Charles Leslie Brassell

Published 9:17 pm Thursday, June 15, 2017

Charles Leslie Brassell was born in Montgomery on Feb. 26, 1933, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Nelson Brassell Sr.

He was the owner of Asphalt Contractors Inc. for 44 years and was a very successful business man. He graduated from Sidney Lanier High School and grew up in the Highland Avenue Baptist Church with Dr. Henry L. Lyon as pastor. He was a founder of McGehee Road Baptist Church.

He passed in the presence of our Lord on June 9, 2017. He is survived by his wife, Janis W. Brassell; son, Ronald Charles Brassell; granddaughter, Whittney Blain Brassell; brother, Malcolm Brassell (Lynell); 18 nieces and nephews; and 29 great nieces and nephews.

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He was preceded in death by his only grandson, Chase Brassell; his parents, Nelson and Ellen Brassell; his only sister, Ellen Jancaterino (John); and five brothers, Robert, Tom, Fred, Bill and Sam Brassell.

Ministers for the service at the First Baptist Church of Montgomery will be the Rev. Neal Hughes and the Rev. Keith Gambill.

The pallbearers will be nephews, John Butch Jancaterino, Michael Jancaterino, Dale Gray, Richard Bollinger, Alan Bollinger,Tommy Brassell Jr., Malcolm “Bud” Brassell Jr., Sam Brassell Jr., and Bill Brassell Jr.

Honorary pallbearers will be the employees of Asphalt Contractors Inc.

Special appreciation to Carla Thomas and her team of caregivers for a year of wonderful love and care to all of us.

Donations for the Charles L. Brassell Missions at Montgomery Baptist Association would be welcomed and appreciated.

Visitation will be held Thursday, June 15, 2017, at Leak Memory Chapel from 6-8 p.m.

The funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church of Montgomery Friday, June 16, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. followed by the burial at Alabama Heritage Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at