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Posted on: August 12, 2019

Services planned for late WCCCD Trustee Charles Paddock


Charles W. “Chuck” Paddock, Taylor’s longtime representative on the Board of Trustees of Wayne County Community College District, passed away on July 31.

Visitation will be held from 1-8 p.m. August 24 at Michigan Memorial Park Funeral Home, with services scheduled for 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 25 at the Michigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel.

Born December 27, 1947, Mr. Paddock received two bachelor degrees from Western Michigan University in Speech and Accounting. His most significant career contributions were made through 33 years of service to Wayne County Community College District Board of Trustees, in addition to retiring from the Wayne County Sheriff's Department and the Detroit Police Department.

As a community leader, Chuck worked to resolve key issues that promoted the ongoing work that was being done by the City of Taylor and Wayne County Community College District that enabled them to foster stability and grow. He worked tirelessly with hundreds of political leaders (congressional, state and local) to secure resources for the betterment of their communities and its residents. Most recently, his current projects were the major improvement to the Taylor Community Library in partnership with the Wayne County Community College along with improvements to the Heritage Park Ecology Center and to Coan Lake, with the addition of colorful lights to the water wheel.

Mr. Paddock was a sports trivia and Detroit history fanatic whose memory for detail consistently amazed his family and friends. He also was a lover of Irish pubs and music.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Wayne County Community College District Charles W. Paddock Education Scholarship Fund. Please contact Julie Figlioli at (313)496-2510.

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