Charles was born December 21, 1940 in Youngstown a son of Sam and Sadie Dozier Gilford.
He played football for North High School and later joined the Army. He later became employed at the Republic Rubber Co. He enjoyed fishing, watching the Cleveland Browns and drinking his beer while joking around with family.
He leaves to cherish, two sisters, Emma Jean Roland and Geraldine Ward; two brother, Ollie Gilford all of Youngstown, Joel (Kathy) Friendly of Delaware and Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth of Alaska; three daughters, Charlene McQueen, Sadie McQueen and Francine (John) Harvey all of Youngtown, Renea (Angelio) Butler of Baltimore, MD; 17 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; a special cousin, Johnny Dozier; and a host of nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends.
Beside his parents, he was preceded in death by two sons, Charlie Brown Jr., Tony McQueen; two brothers, Cleophus and Deacon; a granddaughter, Cherrelle Gilford and a great grandson Karson Haskins.
“Charles will truly be missed by all”
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