Charles Loggins


Charles Earl Loggins was born to the union of Sylvester and Para Lee (Smoote) Loggins on November 19, 1943, in Sunflower Co., MS. He accepted Jesus Christ as the head of his life at a young age and joined Hayes Creek Missionary Baptist Church. He married Mattye Jo Dunn, his lifelong sweetheart and literal “girl next door”, in 1965.

Charles earned his degree in agriculture from Alcorn A&M where he was a proud member of the Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc. fraternity. He dedicated 41 years of public service with the USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service with assignments in multiple locations including Indiana, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Illinois, retiring in Ohio.

As much as the man loved to labor – from picking cotton and driving school bus in his youth, to volunteering as a firefighter and EMT, to being a favorite cashier at a number of quick service gas stations – Charles loved his family and friends even more! Affectionately known as “Charlie”, he never met a stranger. He routinely went above and beyond to lend a hand. Charles was the embodiment of a Good Samaritan.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Sylvester and Alfred; sister, Ruby (Langley) Powel: niece RuthAnn Fulllilove; and infant granddaughter, Courtney Mitchell.

Charles is survived by his bride, Mattye Jo; sisters, Rubye Loggins of Chicago and Ella Burchfield of Atlanta. Also; children, Casandra (Curtis) Mitchell of Chicago, Anita Marie Dunn Loggins of Knoxville, Charles Daniel Loggins of Columbus, and Michael Dunn Loggins of Columbus; grandchildren, Chelsea, Caitlin, Curtis III (aka, Trey), Caleb, Camille, and Corinne Mitchell, Nicole Miller and Amy Terry, Stockton (Julie), Pyper, and Ronin Loggins (Melissa), Michael, Jr. (Ashleigh); great-grandchildren, Sophia and Sebastian Mitchell (Tiera; nieces and nephew, Gwen Lynette (Bo) Beckom, Wilma Loggins, Patsy Loggins, Rita Loggins, Nita Loggins, MaSonya (Meyers) Scott, Lilly and James, and Aishia Burchfield and SaNiiyah; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Memorial Service 11:00am Thursday, September 23, 2021 at Church of the Good Shepherd, 6176 Sharon Woods Blvd, Columbus, OH 43219.


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Condolence Messages

  1. Melanie and Bobby Breazeale

    All our love and healing to your family during this difficult time.

  2. My Prayers are with you all!

  3. The Cole Family extends sincere and heartfelt Condolence, prayers for comfort, and sympathy to the Loggins Family>

  4. Pattie and Richard West

    We share your sorrow. Charles will be missed. Love to you all.

  5. Pat and Garlan Hulbert

    With saddened hearts we offer our sympathy to the whole family of Charles Loggins. Not only will he missed by family but also a large circle of friends whi admired and respected him. May he RIP.

  6. Mattye and family, so sorry to hear of Charles passing, your faith will help you through this time of sorrow.
    Death takes the body,
    God takes the soul,
    Our minds holds the memories,
    Our hearts keep the love,
    Our faith let’s us know we will meet again

  7. Dennis J. Kimberly J. Wirt

    Sending love from Lewiston, Minnesota. The Loggins family were members and part of our church family while in Lewiston. They were always helpful and the community loved them. He will surely be missed by his family and the many lives he touched.

    God Bless you all. Kim and Dennis Wirt, Lewiston, MN

  8. Remembering a wonderful man and praying for the family!

  9. O’Neal Edwards Jr

    So sorry to hear of Charles passing.
    Our prayers are with you and your family.
    God Bless.
    Sandra & O’Neal Edwards

  10. To the family of Charles Loggins. So sorry to hear the loss of your love one. Please know that you’re in my thoughts and prayers. Keep the faith. May God continue to richly bless you during this time.
    Dorothy Jackson Booker. Diamondhead, MS

  11. Cousin Charles was a good man and one that I always looked up to. He always seemed at peace and easy going. I will miss my talks with him.

    I pray God’s peace and comfort for the family. Love you all.

  12. Sending condolences to the Loggins family. Praying that God give you whatever you may need at this time.

  13. September 21,2021
    My Condolences to you and your Family.Sending much love to all of you from Val!

    Valorie Barrow
    Duck Hill Ms

  14. Our sincere condolences to Ella and the Loggins family. May God’s love give you the peace and comfort you need during this difficult time. Charles will truly be missed.

  15. Rubye Moore Booker

    My heartfelt condolences to Mattye and the entire Loggins family. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers.

  16. Condolences from Shelly and Darryl on September 21st, 2021 5:05pm. Mama RUBYE Ella , Mattye and family The journey that life takes us on can be unexpected. Walk bravely among the memories as you find peace. Thinking of you and your family,

  17. God has it all in control. He is able to keep that which we present unto Him. Give your grief to Him. Know your are loved and we care.

  18. Walter Norsworthy

    My condolences, praying for you and your family

  19. Gary and Marlys Mills

    We were saddened to hear of Charles passing. He was a fine gentleman and we have fond memories of time spent with him. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time. May his memory help heal your hearts.

  20. Anita & Family,

    I am so sorry. I hope you find comfort in knowing how special your Dad was & how many lives he touched. I’m praying for your comfort during this time of sorrow. Big love to you.

    Amber Cornett

  21. My Prayers and deepest condolences to Anita and family.

  22. The James poe Family with Love.

    Sending Love and prayers and condolences to the Loggins Family. Asking God to Give you the strength to Endure the pain you are suffering at this Difficult Time. Love you Ella and I’m praying for you my Beautiful Friend and classmate ❤️

  23. Frankye Seals Humphrey

    Earth has no sorrows Heaven cannot heal. Praying for you and the family during this time.

  24. I send heartfelt condolences to my Loggins family on the death of Charles.
    May your journey to peace be gentle and your pleasant memories many.

  25. Pat & Elaine Soukup

    Our Heartfelt Sorrow for the passing of Charlie Loggins. Praying for the Loggins Family as you all say Goodbye.

  26. Condolences to you and family at this most difficult time. Praying for comfort to the entire family. There is no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

  27. We are so sorry to hear of your loss. On behalf of the pastor and the members of the Campbell Hill Missionary Baptist Church you have our sincere sympathy.May God be with you at this most difficult time.

  28. Thoughts and prayers to the Loggins family.

  29. Patricia (Trish Ann) & Evelyn Baker & Family

    Mattie Jo, Casandra , Lynette & the entire Loggins Family , we extend our deepest sympathy during the loss of Charles. Rest In Peace !
    Love you all ,

  30. Those who care for you truly wish to share your thoughts and feelings throughout this difficult time.

  31. My condolences to all of the Loggins family. Charles was a fine man. Kind with integrity. I admired both him and Mattye; who was always cheerful and friendly. A gift to have you all in Lewiston. ( ” Chuckie” would come to our home with Troy also)
    May fond memories of Charles carry you all through. Blessings to you all.
    Cindy ( Glende) Rolfing

  32. Though there are no words that one can say that can encompass the array of emotions that the heart feels when someone transitions, I pray this will bring you comfort. Grandma Mattie you gave him a life time w his best friend, a house filled w beautiful children and grandchildren. To his sons and daughters and grandchildren you will forever be his legacy of love and hardwork. So on this day I pray that peace and love shall flood your hearts as you each may be in different places of saying no goodbyes but I’ll see you later but until we meet again our hearts will forever hold you near. Gone from this life but ever more present in our hearts. You will continue to share his legacy with all those you encounter. So I surround you with love and peace as God carries you through each step of this day. God bless you and keep you and my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  33. My condolences to you and your family, may God continue to smile on you , praying for you.

  34. Sending prayers from Minneapolis. My heart goes out to you all. May god continue to give you strength, peace and love during this very difficult time.

  35. I remember when I furst met Mr. Loggins, Cassie had become a coworker and friend. He was such a great Spirit, as well as his wife, and I always admired the caliber of man that he was. He raised an AWESOME group of children, and with the grandchildren, his LEGACY LIVES. The family has my Condolences and Prayers

  36. We are so sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful man and great father. Sending you lots of love, prayers and big hugs.
    Madonna, Steve and Logan Stamey

  37. My sincere condolences to the Loggins family. Praying for comfort, peace and strength during this difficult time.

  38. I just want to say Thank you, for the example of masculinity, and manhood that you provided.. All though you were a man of a very words your day to day actions gave me and Chuck what exactly it was to be a man, and more importantly a Black Man… You loved me as if I was one of your own so much so that if me and Chuck found ourselves in trouble as we often did I was going to get the same punishment with Chuck no matter what it was…I Am FOREVER Greatful for the love and guidance you provided to me…We Love you and will miss you but Me and Chuck got this you prepared us for this very day… Rest in Paradise..
    Love your Son,

  39. Lindell Kreidermacher

    Mattye, Casandra, Anita, Chuck, and Mike–your family is my family and I am deeply saddened by the loss of Charles. What a gift it was to see him over the summer. Much love and care to you all.

    All our love–

    Lindell, Manhel, and Khalil

  40. Cousins, My Sincere Condolences and Prayers to all during this time May God Comfort and Console each of you ❤️

  41. We are so sorry for your loss. He was always so kind and made me laugh when I visited. He will be missed! Much love to your family. ❤️

  42. Condolences to you and your family. Praying for Cassandra and Curtis doing this time of bereavement. Love Stephanie, Mike and Tre’Quan. From Smoaks, SC.

  43. Mattye, my heart cries for you all! After hearing the Eulogy, I thought on the fact that my Mother and Charles are together now! I could hear them saying just look at our families. I am so very sorry for your loss, but thankful for your memories, love, your children and grands! As you see them and they see each other, you see and know that a part of Charles is with you all! I am so greatful and blessed to have known him. Your strength, peace and love will come from each other as you remember he was the epitome of them all.

  44. Lynette Loggins Givens

    Sorry for your loss. Our condolences to the family.

  45. Gloria J. R. Johnson

    May the memories of Charles remain forever etched in your hearts until that great day when all of God’s children unite. Charles represented Winona and Alcorn State University well. May his soul rest peacefully.
    Gloria Roberts Johnson
    Forever a Brave

  46. Shirley and Timothy Yarbrough

    Mattye and family, I am so sorry to hear of Charlie passing. I remember the time of us working together here with USDA-NRCS at the State Office. Charlie was a Good Co-Worker and Friend he supported me when I transferred to the State Office. I am Praying for all of you during this time of sorrow and days to come. Be Bless.

  47. Warren Small Jr (Cousin)

    Warren Small Jr
    September 23 2021
    Your Loved One’s Legacy
    A Christian leaves a Legacy
    through their walk of faith
    that does more than point us back
    to a wonderful life remembered
    It also points us forward in hope
    to an amazing celebration
    that is to come.

  48. Warren Small Jr (Cousin)

    Warren Small Jr
    .September 23 202
    Your Loved One’s Legacy
    A Christian leave a legacy
    through their walk of faith
    that does more than point us back
    to a wonderful life remembered
    It also points us forward in hope
    to an amazing celebration
    that is to come

  49. Dorthey Pinkney Smith

    Please accept our condolences for your tremendous loss!
    Alce, Jr. And Dorthey Pinkney Smith
    Memphis, Tennessee

  50. Ray-Janet Dexter & Joshua Rodgers

    To the Loggins family we would like to extend our condolences, love and prayers. To his wonderful wife Mattye and children he was a father to me and my wife. Charles was such a funny and wise man, and was always kind and generous. To his kids and grandchildren, thanks for sharing him with all of us. WE LOVE YOU ALL GOD BLESS Ray-Janet-Joshua

  51. Bennie and Joyce Davis

    Our sincerest condolences in the loss of your love one. We will keep you, the family in our prayers.

  52. Faye Chamberlain Magee

    To Mattie Jo and family,
    As you share this time of sorry as a family, draw strength and comfort from one another remembering your love one’s life together. God is with you in your time of loss.

  53. I remember Charlie a kind and thoughtful man. A hard working co-worker. My condolences, I will keep you and the family in my prayers. Revelation 20:4.

  54. To my family,

    For we know as Christians to be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD! Praying for healing in our loss and God’s gain.

    Tia (Mildred’s dgtr)

  55. To Mattie and family my condolences to you and the Loggins and Burchfield family. I will praying for you.

  56. To Ella Burchfield and family my condolences.

  57. You were one of the greats! Charles and I will never forget our first meeting. Dangling down the stairs!!!

    Go Browns

  58. Adair Family/Bobbie J. Taylor

    WE are deeply sorry for your loss holding you and your family up in prayer. May time help you heal and bring you peace.

  59. Paul & Marilyn Bridgland

    Mattye and family,

    Our deepest sympathies to you. We have never forgotten the kindnesses and friendship Charlie and you gave us during our time in Southeast Minnesota. I have always considered the time I spent working with and alongside Charlie to be one of the highlights of my NRCS career. He will be long remembered.

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