur Paddock and Geraldine Louise (Larkin) Paddock.
Chuck received two bachelor degrees from Western Michigan University in Speech and Accounting. His most significant career contributions were made through 33 years of service to Wayne County Community College District Board of Trustees, in addition to retiring from the Wayne County Sheriff's Department and the Detroit Police Department.
Throughout his life Chuck was passionate about giving back to the community and making life for the citizens/students of Wayne County better. He assisted hundreds of Wayne County residents in securing their retirement futures through his tireless work efforts in helping achieve their financial goals through his personal/professional guidance. As a community leader, Chuck worked to resolve key issues that promoted the ongoing work that was being done by the City of Taylor and Wayne County Community College District that enabled them to foster stability and grow. He worked tirelessly with hundreds of political leaders (congressional, state, local) to secure resources for the betterment of their communities and its citizens - he was a friend to all. Most recently, his current projects were the major improvement to the Taylor Community library in partnership with the Wayne County Community College along with improvements to the Heritage Park Ecology Center and to Coan Lake with the addition of colorful racing lights to the water wheel.
Chuck was a sports trivia and Detroit history fanatic (perhaps sometimes being a bit of a 'know it all'), who's memory for detail consistently amazed and sometimes pissed off his family and friends. He also was a lover of Irish pubs and music. Through all his positive contributions however, his Achilles heel seemed to be that he had the uncanny knack of understanding the most expeditious route of traveling to destinations while harassing any and all drivers in his path. His impact on others and life, will be missed by family/friends and far into the community.
I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you and the family always. Annette Oconnell
So extremely sorry to learn of Chuck's passing. We've been friends almost our entire lifetimes. Just talked with Chuck a few days ago (we kept in touch): loved him like a brother. He was one of the most "positive" people I've ever met and influenced everyone he met. I am so proud to call him "friend". Prayers for his family and especially "Bev", his loving partner for life. Love ya Chuckie. LP Bill (aka Liam) Park
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you Beverly and your entire family. Hugs. Mary Grayson
I'm sorry for your loss. Chuck was a fun guy and always had funny story to tell. Hold on to your memories. Kathy Tertzag
I’m so very sorry Beverly. He made such a positive impact on the college and the community, improving the lives of so many. He will be greatly missed, but not forgotten. What a legacy. Sending you, family and friends my love. James Melton
We are so sorry to learn of the loss of your loss. Chuck affected the lives of many people throughout his career and his entire life. We are thinking of you in this sad time. May God bless you and your family. Jan and Felicia Nagalski
I am truly sorry for your loss, my prayers are with you and your family. Kristina M. Carr
To Beverly, Charles, and family, Please accept my sincer condolences upon the loss of your loved one and my fellow WC3D trustee, Chuck Paddock. To say he’ll be missed is an understatement yet he leaves us with many memories to treasure. Loss is never easy but time and memories help to carry you from day to day. I will keep you in my prayers. Denise Wellons-Glover, Trustee