Charles went to be with the Lord on September 25, 2021.
Funeral service will be held Noon, Saturday, October 2, 2021, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Frankston City Cemetery in Frankston, TX.
He was born August 22, 1951 in Jacksonville, TX to J.C. (Joe) and Vay Dell Ellis Cook of Center, TX.
As a young boy he fell in love with horses. As he got older he got involved in rodeo where he did a little bit of it all. He roped, team roped, steer wrestled and even rode a few bulls. His love of horses turned into a passion that lasted until his last breath. After he retired from the Texas Highway Department he spent all of his time breeding and racing horses. He named some after his nieces and nephews and one Ms. Vay Dell who was named for his mother who he cherished. His other passion was his trips to Yellowstone. He would spend hours scouring the mountain sides and valleys for bears.
Charles is survived by his sisters,
Sheila Varwig of Pineville, LA
Mary Gwen Willoughby and husband Kenneth of Deridder, LA
Rhenee Flores and husband Joe of Dry Prong, LA
Special nieces and nephews who knew him as "Hunk"
Christena Alexander (Eric) of Tioga, LA
Daniel Emanis (Monique) of Center, TX
Michael Emanis (Kasey) of Hallsville, TX
Todd Varwig (Yvonne) of Hoover, AL
Jaceson Willoughby (Wendy) of Deridder, LA
Teddy Varwig (Kerry) of Las Vegas, NV
Christy Lee of Florida
Terry Varwig (Jahnienne) of Bastrop, LA
Lisa Culpepper (Cary) of Carrier, MS
Chad Varwig of Lafayette, LA
Numerous other nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Former wife Betty Cook
A group of his Brookshires friends where he enjoyed spending time "shooting the bull".
Pallbearers will be close family members and friends.
Online condolences & tributes can be sent at www.watsonandsonsfuneralhome.com