Charles “Bay Boy” Rawlings, 62, of Alton, passed away at 11:58 p.m. Friday, July 31, 2015, at his residence.
He was born June 5, 1953, in Alton, the son of the late Charles “Gabe” and Virginia (Henry) Rawlings. He married Pamela Lynn on Aug. 13, 1979, in Edwardsville, and she survives. Other survivors include his children, Drake Holland of Alton, Rachel Rawlings of Alton, Bryan Rawlings of Alton, Rhonda Rawlings of Prairietown and Jacquelyn Rawlings of Red Bud; his adopted daughters, Brittney Holland and Piper Holland; his grandchildren, Krystalyn Kohlbrecher, Jaiden Thole, Maeci Goeway, Jordan Rawlings, Gaige Goeway, Logan Farris and Breanna Farris; one brother, Ronnie Rawlings of Alton; his nephews, Ronnie Rawlings, Randy Rawlings and Shawn Rawlings; many great-nieces and nephews; and many wonderful friends.
Charles was formerly employed by the city of Alton for 36 years in the street department. He loved to fish, camp, grill, boat and target practicing. He loved NASCAR. He loved spending time with his family.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Sandy Rawlings.
In celebration of his life, visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2015, at Pitchford Funeral Home in Wood River. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015, at the funeral home. Pastor Paul Militzer will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Alton.
Memorials are suggested to the family and will be accepted at the funeral home.
Online guestbook available at www.pitchfordfuneralhome.com.