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Charles Monroe

February 18, 1925 September 8, 2020
Charles Monroe
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Obituary for Charles Monroe

On September 8, 2020, Charles Christopher Monroe, departed his earthly home to be with his Heavenly Father, for whom he patterned his life. Charles is survived by his wife, Ernestine, of 74 years; daughter; Charolyn Alexander and husband Howard of Denver, Colorado; grandsons Todd lane and Scott Lane and his wife Kellie of Castle Pines. Colorado; step grandchildren Kimberly and her husband Andy, Bill and his wife Susan, Charles and his wife Katie, nine great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Caroline, Caleb, Hana, Jonah, Blake, Clay, Paige and Jackson; and sister, Willie Jack Chaffee of Vacaville, California.
Born to Willie and Barney Monroe on February 18, 1925 in Eustace, Texas. Charles was a World War II Army veteran fighting on the beaches of Normandy, through France, through the Hurtegen Forest and the Battle of the Bulge. He received a Purple Heart citation and numerous other awards. In 2014, Charles received the French Legion of Honor Knight Medal Award, France’s highest military honor. He was an American hero in every sense of the word.
Charles was a man of faith and love for his fellow man-a friend who would be there for you. A dear friend recently wrote, “Charles was a bright light in my heart”. Charles and Ernestine have been members of the Eastern Hills Church of Christ for 40 years. Prior to moving to Athens, they were members of the Lake Jackson Church of Christ where Charles was a deacon and elder for 24 years.
His career included 35 years with Dow Chemical Company in Freeport, Texas. During his tenure with Dow, Charles invented the Polyethylene Spreader which was patented.
Charles was a lover of nature; his rose garden was a beauty to behold sharing his roses with many. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with friends and grandsons. Tennis was a sport of choice. Most of all, Charles loved God, family and country. “Our Hero”.
On September 12, 2020, friends and family gathered for a graveside service to honor Charles at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Mabank, Texas. If you would like to honor him by a donation, please choose a charity or cause closest to your heart. The family thanks the many caregivers at Genesis Hospice, Athens Caring Companions and Athens Rehab for their care and love of Charles during his illness

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10:00 AM 9/12/2020 10:00:00 AM

18056 E. Hwy 175
Mabank, Texas 75156

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18056 E. Hwy 175 Mabank 75156 Texas
United States

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Oaklawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

18056 E. Hwy 175
Mabank, Texas 75156

18056 E. Hwy 175 Mabank 75156 Texas
United States

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