of West Memphis, AR
February 9, 1952 - March 28, 2021
Charles Thomas McAteer passed away on Sunday, March 28, 2021 in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 69. Charles was born in Memphis on February 9, 1952 to parents John and Marie McAteer. Charles later in life married Karen Beshires and the two were married in 1986. Charles was retired from Travel Centers of America where he was a shop manager. Charles was a devoted member of St. Michael Catholic Church in West Memphis. He was an avid sports fan and especially loved golfing with his buddies and you would be hard to find a bigger LSU Tiger or Memphis Tiger fan. He loved spending time with his friends and family. When he was able, he always cherished the times he could spend with his grandchildren and made sure to attend any events involving them. Charles was proud to be able to tell people he knew and was personal friends with Elvis Presley.Charles is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Karen McAteer and his daughter Jessica Ford and her husband Kevin of West Memphis. He leaves two grandchildren who will forever miss and cherish memories of their grandfather; Elijah Wayne Ford and Gracie Bell Ford as well as a brother, John Michael McAteer of St. Helena, California. He is preceded in death by his parents.Visitation for Charles will be held on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at St. Michael Catholic Church at 1:00pm with Rosary after at 2:00pm and Mass at 2:30pm. Burial will take place after at Crittenden Memorial Park in Marion.The family requests in Lieu of flowers that a donation be made to St. Michael Catholic Church or West Memphis Christian School.Roller-Citizens Funeral Home will be following guidelines issued by the Arkansas Department of Health and the CDC regarding COVID-19. Social distancing of at least six feet must be practiced and all funeral attendees must provide and wear their own mask.
To a true friend, who always watched out for my mother. You will truly be missed by all who new you. My heart goes out to your beautiful family.
We are so sorry. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Karen,I am so very sorry for the loss of your sweet husband Charlie. I am praying for you and Jessica and the grands. Just hold onto all those great memories you have made over the last 35 years together. And know that you will see him again one day. Love,Lanette Missman
I got to know Charlie well in cardiac rehab. That hour 3 days a week definitely became something I looked forward to because of Charlie. We started making many connections of people we knew before we ever figured out we were both from West Memphis. It was a joy keeping in touch with him since and he truly was a blessing on my life! Fly High Charlie!
I (Gragg) knew him as Tommy when we were kids. So sad to hear about his passing. He was very special to me and the Higginbotham family. God be with you and give you peace.
I am so sorry to hear about Charles. My prayers are with Karen, Jessica and the grandchildren.
Karen we are so very sorry for your loss Charlie was a great man and will be missed by so many, our prayers are with you and your family and may the Lord be with you.
Prayers for your sweet family. Jessica please know we are here for you and your family during these hard times.
Karen and Jessica I’m sorry for y’all loss.Praying for y’all and the family..
Hugs and prayers for Karen, Jessica snd the entire family. Keep alive the wonderful memories you have of good times together. Lean on those who love you during these difficult times. We are here! ❤️
Karen and Jessica— so sorry for your loss!🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
You will forever be in our heart Pop!!!
Karen and Jessica I am so very sorry for your loss he was such a great man. God Bless you and your family.
Praying for you, Karen, Jessica , and family. I will miss Charlie's smile and good nature. Sending love your way.
So sorry for your loss of Charlie. There wasn’t a finer man on this earth. May Gods love comfort and peace cover you all.
I'm so sorry for your loss. I first met Charlie in the 8th grade at St. Joseph, he was one of the nice guys. I'm thankful for all the Facebook posts which enabled old friends to stay in touch. He was always kind and his smile was contagious; I think that's what I'll remember the most about him. May God Bless his beautiful family and you find peace knowing he now rests with our Lord and Savior.
Dearest Karen & family, I was shocked to learn that C Mac had passed. He was so very kind. We are praying for strength in abundance for all of you. Phil 4:13
Karen, we are so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your sweet family. Love you always, cousin.
We are sorry for your loss. I know Mr. McAteer will be truly missed by his family. I pray God provides the family with peace and comfort that only he can provide.A.G., Janet and Shane Rains
Man-o-man... so very sorry to hear the news. We've lost a great man, a fellow Tiger fan, truly one of our best. Charlie was one of a kind, he will be missed. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, husband, and friend. I will always have many fond memories. Goodbye my friend, my brother... Oh, and Charlie, when you see Dana up there, tell him that he should have told Askew to shoot the damn ball.R.I.P. Chuck
Man-o-man... so very sorry to hear the news. We all lost a great person in Charlie. A huge Tiger fan for many decades, and truly one of our best. He was a wonderful father, grandfather, husband, and friend. I will always have many fond memories. Goodbye my friend, my brother... Oh, and Charlie, when you see Dana up there, tell him that he should have told Askew to shoot the damn ball.
Charlie will be missed by friends and family alike. Rest In Peace brother.
Karen and your family I am so sorry for your loss. Charlie surely gone too soon. I will keep you all in my prayers.
Karen, so sorry for your loss, only words I have for you is I love you. chris
He will be missed. He was a fun and friendly man. His wit was something I loved the most. Rest now my friend, your job here is done.
Gone too soon 🙏. Love how we met and love how you loved us all. You were the best husband, father, grandfather, brother in law, uncle and friend. You will be missed forever. We love you Uncle Charlie. Debbie, Mark and Jacqueline
To the family,my heart breaks for you. When I was with Frito..I would sit and chat with Charlie. It saddens me when I heard of his passing. R.I.P. Charlie. You missed but definitely not forgotten.
Karen I am so sorry Charlie was always there for me and will be missed.
I am so very sorry for your loss. Please know that you are in our prayers. Wish i could be at the funeral. We will be there in spirit. We love you.
My condolences to his family first! This earth has lost one of the best, but heaven gained an angel! There will forever be a hole left in our hearts!
Dear Karen, I’m so very sorry to hear about the loss of Your Husband. I Pray for Strength and Healing for You and Your Family. Love, Dana Lapaglia & Family 💐💐
We will forever remember his smile and laugh when we saw him . He loved all of you very much . Sending our thoughts , prayers , and love.
Karen, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and I'm here for you. Love you
We love y’all and are thinking of you
Karen.my heart goes out to you.so sorry for your lost He was a good man sending prayers to you and the family