Charles Wagstaff, Sr.

Charles Gleed Wagstaff, 84, of Garland, Texas, died peacefully on Thursday, March 7, 2013, in a Richardson, Texas care facility. A public graveside service will be held on Saturday March 30, at 11 a.m., at Oak Hill Cemetery.  A reception will follow at the Adams Alumni Center on the K.U. campus.  

Charles was born on April 4, 1928 in Lawrence, Kansas. He was the youngest child of Richard H. and Joanna G. Wagstaff, and grew up in Lawrence.

He received a B.S. degree from the University of Kansas, where he was a member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.

Charles married his childhood sweetheart, Nancy Van Bebber of Lawrence on September 23, 1950.

He served in Korea in the U.S. Army. Charles and Nancy lived in Emporia for several years before settling in Topeka, where Charles work as a buyer for Pellitier’s Department Store. They later moved to the Dallas, Texas area, where he was a sales rep for several clothing lines.

Charles was preceded in death by his wife Nancy, who passed away on November 10, 2006.

They are survived by their three sons, Chuck, Jr., of Garland, TX, Tim and his wife Tami, of Andover, KS, and Tom and his wife Cindy, of Castle Rock, CO; and their sister-in-law, Harriett Van Bebber, of Wichita. Also surviving are their four grandchildren, Suzie, Tyler, Taylor, and Reed Wagstaff, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to VITAS Hospice, the Sigma Chi / Alpha Xi chapter scholarship fund, or a charity of your choice and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.


6 Condolences

  1. Dolores Baker on March 8, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    I am very sorry for your loss. Precious memories will lessen to pain and make you smile in the days ahead. Jesus promises that soon he will resurrect our loved ones who have fallen in death. (John 5:28-29) My prayers are that you will find comfort in the hope of a resurrection.

  2. Scott Halsey on March 15, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Sorry to hear the loss of your your dad. I know that this can be a hard time, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Les & Linda Goering on March 15, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Chuck – You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Les lost his dad a couple months ago also. Thinking about the good times of years gone by.

  4. Heath and Kathleen Dugan on March 16, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. My wife and I had the privilege of getting to spend quite a bit of time with Chuck over the past several months at Atria Senior Living facility in Richardson, Texas, and he was an absolute joy to spend time with.

    I always told Chuck what a light he was to the people around him. It was such a blessing knowing him, and I’m sure he blessed the lives of countless others as well.

    Please know that the whole Wagstaff family is in our prayers. God bless you all.

  5. Chuck Wagstaff on April 5, 2013 at 9:52 am

    Thank you all for the kind words about our Dad. We will miss him, but he is in a better place, and is together with Mom again.

  6. Chuck Wagstaff on April 5, 2013 at 9:54 am

    Thank you all for the kind words about our Dad. We will miss him, but he is in a better place, and is together with Mom again.

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