Charles Amidon

Obituary of Charles Elliot Amidon

Amidon, Charles E. Charles Amidon peacefully passed away on the morning of August 26, 2021. He was 66 years old. Charles was born on February 10, 1955 to his late parents Ira “Jack” and Francis Grace Amidon. Charles (Charlie, Chuck) was raised in Davison, Michigan where he spent a happy childhood with his siblings. In his youth, Charlie was a member of church and school choirs under the tutelage of his mentor Sally Bird. Charlie participated in school musicals, and the folk choir. Charles was “famous” for his portrayal of Tevye in Davison High School’s 1973 production of Fiddler on the Roof. He was known for his wonderful singing voice and spirited sense of humor. Charles was a founding member of the University of Michigan, Flint Chamber singers and was active in their drama department. He went on to graduate with an Associate Degree in Business from Baker College and worked many jobs throughout his life. He had the opportunity to “pay it forward” serving as the Davison High School Drama Club Director, while working on the custodial staff. Charles met his first wife, Susan (Houck) Harris in high school and they went on to have two children together. Charles later married Marjorie Bailey Amidon, with whom he enjoyed many happy years. Charlie was a music enthusiast. He was a proficient guitar player. He often played songs he wrote himself for beloved friends and family members. Charles is survived by his children, Shawn Amidon and Christina Noelle; granddaughter, Andrea “Jackie” Amidon; and his sister, Lisabeth R. Christenson. He was predeceased by his brother, Arthur John Amidon. Shawn and Christina invite you to remember Charles through stories and shared time together at one of his favorite places, Richfield County Park. A Memorial Service and Potluck will be held at 11am, Saturday, October 16, 2021, at the Richfield Park Rest Station Pavilion, 6322 North Irish Rd., Davison, Michigan 48423. Please bring your favorite memories of Charles and a dish to enjoy together. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider memorial contributions to VOLUNTEERS ASSISTING THE DISABLED to sign online guestbook, visit
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Memorial Service & Potluck

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday, October 16, 2021
Richfield Park Rest Station Pavillion
6322 N. Irish Road
Davison, Michigan, United States
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