Charlie died Feb. 7, 2020.
He graduated from Princeton in the politics department. Our fond memories of Charlie include his mellow but crisp demeanor. He was known as “Spence” in Dillon Gym for his hard-working approach to intramural basketball. You did not play nine-ball on the pool table with Charlie if you wanted to hold on to your money and your dignity. Later in life, on the golf course Charlie demonstrated that same penchant for competing and for taking your money.
At Franklin Park High School, Charlie was a championship wrestler and continued to wrestle at Princeton, where he always worked to make his 123-pound weight. After Princeton Charlie taught at the Chad School in Newark, N.J., where he met the love of his life, Brenda Anne Clark Haywood. Charlie went on to have a long career in information-technology management before retiring as senior managing partner at Teradata in 2018.
Charlie’s family cherishes his devotion, kindness, and generosity. He is survived by two daughters, Keisha and Danielle; son Eric; three grandchildren, Brendan, Cameron, and Logan; father Willie Haywood Sr.; brothers David, Alwyn, Dexter, and Tyrone; and sister Sandra. He was predeceased by his wife, Brenda; mother Dorothy Redick Haywood; brother Willie Haywood Jr.; and nephew Darrell.
The Class of 1973 extends sincere and warm wishes to Charlie’s family and friends.