Charles Clark

  • Born: September 15, 1943
  • Died: February 24, 2019
  • Location: Austin, Texas

Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home North

3125 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78705
Tel. (512) 452-8811

Tribute & Message From The Family

Charles R. Clark of Austin, Texas, died on Sunday, February 24, 2019. He was 75. Charles was born on September 15, 1943, in Waco, Texas. He grew up in McGregor, Texas, graduating from McGregor High School and later earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin. Charles worked in the flooring business for a number of years and finished his working days with ACS Data Line as a materials manager.

Charles was deeply committed to the recovery community in Austin. He served on the board of the Suburban Alcoholic Foundation for several terms, worked with many people in recovery, and was a dedicated member of the Northland Group of Alcoholics Anonymous. He was an intelligent, kind, and caring man, albeit somewhat private in his nature. He wasn't afraid to speak his mind and take risks in talking to people when he thought it would help them.

Charles raised his stepdaughters as his own and was a loving, excellent father. He is remembered by them for rescuing a number of pets and particularly loved cats.

Charles is preceded in death by his grandchild, Claire Wineland of Santa Monica, California, in 2018 due to complications of cystic fibrosis.

Charles is survived by his stepdaughters, Leslie Anderson Russell of San Marcos, Texas, and Melissa J. Yeager of Garden Grove, California, as well as five grandchildren, Beverly Boydston of New Jersey, Sarah Jane Anderson of Austin,Aidan Anderson of San Marcos, Elliott Anderson also of San Marcos, and Ellie Nordquist of Garden Grove.

Charles is also survived by his nephews, Mike O'Bannon of Whitney, Texas, Gary O'Bannon of Huntsville, Texas, Richard O'Bannon of Point Bank, Texas, several other nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews, other family members and a host of friends.

A Celebration of Charles's life will be held at 1:00 PM on Sunday, March 10, 2019, at Weed-Corley-Fish Funeral Home, 3125 North Lamar Blvd, Austin, 78705.

Contributions in Charles's memory may be made to Claire's Place Foundation for Cystic Fibrosis, 2110 Artesia Blvd, Box 819, Redondo Beach, California 90278, Austin Animal Center, 7201 Levander Loop, Bldg. A, Austin, 78702, or Suburban Alcoholic Foundation, 2809 Northland Drive, Austin, 78757.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Remembering your gentle good humor and ready smile during the season of famous Christmas parties. If you didn't ever play Santa for the children (can't remember!), you could have!

Posted by Bonnie Watkins - Austin, TX 78758, TX - Family Friend   March 12, 2019

Dear Charles, as you used to say, "I'm a preacher not a teacher." And that you were my friend. As my Sponsor you showed such selfless compassion and shared your personal experiences which made everything real and intimate. How lucky I am to have had something that makes saying goodbye so difficult. How grateful I feel to have shared precious time with you. How glad I am to know that your memories with last until we meet again.

Posted by John Young - Cedar Park, TX - student   March 09, 2019

Posted by Bobby & Sue Kattness - Georgetown, TX   March 09, 2019

Sending love to you Chas from Kathy, Stacey, Corrina and yours truly. I always enjoyed your company.

Posted by Howard Kalish - Austin, TX - Family Friend   March 07, 2019

Chas, thank you for helping me raise my daughters; there were some very hard times but also some very good times. You were a tender soul and I see you winging your way Home on your glorious and triumphant journey. Well done. xxoo Bree

Posted by Bree Benson - Smithville, TX - Family   March 07, 2019

Charles - I'm not sure you ever knew how much you helped me when I first came to Northland in 2001. Your gentle nature, encouragement, and love kept me going during the tough times. I knew when I went to Northland on certain days you would be there, as always ready to help anyone. I will miss you my friend.

Posted by John Meroney - austin, TX - Friend   March 06, 2019

Charles - your peaceful, loving presence always touched our hearts every time we saw you. We will always be grateful for your loving friendship. We love you Steve and Kathie

Posted by Steve Hamman - Lago Vista, TX - Friend   March 05, 2019

Goodnight, sweet Prince, goodnight. May flights of angels attend thee to thy rest. David Smith

Posted by David Smith - Austin, TX - Friend   March 03, 2019

Charles, I miss you already. You helped me in so many ways to become and remain a sober person. You gave me hope for the future and always added joy and peace to my life when we saw each other.

Posted by George Pryor - Austin, TX - Friend   March 03, 2019

I will miss Charles very much. He was a true friend. Honest, kind, loving. A piece of him will always be with me.

Posted by Jim Hornig - TX - Friend   February 28, 2019

I worked with Mr. C as we called him for a few years prior to his retirement. I will always remember his sense of humor and the kindness he displayed to me as a new employee. My deepest sympathies to Mr. Clark's family during this time.

Posted by Luke Lamb - Austin, TX - coworker   February 27, 2019

Grace's baptism...Sept 19, 1992. Charles was her God father.
He was a friend for my entire adult life... a member in good standing, (which would be most important to him) and kind, so very kind. We were blessed to have him in our lives. I will loved him, appreciated him and will miss him.

Posted by Laura Butler-Smith - Johnson City, TX   February 27, 2019

Charles how can a person express in words what an honorable human being you were. I know that you always treated me with kindness and brotherly love. Over the numerous decades I had the honor of knowing you I witnessed you treat everyone you came in contact with the same way. I am so glad that a friend posted that Photo of you and Terry side by side. As another person mentioned Terry was probably waiting as you crossed over waiting to give you one or more like a 100 of his famous bear hugs that just squeezed his love into everyone who was fortunate enough to get one. I am such a skinny little rascal that Ihad to checked for broken bones after one of them but all I felt was love. That was something both of you shared, making people feel and know that they were loved. Well my friend I hope you can feel how much you were and always will be loved! Rest easy My friend. Now you and Terry go sit nd have a cup of coffee and catch up and remanence on all the good times you had together on this Earth and be filled with Joy that two friend are together forever with all those that went before each of you. In the Love of the fellowship, Tim Shockley

Posted by Tim Shockley - Austin, TX - Friend   February 27, 2019

Charles, I miss you so much buddy. You were a pillar in my sobriety, a father figure, and most importantly, a friend. Everything that I have gained in my life in the last two and a half years, everything that I am proud of today, is a direct result of your guidance and love. I will forever be indebted to what you have so selflessly given me. I love you buddy and I miss you. Im sorry we didnt get to chat one more time.

Posted by Dominic McFadin - Austin, TX - friend   February 27, 2019

Charles, I love you! You are now understanding practicing the presence of God! You were such a gentle and loving friend! There will be a distinct void when I walk into Northland.♥♥♥

Posted by Msrgie Keith - Mason, TX - Friend   February 27, 2019

R.I.P. Old Friend. Went to school with Charles, worked for his Bro-in-Law, and my Mom lived next door to his Mom on 11th St. Sorry to see another old schoolmate pass on - RIP Charley!

Posted by Tommy Burns - Red Rock, TX - Friend   February 27, 2019

Charles with Terry Bonds Dec 2010

Posted by Karen Reed - Georgetown, TX - Friend   February 27, 2019

My Charles. That's what I called you. We went through so much over the years, and how I so enjoyed watching you become the man you became. I can only bet that when you crossed that bridge Sunday morning, that Terry Bonds was there for you with a big old bear hug, and probably said something like "Bout time! I've been waiting for you." Sunday mornings will never be the same. I will miss you dear friend.

Melissa, know that Charles talked of you and the grandkids a lot, and how he beamed with pride and gratitude at the relationship he had with you. He loved you all so much! Peace and comfort to you during this time.

Posted by "Baby Karen" Reed - Georgetown, TX - Friend   February 27, 2019

Thank you for being a friend Charles. Your Book of Life of Life is filled with Love and Service. I can't even imagine the hug Terry Bonds greeted you with! Until we meet again Amigo.

Posted by Craig Keith - Mason, TX   February 26, 2019

Thank you to everyone helping us put the service together for my father. He was such a beautiful, warm and loving father and grandfather. We will miss him so very much.

Posted by Melissa Yeager - West Garden Grove, CA - Daughter   February 26, 2019

You are already missed my friend..I am shocked & saddened to hear this news and my prayers are with your family during this devasting time...

Posted by Mark Alley - Georgetown, TX - Friend   February 26, 2019

I sat across from Charles in one of my senior year classes. He sort of had that big brother protective attitude with me. Wish I had listened to him about a certain Waco person I was dating. I just hate to see this. My deepest condolence to his family. Gone but not forgotten! (Sandra Green)

Posted by Sandra Burt - Lubbock, TX   February 26, 2019

He was a good man, a friend to many, and inspiration to me

Posted by Tom Christie - Austin, TX - Friend   February 26, 2019

Rest in Peace Charles old friend.

Posted by Mary (Wilson) McEvers - Arlington, TX - Friend   February 26, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are for Charles' family. I've known him since high school and he was a really sweet guy. RIP Charlie!

Posted by Shirley Z. Lassetter - College Station,, TX - Friend   February 26, 2019

CCHHAARRRLLES!!! I will treasure my memories with you and missing you does not adequately describe what the emotional loss means to me. Your smile and shoulder squeezes and weekly "Don't Screw This Up" messages will be my lifelong pursuit in honor of your legacy. I claim my seat for you sir. Your Fellow Classmate of 1990!

Posted by Dana Barnes - Georgetown, TX - Friend   February 26, 2019

I will miss you, my good friend. Thanks for being a great friend and confidante.

Posted by Jim Schutz - Austin, TX - friend   February 26, 2019

Family Album

Community Photos

My dad, sharing a sweet moment before walking me down the aisle 2 years ago.
Charles with Terry Bonds Dec 2010
Grace's baptism...Sept 19, 1992. Charles was her God father. He was a friend for my entire adult life... a member in good standing, (which would be most important to him) and kind, so very kind. We were blessed to have him in our lives. I will loved him, appreciated him and will miss him.
Grandpa Charles with almost all the kids around him. A fantastic, loving grandpa 💕
Giving me away to my new husband Brett. 3/4/17 So honored he was able to be here with us.
Ellie and Claire giving Grandpa Chas some love 💕💕