|Birth: ||Jan. 28, 1922|
|Death: ||May 22, 2013|
Charles Edward Deen, 91, slipped away peacefully at Grace Home in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Charles was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Clyde Earl Deen; his sisters, Opal Deen Hair, Johnnie Lee Deen, and Iva Mae Deen; and his wife, Edna Marie Deen.
Known to his friends as C.E., Charlie, or Red, Charles was born in Shreveport to Abney Earl and Addie Mae Durham Deen on January 28, 1922. Due to his mother's ill health, he was raised with loving care by Sarah Lillie and Charles Edward Brown, a brakeman for KCS, until his foster father's death from tuberculosis when Charles was five. After his foster mother remarried, his early elementary school years were spent in Ellsinore, Missouri, where Sarah and Samuel Jackson operated a general store. With the advent of the depression and the loss of her husband and the store, Sarah was unable to feed, clothe and educate Charles and returned him to his father, a Shreveport policeman. Charles attended Barrett Street School and Byrd High School and ushered at the Strand Theatre. He lost his father in 1938 and spent two years with his uncle, Albert Deen, and his family on their farm in Appleby, Texas. He graduated from Nacogdoches High School in 1940.
He loved observing nature, especially wood ducks.
Charles will be remembered for his warmth, cheerfulness, wisdom, sense of humor, and kind, gentle nature. He will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by those who were blessed to know him.
Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mausoleum
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Record added: May 25, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 111156338
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A career US Post Office retiree at the old Mid-City Annex, 2600 Greenwood Rd., Shreveport, LA 71102-9998. R.I.P. Mr. Deen.|
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