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Charles Louis Winters

October 14, 1944 — January 23, 2022

Charles Louis Winters


This hand was welcomed into the world on October 14, 1944, by his parents Annabelle and Raymond Winters and two excited sisters, Annette and Carol Ann in San Antonio, Texas. Charlie was the apple of his mom’s eye and the terror of his sisters. This hand welcomed a baby sister, Sue, when he was three years old.

This hand played the coronet, delivered Dr. Pepper, caught many balls as a catcher for his high school baseball team while growing up, all the while continuing to be the brother that picked on (lovingly, to be sure) all his sisters. Charlie loved lending a hand on his Uncle Buddy’s shrimper any time he could in Rockport, Texas.

On Friday, October 8, 1965, this hand lovingly reached out and held the hand of Carol Ann (Moore) as they said their vows of marriage to each other at St. Gregory Catholic Church in San Antonio in front of family and friends. Charlie started his career at International Harvester in 1965.

This hand and Carol’s welcomed their first child, Melanie Ann, September 15, 1966, Todd Anthony was welcomed on July 1, 1969, and Brian Joseph was included in the embrace on September 4, 1973.

This hand proudly cheered at games, taught little hands to fish and camp, and worked on all manner of things around the house. Guiding his boat through channels off Rockport, catching a sunburn and an occasional fish were his favorite things to do. Enjoying a Miller Lite made the deal all the sweeter.

This hand guided co workers as he climbed the ladder at Southwest International Trucks. He retired as Operations Manager in 2005 after leading a successful sales department for years. He and Carol were able to see many amazing places with Southwest.

His hand led Melanie down the aisle on April 28. 1990 to marry James (Randy) Moore. He welcomed their children Lauren (April 10, 1994) and Austin (July 10, 1998). Todd’s daughter Jennifer (February 25, 1998) and Brian’s daughter Emily (April 18, 2006) were loved by this hand and that love was extended to Brian’s new wife, Shana, when they married on July 11, 2018, adding another granddaughter, Bella, to the family circle.

After a lengthy struggle, dad changed addresses to a facility that could help with his care as his memory began to fade. His last few months left his hand idle but still would squeeze yours back.

On Sunday, January 23, 2022, at 9:30am he was reunited in Heaven with his memories, his parents, his sister Carol Ann and a host of aunts and uncles. Those left behind to miss his hand’s embrace are Carol, his wife of 56 years, Melanie (Randy), Todd, Brian (Shana). His grandchildren Lauren, Austin, Jennifer, Emily, and Bella. His sister Sue and husband Raymond Dragoo, son Mark, sister Annette Caffery, daughter Jean. Sherrie Stone, daughter of sister Carol Ann. His memory will be cherished by many other family and friends.

Visitation for Mr. Winters is scheduled for 2:00 - 4:00 PM Saturday, January 29, 2022 at Lowe-Gardner Funerals & Cremations.

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Saturday, January 29, 2022

2:00 - 4:00 pm (Central time)

Lowe-Gardner Funerals & Cremations

1102 E Goode St., Quitman, TX 75783

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