Charles Weed, age 67, passed away on July 23, 2011 after being diagnosed with lung cancer 23 months ago, yet was blessed by God to have most of those months with only minimal discomfort. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Wm. Thurmond and Cornelia Weed. Survivors include his wife of 47 years, Phyllis Edwards Weed; daughters and son-in-laws Glenda & Arnie Orr, Sharon & Ron Roberts, Janet & Shannon Sheppard; daughter Cathy Weed; brother Melvin Allen Weed; former son-in-law Jeff Lovett; grandchildren that kept him young: Chris & Lauren Lovett, Charlie & Collin Roberts, Parker & Kylie Sheppard, & Grayson Weed; aunt Frances Mitchelll nieces, nephews, & cousins. After graduating from Tucker High School in 1961, Charles enrolled in Southern Technical Institute in Marietta earning an A.S. degree in Building Construction. He worked in estimating, sales, and project management in structural steel fabrication and participated in numberous high rise office buildings built in Atlanta since the early 1970s. He completed his career working with friends as King Steel Inc. Charles was a member of Lawrenceville Lodge No. 131, F&AM, Yaarab Shrine in Atlanta, and was president of Gwinnett Shrine Club in 1989. He was a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula where he served as an usher which he thoroughly enjoyed meeting many wonderful people. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Shrine Hospital Fund, c/o Yaarab Shrine, 400 Ponce De Leon Ave., N.E. Atlanta, GA 30308. The funeral service will be Tuesday, July 26, 2011, at 11:00 with Rev. Mac Palmer and Rev. Chip Cranford from Hebron officiating. Visitation will be Monday, July 25, 2011 from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, Lawrenceville, GA, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com