Melbourne- Charles Earnhardt passed away on November 25, 2017, born in Raleigh, North Carolina, he was a lawyer who practiced personal injury law throughout many parts of Florida. Charles was an avid surfer and active participant in Surfers for Autism. Charles enjoyed practicing Tai Chi in his spare time. Charles is survived by his wife, Carol Walter, parents, Jan Earnhardt, Spencer Earnhardt, brother and sisters, Vohn Earnhardt, Tamara Earnhardt Newsome, Katrina Earnhardt Magyar, as well as several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Brevard PALS (Providing Autism Links and Support). A paddle out will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Tables Beach, South entrance, Patrick AFB with a Celebration of Life Gathering to follow at Grills Riverside, 6075 N. US1, Melbourne, Florida.