Charles Max âCarrollâ Caywood passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, August 15th, 2021. He was 86 years old. A beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and cousin, he is dearly missed by his family and friends.
Charles was born in Gentry, Arkansas on October 15, 1934 and was third oldest in a family of seven children. Growing up in the Ozark Mountains nurtured a love of nature that Charles carried into his adult years, and passed on to his children and grandchildren. He spent many happy hours as an avid birdwatcher, the woods his cathedral, the birds his angels.
Charles had a successful career in social work in Tulsa and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In the late 1980âs, he moved to Red Wing, Minnesota where he worked in technology management for the State of Minnesota.
In addition to his love of nature, Charles was also fascinated by astronomy. His children remember many lovely evenings spent lying outside on a blanket with him, looking up at the heavens, watching meteor showers or comets passing. They are comforted by the fact that he passed from this world as the Perseids meteor shower was animating the night skies.
Charlesâ family plan to celebrate his life with a private ceremony in his beloved Ozark Mountains, where they will scatter his ashes among the flora and fauna that was so dear to him. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests sending donations to the National Audubon Society at the following link: