Charles “Charlie” Albert Peppers

Charles “Charlie” Albert Peppers, age 81, of Auburn passed away Friday, January 26, 2024.  Charlie was a Pro Stock driver.  He owned a machine shop, built motors and race car motors.  He had a dyno that many would come over to use to test engines.  He loved racing, was employed with Coca Cola several years before opening his machine shop.  Charlie’s friends loved to hang out with him at the shop.  Many of his friends from all over called Charlie a legend; he was one of a kind.  He lived next door to his sister and brother in law and he ate at their house for years or his meals were taken to him.    Even though Charlie was never married or had children, he is survived by his nieces who were like daughters Cindy Holtzclaw and husband Troy of Auburn, Connie Ashman and husband Jeff of Winder; sister Faye Day and husband Bobby of Auburn, James Peppers and wife Eileen of Bethlehem and Ivey Peppers of Snellville and a host of other relatives.  He is preceded in death by his parents JW and Orene Peppers, brothers Joe Peppers and wife Betty, Jerry Peppers, Guy Peppers, Lawrence Peppers and wife Muraline and sister Diane Cronic.  Memorial Services will be held 7:00 pm Saturday, February 3, 2024 at Lawson Funeral Home Chapel.  Steve Bowivel will be officiating.  Interment cremation.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm Saturday, February 3, 2024.  Arrangements by Lawson Funeral Home, 4532 Hwy 53, Hoschton, GA, 30548,, 706-654-0966.

8 thoughts on “Charles “Charlie” Albert Peppers”

  1. The world lost a true gem in Charlie. He machined and built an engine for me a few years ago and I enjoyed just hanging around with him. He loved to talk about putting “Grumpy” Jenkins “on the trailer”. The last time I saw him I brought him a case of his favorite tobacco. He could spit across the shop and keep working. He was a true one-of-a-kind and a genius in engine building. I am fortunate to have met him and I pray for healing and comfort for his family. We will all miss Chaile, his last race run and won.

  2. Charlie was definitely one of a kind. I’m so grateful for all that he did to help me, but most of all the time spent with him in his shop. He achieved so much in his shop with perfection and attention to detail. His candor and drive was always present to his customers. Watching Charlie laugh was so much joy, right down to going to lunch with him. He always made the day of the restaurant workers; Charlie was there every day and very special. All I know, I feel blessed to have spent the time I did with Charlie. I have so much respect for him, and his memory will never be forgotten….

  3. Great person. We always saw him and Jimmy at the Waffle House. They were a mess RIP Charles Peppers.

  4. Charlie peppers was a good old Georgia Country boy …. I always enjoyed talking to him at the Local IHRA Races he never seemed to be having a bad day no matter what ….. he was a self funded Pro Stock racer and worked hard his whole Life to do what he Loved to do …. I wish that there where more men like him in this world ….. it would be a whole lot better place …. RIP Charlie you will be missed a lot by all of us …. 🙏 for your family and friends …….

  5. Charlie was one of a kind. Always loved to make you laugh and just be happy around him. He was a true friend and Heaven got a great angel. Going to miss him❤️

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