Charles Lawrence Parent II
August 8, 1958 ~ November 17, 2023
Charles Lawrence Parent, 65, of Bay City, our strong and caring husband, father, grandpa, and uncle passed away on Friday, November 17, 2023 at McLaren Bay Region.
Charlie was born in Bay City on August 8, 1958, the son of the late Bob and Betty (Arnold) Parent. Charlie attended Trinity Lutheran Grade School, and graduated from T.L. Handy High School. He continued on at Delta College, Hobart Institute of Welding, and also completed nursing school.
On October 1, 1983, Charlie was united in marriage to the former Karen Borucki. Their forty years were blessed with two children and countless memories. Charlie wore many hats during life and worked as a welder for Local #7, as a LPN at St. Francis Home, and on the production line at S.C. Johnson. In his free time, he enjoyed hunting, especially when he shot a 12 point and 8 point buck; fishing, walking on trails, and traveling. Charlie was a huge University of Michigan football fan. His memory will live on in the hearts of his family and friends for years to come.
To carry on his legacy, Charlie leaves his wife Karen; children, Kayla (Matt) Schlicker and Steve (Nicole) Parent; five grandchildren; siblings, Marilyn (Brian) Welborn and Patrick (Dorene) Parent; in-laws, Ann, Donna, John, and Alan (Karen) Borucki, along with two nieces and six nephews. In addition to his parents, Charlie was preceded in death by his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Arthur and Geraldine Borucki.
The Rite of Committal will be held privately with the family at St. Patrick Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the wishes of the family. The entire family wishes to extend a heartfelt thanks to Dr. James Campau, Elizabeth Kitchen, and Charlie’s friends, co-workers, and neighbors. Final arrangements have been entrusted to Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 821 N. Pine Rd., between Ridge & Center. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at www.skorupskis.com.