Channing C. Givens, 50, of Pottstown, PA, formerly of GA, husband of Jennifer (Meli) Givens, passed peacefully on Thursday, February 17 at home after a courageous battle with cancer for the past year.
Born in Pensacola, FL, he was the son of Carthel Givens, and Norma (Sapp) Teuton and stepson of Ottis Foy Teuton, Jr.
Channing last worked for Dometic/Marine Acquisitions US Corp prior to his stage 4 esophageal cancer diagnosis in early February 2021 and quickly became like family to them, he greatly enjoyed the people he was around and the work he was doing there. Prior to that he worked at DHL Global Forwarding as a logistics coordinator for more than 15 years responsible for air and ocean freight shipments for Wyeth then Pfizer pharmaceuticals with increasing responsibilities and promotions in managerial roles.
Channing coached Pottsgrove Soccer Club Travel and Intramural Boys Soccer teams over the past 6 years with his son Jacob on every team and took great pride and sincerely cared about each player in doing so. His teams won championships and his philosophy included character building, practicing skills taught to improve, playing together as a team fairly, and most importantly to have fun!
Channing was also an avid guitar player for 20 years, playing in many local bands while living in Georgia prior to moving to PA for a job opportunity where he met his wife, Jennifer, and built a beautiful family and life together since their marriage in 2006.
Channing touched more lives than he realized; he was a kind, caring and thoughtful husband, loving father, inspiring coach and mentor, and the best kind of friend with a great sense of humor. He will be missed very much by all that were blessed to know him.
Surviving with his wife Jennifer is son Jacob Channing Givens; sister Stephanie (Givens) Elder, stepsister Natalie Faye Teuton; stepbrother Mark Allen Teuton, fiancée of Shannon Pendleton; and nephews Max Elder and Allen Teuton; and niece Krystal (Teuton) Thompson.
Services and interment are private with a celebration of life event to be planned in the Spring with friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, Channing’s wish was to have a donation site available for Jacob’s future education and wellbeing so donations may be made to: https://gofund.me/c5f3409f
A video of life memories is being created and a link will be posted on this site when available.