Charles Patrick Windham


Charles Patrick Windham, 87, of Campti, Texas passed away in his home February 6, 2022 surrounded by his children.


Visitation will be Friday, February 11th, at 5:00 pm at Watson Funeral Home in Center, Texas. Services will be 10 am, Saturday, February 12th, at Watson’s, and will be officiated by Brother Kevin Gentry and the Obituary will be done by Dale Windham. Interment will be held directly after at Sardis Cemetery. 


Born November 1, 1934 to Laurie W. “Son” Windham and Zelma N. Squyres Windham, Pat was a man of many talents, from calling in the cows to playing any song his grandchildren desired on the guitar; but, Pat’s greatest talent was leading people to salvation. For over fifty years he followed his calling from Christ, assisted by his devoted wife Janice. In the 67 years the pair spent together nothing fulfilled them as much as spreading their faith. Pat was a husband, a father, a friend, but first and foremost he was a shepherd. Over the course of many years he accumulated a large flock, and at any time of day, or night, he would take phone calls and make trips across county and state lines for them. He would go anywhere, do anything for his church family. To him they were on equal ground with his own family. He truly saw them as his brothers and sisters in Christ. Pat was a man called by God, and the joy he took in being the Lord’s servant was undoubtedly reflected in the blessings he received. In his beloved family in Christ and in his family that carries on his legacy, Pat saw more life and love than most men. To hear it put in his own words, “I feel like I’m drinking from a saucer, cause my cup has overflowed.” 


In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Sardis Cemetery 6034 FM 414 Center, Texas 75935. The family would like to extend special thanks to the Hospice of East Texas, Angels Care Home Health, and especially Kim Davis. 


He is survived by: 

Sister, Shirley Shofner and husband Joe of Center, Texas 

Sister in Law, Sandy Bennett and husband Derrel of Denning, Texas 



Dale Windham and wife Terry of Sardis, Texas 

LaRee Greer of Campti, Texas 

Micah Windham and wife Claire of Patroon, Texas 

Patti Helander and husband Chance of Crosby, Texas 



Robin Greer and fiancé Tracy 

Shelby Duncan and husband Troy 

Son Windham and wife Chelsea 

Justin Windham and wife Wendy 

Tiffani Noble and husband Zach 

Abby Lawson and husband Craig 

Whitley Helander 

Tori Windham 

Caleb Helander and fiancé Nicole 

Wyatt Windham and wife Ciara 

Sam Windham 

Clay Helander

Molly Windham


The grandchildren will serve as pallbearers 


22 Great Grandchildren


6 Great Great Grandchildren 


2 Expected Great Great Grandchildren


He was preceded in death by:

Wife, Lela Janice Ware Windham

Father, Laurie W. “Son” Windham

Mother, Zelma N. Windham

Father-in-Law, Dewey A. Ware 

Mother- in-Law, Doris Olene Fountain Roberts

Step Father-in- Law, Issac Clyde Roberts 

Sister, Annie Ruth Watson and Brother-in-law, Doyle Watson

Brother, PVT 1st Class, Melvin “Sam” Windham, kia, Luzon Island, WWII

Sister, Sally Laverne Lawson and Brother-in-law, Joel Lawson

Sister, Doris Jean Whitley and Brother-in-law, Allen Whitley

Brother, Donal Windham

Nephew Bobby Doyce Watson and wife Linda

Niece Peggy Sue Williams

Son-in-Law, Richard Greer

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