The family of Chuck Barksdale has confirmed his passing on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
Chuck was born in 1935 right here in Chicago, Illinois. In 1952, the R&B group, the Dells were formed, then they went as the El-Rays. The group consisted of a couple high schoolers, Marvin Junior, Verne Allison, Johnny Funches, Chuck Barksdale, and Mickey and Lucius McGill. Funches was replaced by Johnny Carter
Chuck had been in the hospital on support, days ago his family took him off life support.
Funches, Carter, and Junior have all passed. Today, Chuck joins them. RIP Chuck Barksdale.