Charles was my best friend, my partner, my husband. He was born in this area in Roanoke, VA. He moved to Tampa, FL and eventually to Fort Lauderdale, FL where I met him in 2006. Charles was a computer repair technician by trade with his own business called Queer Computing so he fixed any kind of computer for people that need them to work or play video games. After a few months of knowing him, he moved in with me in 2007. When my dad became ill, I had to come up to Bristol last year to help out, and Charles stayed at our house. Since my house wasn’t selling and Charles had developed a bad case of psoriasis, I had him move up here so I could help take care of him. He recovered from the psoriasis, but his medication was masking a deeper condition, pneumonia. Charles had always had a bad cough, but it had gotten worse in the last few months. We checked him in to the hospital April 1, but with the few weeks he was there, it was too far advanced for any treatment to work.
Above is a picture of him to show you how handsome he was. Not only physically, but he was beautiful in all ways. Even though he would have nothing he would literally give you the shirt off his back. He was caring, gentle, funny and tender. He loved hard rock, especially Metallica, and loved ANY kind of fart humor. He liked science fiction and America’s Next Top Model.
I miss my Charles and will every day.
John K. Allen