Charlie Share dies; captain of '58 Hawks team that won NBA title

2012-06-09T13:45:00Z 2012-06-10T07:50:31Z Charlie Share dies; captain of '58 Hawks team that won NBA titleFROM STAFF REPORTS stltoday.com
June 09, 2012 1:45 pm  • 

Charlie Share, the captain of the only St. Louis Hawks team to win an NBA championship, died Thursday at his home in Chesterfield. He was 85.

Mr. Share was a 6-11 center on that 1958 championship team. He had a 10-year NBA career.

After basketball, Mr. Share went into business and founded Sharick Packaging. It was later sold to Jefferson Smurfit Corp.  He and his wife, Rose, then pursued her interest in breeding, raising and showing American Saddlebred horses.

In addition to his wife of 61 years, he is survived by two daughters; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren, and a sister.

A visitation and memorial service will be June 19 at Schrader Funeral Home in Ballwin.

For a complete obituary of Mr. Share, read the Sunday Post-Dispatch or return to STLtoday.com

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