Charles P. Sweet

Lansing, Michigan

Born June 22, 1935, Charles Phillip Sweet, beloved husband of Sharon Lee Sweet died peacefully at home the morning of January 6, 2016. They were happily married for 60 years. Chuck graduated from Lansing Eastern High School in 1954 and worked for the State of Michigan, Department of Transportation, retiring in 1995 after 40 years of service.

He was a remarkable man, intelligent, loving and caring. His interest in cars and racing began when he was 12 and continued throughout his life as mechanic, builder, owner, and driver. During retirement he enjoyed his street rod as well as mechanics of all kinds which included restoring antique outboard motors, cash registers and antique collectibles. He loved spending time with family at the Lake Leelanau cottage.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Charlotte Schuster Sweet.  Chuck was a devoted family man, father to Michelle (Scott) Wentzel and Kallard (Amy) Sweet. He was a loving grandfather to his dear grandchildren Emily (Hector), Zachary (Stacy), Elizabeth, Lindsay and Katelyn and great-grandchildren Scott, Lucy, and Parker.  He is also survived by his sister Margaret (Jim) Campbell of Marietta, Georgia.

A private family memorial service will be held to celebrate his life at a future date. Arrangements are by the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel. Online condolences may be left for his family at

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Brad and Lori Schaibly
January 8, 2016 at 1:39 pm

Sorry to hear about your loss. We both know the feelings of losing a parent. Hope to see both of you guys soon.
Love, Brad and Lori.

Betsy Brandt
January 9, 2016 at 6:14 am

Chuck will be dearly missed by everyone who truly knew him. He helped make the Welcome Center program one of the best in the country. He inspired his people to grow, and become all that he knew could be. All of us have fond memories of Chuck.

Many of us would ask Chuck what is middle name was and he would say that C.P. stood for Charming Prince, and he was absolutely right. Farewell Charming Prince.

Pauline Farmer
January 10, 2016 at 11:46 am

To Peggy Campbell, sister==My highschool class notified me of Chuck’s death. I’m sorry for your loss but glad to hear you are alive and I hope well. Love, Pauline

John David Kincaid Brisbin
January 11, 2016 at 8:15 am

Dear Sharon, So sorry to hear of the death of your husband. Chuck and I go way back to Pattengill and the Band. I remember him being a drummer with Dick Barker. I played first cornet at Pattengill and later on first Horn at Eastern. I am still playing professionally. You remember my wife Margot Jackson, two years ahead of you. I was a Band Director for 50 years.
If there is anything that we can do for you, please let us know. God Bless You in these times of stress. Chuck was a good man and you can be proud of the fact you spent 60 wonderful years with Chuck – leaving magnificent memories and a fine family.

Margot and I were dating back in seventh grade. 4 sons, 4 grandchildren and no great yet

Yours in Christ, + LOVE
John David Kincaid Brisbin (John)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Denise Byrnes
January 11, 2016 at 9:23 am

I worked for Chuck, as his Executive Secretary in MDOT from 1991 until his retirement in 1995. Chuck was an “excellent” administrator to work for and with each day. He did so much for the welcome centers program, and I always had admiration and respect for him. Chuck was really good to me when I was going through a family illness, and I will always remember that kindness to me from him. Rest in Peace Chuck..


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