Celebrating the life of

Charles S. Embrey

Passed away on April 17, 2021

Charles S. Embrey

Charles Steele Embrey (Charlie), 91 years, passed away Saturday April 17, 2021 due to natural causes. He was born March 20, 1930 in Atlanta, GA and grew up in Savannah. He graduated from Savannah High and earned an Associate's degree in Business from Armstrong College following service in the U.S. Marine Corps. Charles valued his military service and enjoyed annual reunions with surviving members of D Company, 10th Infantry Battalion, USMC. The monument to D Company in Emmet Park gave him a deep sense of pride.

He was district manager for W.T. Grant company for many years, after which he retired home to Savannah, where he engaged in numerous entrepreneurial endeavors and proudly served the City of Savannah as Senior Building Inspector before retiring.

Charles is survived by five daughters: Linda Smith (Gary), Sharon Weeks (Steve), Charlene Burns, Vickie Conneff (Larry), and Trina Embrey. He has seven grandchildren — Scott Weeks, Tom Burns, Stacy Dixon (Dave), Lawrence Conneff, Margaret Conneff, Andrew Conneff (Megan), Rachel Nitiprawoto (Phian) and Steele Tankersley, and one great grandchild, Weeks Dixon. 

He was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Jacqueline Sharpe Embrey.  

His family and friends have learned much from Charlie over the years; he was inventive, creative, curious, resourceful, practical and blessed with a witty sense of humor. He will be greatly missed by his family and friends. He was one of a kind in heart, mind and spirit. 




Thank You for the privilege of caring for your daddy. It was a true blessing. May you feel comfort in the days to come. Hospice Savannah, nightshift nurse.

- Maureen Smith, Savannah , Georgia

So sorry to hear about Mr. Embrey. My deepest condolences are with the entire family.

- Cheryl DeWitt, Savannah , Ga

My thoughts and prayers for all.

- Tonya Sellars, Savannah, Georgia

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My thoughts and prayers for all.

- Tonya Sellars, Savannah, Georgia

Dear Katrina’s Rachel and Steele, Sandy and I were so saddened to hear of the sudden passing of your wonderful father and grandfather. I so enjoyed hearing stories of your fun times. Please accept POV condolences and know that we have you in our thoughts and prayers. Love to you all, Catherine.

- Catherine Gilbert, Savannah, GA

I cannot imagine having known a more loving, caring, friendly, funny intelligent father of my best friend for over 60 years than Mr. Embrey. So many special loving memories. Heaven can only be a happier place.

- Sharon Ballinger, Nashville, Tennessee

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- Sharon Ballinger, Nashville, Tennessee

I'm so sorry to hear this news. As a military spouse, thank you for his, and the family's, sacrifices made for all of Us. Biggest hugs and prayers for yall during this time of mourning and healing. {Love you Margo-- I am here if you need me!}

- Leslie Watts, Richmond Hill, GA

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I'm so sorry for your loss Trina and Family! My thoughts and prayers for you all.

- Kristy Gose, Savannah, GA

Trina and Family, so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of and praying for all.

- Katie Bradley, Savannah, GA

Charlie Embrey and my husband were great friends who understood each other. It was our privilege to have him as our family friend. He was, indeed, one of a kind, so intelligent, and a very, very funny man, with a wry sense of humor. He could make you laugh even when challenging some decisions. It was always so much fun to be in his company. He was so proud of his family, and he left a great legacy. My sincere condolences to all his family. Linda Geriner

- Linda W. Geriner, Savannah, Georgia

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel

  • A Private Service Will Be Held