John Charles (59) passed away on December 31st, 2021 in his hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan. Born on July 16, 1962 the tenth in a family of eleven children, John spent his life surrounded by the love of a large family. The close bond that they shared throughout his lifetime brought him peace and solace in his final days. A lifelong Kalamazoo resident, John had a passion for adventure, and loved taking impromptu road trips with whoever he could convince to tag along. John was a machinist by trade, but spent his free time drawing and painting while listening to music at a volume his neighbors might describe as "too loud." His legacy of kindness, generosity, and humor will be carried on by all that knew him, particularly his daughters and grandchildren. He is survived by his daughters: Megan Mullis (Josh Mullis) and Keely Barrett (Jay Watkins); his grandchildren: McKenzie Mullis, Riley Watkins, Griffin Mullis, and Ian Mullis; his siblings Cate Richards (Russ), Judy Hernandez, Molly Nesmith (Gary), Fran Dame (Dave), Martha Connor, Jane Grau (Warren), Suzanne Nesmith (Barry), Stephen Barrett (Paula), and Jim Barrett (Marsha); as well as 27 nieces and nephews and their many children. He was preceded in death by his parents, Jeanne Ann and Frank Barrett, his brother Paul Barrett, and his nephew Robert Barrett. A memorial service will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan on Monday, January 10th, 2022 at 11am. No reception to follow. Out of concern for the safety of our loved ones, masks will be required for entry.