Robert Charles “Charlie” Claburn, 55, of Michie, died on Friday, Dec. 2, at his residence.
He was born in Chicago, Illinois.
He retired after 32-1/2 years as a tool & die maker-machinist with Caterpillar-Corinth in the Salvage Development Department. He served with the Mississippi Army Guard and Reserves for 23-1/2 years.
He was a member of First Baptist Church–Counce.
Celebration of Charlie’s life was held on Thursday, Dec. 8, at Magnolia Funeral Home Chapel of Memories officiated by Jim Blaylock and Jimmie McChristial. Burial followed in Forrest Memorial Park. Magnolia Funeral Home was entrusted with the arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Melanie Wray Claburn of Michie; his son, Chase Claburn of Knoxville; his daughter, Reilly Claburn of Michie; his stepson, Allen Millican; his mother, Donna McClintock of Michie; his brother, David Claburn of Maryland; and his sister, Liz Taketani of Nashville.
He was preceded in death by his dad, Ronald Claburn; and two children prior to their birth.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, Tenn. 38105, Gideon’s International P.O. Box 1603, Corinth, Miss. 38835 or Our Daily Bread Ministries, 85 Belmont St., Savannah, Tenn. 38372. Online condolences may be expressed at magnoliafuneralhome.net.