Charles Lawrence Parent II

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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

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  1. Candle 2I have such fond & fun memories of Charlie. Marilyn & I were best of friends & lots of good times were spent at the Parent home. When ever he was around there was always plenty of laughs & oh that smile of his! RIP friend.

  2. Candle 5I feel blessed to have known Charlie. We met in nursing school. That was a hell of a ride and Charlie always had a smile on his face. I also got the privilege to work with Charlie for a time after we passed our boards. Such a caring, sweet and funny guy. Fly high my friend. You will be greatly missed.

  3. Karen,
    My deepest condolences to you and your kids on Charlie’s passing. You are in my thoughts.

  4. Candle 5Charlie was a close friend in high school. My husband worked for his father-in-law. We met Charlie and his wife at his father-in-law’s retirement party. Sorry to hear of his passing.

  5. Charlie and I were friends in high school. He was a good guy and it was nice to catch up at our high school reunion. RIP

  6. Karen, Kayla, and Steve,
    So sorry to hear about this. Charlie was a good neighbor, always friendly, always willing to help with a problem. Please accept our sincere condolences,

    John and Tracy

  7. Candle 2So genuinely shocked & saddened to hear of this loss! He truly was a caring & respectful individual who lived life to the fullest, appreciative of his blessings. His smile was contagious & he was an easy friend to have a conversation with!
    My sincerest condolences on your heart-rending loss! May God help you through this with friends & family to hold you up.

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