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Obit for Charles eaves-Godfather of Photography



(Akron, OH) -- In 1971 in the effort to bring together two things that he loved - his son and photography-  Charles Edward Eaves created C&V Studios in West Akron.  As an entrepreneur, Charles was glad to mentor anyone interested in photography- many of which continue to be leaders in the field.

A staff member of The Reporter, he is well known for his civic and wedding photography in Akron. His studio prospered through hard work and perseverance and it sustained his family until he retired.

Born to Floyd and Mariah Eaves on July 17th 1941, Charles Edward Eaves was the 4th of 7 children born to this union. He left this earth to go to his heavenly home on February 25, 2024 at the age of 82.

Charles leaves behind a legacy of family and Masonic community service. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Especially if they shared his love for travel, fishing, and photography.

His commitment to community service is something he took great pride in the Big Brothers & Sisters of Greater Akron. In fact his “Little Brother '' Cory Sharky is a relationship that lasts until this day.

Another large part of his community service was his involvement as a lifetime member of the Akron NAACP and a long time member of the Prince Hall Masonic Family.

He served in many Prince Hall houses: El Zerubbabel Court No. 5 Heroines of Jericho; Samos Chapter Order of Pythagorans; Royal Arch; The Prince Hall Grand Guild Heroines of the Templar Crusades; Eastern Star; Golgotha Guild No.4 and Golgotha Commandery No. 36.

He was elected as the Most Worthy Grand Joshua for the State of Ohio; Most Ancient Prince Hall Grand Court, and was Past Worshipful Master of the Blue House in Phoenix Lodge No. 112.

Because he brought forth great pride to the Eaves family name by virtue of his good work , good character and outstanding record of service the Mayor of the City of Akron Don Plusquellic proclaimed March 25th as “Charles E. Eaves Day”.

 Charles lived a full life doing the things he enjoyed most with the people he loved most. He will be truly missed.

He leaves behind to lovingly remember, his wife of 33 years Ester Eaves; sisters: Cynthia Eaves-Brazille, Karen (Albert) Eaves-Knight, Dorthea Sadler and Carol Steps, son- Victor (Elizabeth) Eaves,  daughters, Valerie Eaves (Joe Cloud) and Faye (Wayne) Murphy, grandchildren- Keisha Mitchell, Kailyn Mitchell, Mariah Eaves, Victoria Eaves, Victor (Florence) Eaves, Tanisha (George) Frederick, Anthony Phillips, special cousin Joyce (Derry) Hooks, 12 Great Grandchildren and a host of other nieces, nephews, and cousins. Charles’ presence will be missed and his memory will live on in the hearts of those he loved and who loved him dearly.

Celebration of Life Services will be held at: Rhoden Memorial Home- 1101 Palmetto Ave. Akron on Thursday March 7 ,2024 Calling Hours: 11:00 am - 11:45 am Funeral Service: 12:00 pm. Interment at Rose Hill Memorial Park immediately following services.



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