A native of Cleveland, Mr. Haynes was raised in Flint, Mich., and later returned to his hometown.
Visitation will be held 1-5 p.m. Friday, January 10, 2014, at Brinson Funeral Home and will be followed by family hour 5-6 p.m. Brinson is located at 723 Aloe St. in Cleveland.
The homegoing celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014, at the United Missionary Baptist Church located at 1101 Martin Luther King Dr. in Cleveland. Interment will follow at the Westlawn Memorial Cemetery located on Winnie Street in Cleveland.
Mr. Haynes was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he served diligently. He worked most of his career in the surgical department at Hurley Hospital in Flint, Mich. Upon his return to Mississippi, he worked at Haynes Enterprises and JW, Inc. Haynes loved basketball. In fact, he led his high school team, the Northern High Vikings, to the Michigan high schools’ state championship. His promising collegiate and hopeful professional basketball careers were sidelined when he suffered a severe knee injury in an automobile accident. In recent history, Mr. Haynes was inducted into a Flint area Sports Hall of Fame for his athletic achievements.
An active trustee of the United Missionary Baptist Church, Mr. Haynes also volunteered in the community by delivering meals to senior citizens.
Born January 14, 1943, to Winnie Lee and L.D. Haynes Jr., Charles Haynes spent his later childhood years under the guardianship of his aunt and uncle, Sarah and Ed Dunlap.
Both his parents and guardians preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by his sister Malinda Jean Haynes and his brothers Lawrence, Phillip and Lester Haynes.
Mr. Haynes is survived by his loving wife, Matlean of Cleveland; his son, Charles Milton (Yolanda), also of Cleveland; two stepsons, Darrin Sims of Cleveland and Kendrick Sims of Memphis, Tenn.; two granddaughters, Katonya Milton of Cleveland and Shaquita Sims of Memphis; his sisters, Jessie Haynes of Beaumont, Texas; Toni Haynes (Richard) and Sandra Brown, both of Houston, Texas, Phyllis Peoples and Florida McKay (Hosie), both of Cleveland; his brothers Terry Haynes, Randy Haynes (Brenett), Samuel Haynes (Regina) of Bloomsburg, Penn.; and Dennis Richardson (Ieshia) of Louisville, Kentucky; his aunts Alice Spears of Los Angeles, Calif., and Anne White of Detroit, Mich.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
Pastor Sammie Rash is officiating the services. Brinson Funeral Home of Cleveland has been entrusted with the arrangements.