Charles Edgar Grayson

Charles Edgar Grayson, 72, of Texas City, TX peacefully passed away on Friday, April 19, 2024 at HCA Mainland Hospital in Texas City.  He was born February 03, 1952 to Otha and Hazel Grayson in Quitman, MS.

Charles was the most loving and devoted husband, father, and grandfather.  He is survived by his wife, Maralyn; son, Brad; daughter, Ashley, grandson, Charlie; granddaughter, McKinley; brother, Mark and his loving dog, Jacques.

Charles was a football star at Biloxi High School and upon graduation went to Ole Miss to play football.  Due to a knee injury, he stopped playing football and transferred to Arizona State to play baseball.  He was very talented in both sports.  Charles had played baseball in Little League as a youngster with his lifelong friend Brad Childress who said upon learning of his death, “I loved Charles for 60 years.”  Charles and his wife Maralyn were married for 34 years.  They moved to Texas in 1994 where they enjoyed a beautiful loving life together.  Charles had major health problems diagnosed in Houston, Tx and was fortunate to receive excellent health care through working with Dr. Rex Marco, Jerry Buchert, Dr. Vladmir Redko, and Dr. Ketti Awad among others.  His devoted wife Maralyn was Charles loving caregiver for over 30 years.

Charles had the personality and natural charm to make friends no matter the situation, and his laugh was infectious.  Charles was a man of many stories as his close friend, Joseph Salazar always appreciated.  His lifetime friend Louis Skrmetta said he always idolized Charles and that he will never forget him.  His childhood friend, Brooks Hubbert said Charles “epitomized handsome” and was “so kindhearted” and “we were blessed to have been close to him.”

Charles was an exceptionally great man whose impact will be forever felt by his family, that loves him dearly.  He was a selfless man whose passing left an unfillable gap in the hearts of his wife, family members, and friends.  His ability to love, sacrifice, stay positive, support, forgive, and live life fully will live on in the memories of those who knew and loved him.

There will be a memorial service for Charles on Friday, April 26, 2024, at 1 pm at:

Crowder Funeral Home

1645 E. Main Street

League City, TX  77573

Ph. # (281) 332-2727


Here is the live stream link for those who cannot attend:





  1. My heart is broken. I send sincere condolences to Charles’s family. I have wonderful memories growing up in Biloxi and Charles was a huge part of my life. From junior high through high school we played football together. Coach Ronnie Faris, years later, said ours was the best group of kids he ever coached. We were the strong side of the offensive line with Clinton Tapper at center, I played guard and Charles the tackle. We were a formidable offensive line. In 2018, at a Biloxi High home game the 1968 Big Eight Championship team was recognized and Charles, who was not able to attend, was on everyones mind. He was missed then and he will be missed even more now. As the Big Eight Champs were introduced and we started to walk onto the field, Rick Pitalo started to lead the group out, but Clinton put a hand on his shoulder and said hold on Rick, the offense will lead the way just like we always did. So now Charles and Clinton are in heaven and they are leading the way for the rest of us. God bless’

    Bill Morrison
  2. I first met Charles through his little brother Mark. Back in the seventies Mark and I were close buddies. Mark suggested we check out a cool new clothing store called “The Property”. It was located in an old worn out mansion on Pass Road in Mississippi City. Charles was assistant manager. I walked in and was blown away by the super hip line of clothes the shop sold. The atmosphere was memorable. David Bowie’s Changes album was playing thru the store’s sound system. Charles walk up and introduced himself. He was impeccably dressed and surprised me with his friendliness. He showed Mark and I around the shop and talked us into buying a couple of killer outfits. Charles and I became instant friends. Whenever I needed clothes and went to Charles. He later became manager of the “Rag Machine” on Pass Rd. Biloxi. The shop offered the latest and most unique men’s fashions on the Coast. One day a pulled up to the front of the shop and noticed a gorgeous new Stingray. Yep, it belonged to Charles. I’ll never forget the boy. Not only was he one of the coolest and most handsome cats I’d ever met, but he was a genuinely nice guy. And although I was one of younger brother Mark’s friends, he always treated me with respect and kindness. We had wonderful times together and I will miss him greatly. Rest in peace my friend. Dear Lord, please watch over Maralyn and the Grayson family during this difficult time.

    Louis Skrmetta

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