July 29, 1956 ~ April 15, 2021

Born in: Aurora, Colorado
Resided in: Lawrenceville, Georgia

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – Charles “Charlie” Nathan Routh, 64, of Lawrenceville, Georgia, died April 15, 2021. He was born July 29, 1956 in Aurora, Colorado to Nathan Luther and Wilma (Jones) Routh.

Following graduation from high school, Charlie attended the Art Institute of Atlanta where he earned an Associates of Arts Degree in Commercial Photography. He was the owner of Williams, Routh & Associates Photography for 32 years. Upon retiring from the studio, he went on to obtain degrees from Shorter University, University of Georgia and the Academy of Art University. He then went on to teach photography at North Georgia Technical College, Young Harris College, and the University of North Georgia. Charlie was a life-long member of the Professional Photographers of America where he earned many distinguished awards. He was a member of Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Michael Ray Routh. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sissy Weeks Routh; a son, Christopher Routh and his wife Emily of Jackson, MS; a daughter, Emily Diaz and her husband Ryann, of Dacula, GA. One grandson, Johnathan Diaz; a sister, Nancy Routh of Lawrenceville, GA and a niece, Michaela Routh of Lawrenceville, GA.

The family would like to extend an invitation to celebrate Charlie’s life at 2 pm on April 25, at Bartow Jenkins Park; 800 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046. The family request, in lieu of flowers, please send donations to Young Harris College, The Friends of the Arts, in memory of Charlie Routh. (https://www.yhc.edu/giving/give-now)

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  1. CandleImageCharlie was a light like no other! He had a way of making everyone feel comfortable in any situation. He has been a wonderful contributor to our church and he will be missed! Our thoughts and prayers are with Sissy and the family during this difficult time.

  2. CandleImageSo many fond memories of Charlie! He was a funny man, a great friend, a total package of his dedication to his family, his work, and an unselfish soul to so many. I’m so very grateful that I knew him and will always remember his way of always including those around him. Rest In Peace my friend! I love you❤️

  3. CandleImageI never had the privilege of meeting Charlie, but I know Sissy and his great friends Laura/ Joe Massaro. Charlie , I had heard about you, your personality and wonderful ways you have cared for your family. This great man will be missed by many( even by those who never met him). Prayers lifted up.

  4. Charlie had a way of lighting up the room and also remain quiet at the same time… I knew him mainly through his wife my friend Sissy… He was her constant companion, her light, and a rock! He always had a warm smile and a way of including everyone to make them feel like they belong! A true and warm and loving person! My heart goes out to his family… Charlie will be truly missed by all❤️

  5. I was saddened to hear of Charlie’s passing. I met Sissy and Charlie through my brother & sister-in-law, Joe and Laura Massaro. Charlie was the photographer at my own wedding in 1994. Our condolences go out to the family. Love to you Sissy.
    Monica & Rodney Rogers

  6. CandleImageCharlie took Halloween pictures of my children for over 15 years until he retired. He was such a nice person with a very strange and dry sense of humor. He was always so creative and was definitely in his element when doing photography! I will always have such very fond memories of him! I am so sorry for your loss!

  7. CandleImageCharlie was a great man. He had a way of making anyone feel comfortable and at ease. I have many fond memories of Sissy and
    Charlie keeping my brother and I over night. We had so much fun. Sissy I love you and I am so sorry for your loss.

  8. Charlie was a gentle and generous soul who reveled in sharing his gifts of friendship, love and companionship. He was quick to share his talent in photography with all he knew and has given memories to countless friends and neighbors that will live forever. I will cherish the photos he did of allmy family and forever remember the kindness he offered to all.

  9. Charlie was a good friend. As a fellow photographer, I worked wise by side with Charlie a number of times. We had some great times at different events and conventions. We was very involved in PPA and other trade organizations. I will miss you my friend. Prayers for Sissy, family and friends.

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