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Rev. Charles A. Stakely IV

December 28, 1958 — July 19, 2023

Rev. Charles A. Stakely IV

Evans, GA – Rev. Charles Averett Stakely, IV, 64, entered into Heaven on Wednesday, July 19, 2023. He is survived by Winter McKay Stakely, his wife of 30 years; his children, Charlie, Elle, and McKay; his father, Charles A. Stakely III (Winifred); his brothers, Ben Stakely (Cathryn), Frank Stakely (Stacey), and Harry Stakely (Luisana); his mother-in-law, Bodine B. McKay; his sister-in-law, Ellen M. Lowry (Sam); and many beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Carolyn C. Stakely.

Charlie was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, but grew up in Montgomery, Alabama where he attended Dannelly Elementary School and Cloverdale Junior High School. He graduated high school from Montgomery Academy in 1977. Charlie was a tremendous high-school athlete. He was a four-sport letterman, and in his senior year of high school, he was all-state in football, basketball, and baseball.
Upon graduation from high school, Charlie attended the University of Alabama, and he remained an avid fan of Alabama athletics. He continued his education at Cumberland School of Law and entered into the practice of law at the prestigious Starnes law firm in Birmingham, Alabama. While living in Birmingham, he joined Briarwood Presbyterian Church, where he began to feel God’s call to the ministry. Charlie left the practice of law to attend Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi. While in seminary, he met and married his wife, Winter, and they served together as missionaries for three years in Iiyama, Japan.

Upon returning to the United States from Japan, Charlie moved back to his hometown of Montgomery and served on the pastoral staff at Trinity Presbyterian Church. In 2000, Charlie and Winter answered the call to plant a church in Evans, Georgia. He remained the Senior Pastor at Redeemer Church until he was unexpectedly called home by his Lord and Savior.

Charlie dedicated his life to the ministry of preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He never preached without sharing the Gospel. It was of utmost importance to him that people hear the truth about Jesus. He took to heart the words of the Great Commission by serving his Lord around the world.
Charlie was a loving son, father, husband, brother, and uncle. Along with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Charlie cherished his family, wife, children, brothers, cousins, many nieces and nephews, and in-laws. He greatly loved his church and congregation.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, July 22, at 11:00 at Redeemer Church in Evans, Georgia, with Reverends Mike Fennema and Jay Miller officiating. The family will receive friends following the service at Redeemer Church. A graveside service will occur Monday, July 24, at 9:00 at Greenwood Cemetery in Montgomery, Alabama. The family will receive friends immediately following the graveside service at Leak Memory Chapel.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Oaks at Redeemer Church, 2540 William Few Parkway, Evans, Georgia 30809.

Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, Georgia 30907, (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com .
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Saturday, July 22, 2023

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