Mid-South community remembers 'Mr. Chuck' - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mid-South community remembers 'Mr. Chuck'

Photo Source: WKNO Photo Source: WKNO
Photo Source: WKNO Photo Source: WKNO

(WMC-TV) - Crowds gathered Saturday to remember a Memphis icon.

Television personality Charles Scruggs was best known as Mr. Chuck.

He died last week at age 80, but his influence on children, his community and his church will long be remembered.

Charles "Mr. Chuck" Scruggs was one of a kind.

At his funeral Saturday he was remembered for being a friend to everyone, and as the host of WKNO's popular children's show "Hello, Mr. Chuck."

But his warm persona, was genuine, when the cameras weren't rolling.

"Everywhere he went whether on radio or television, he showed God's love and care for all people. A love that was colorblind. He wanted everyone

to have a sense of belonging," said the Rev. Carl Jude Hood.

Scruggs rapidly became one of Memphis' most recognized television personalities.

A career that began at just 16 years old, at a difficult time in history.

"Our Mr. Chuck was educated when there was segregation, he turned to God and with God's help he overcame many obstacles to become the person we knew as our friend," said Hood.

A friend and Memphis treasure with a gift he shared with an entire community.

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