Charles Franklin Wells
November 23, 1959 – April 11, 2019
Charles Wells passed away peacefully on April 11, 2019 at the age of 59 at his home in Austin after a courageous battle with cancer. Charles was born in Georgetown, Texas to Naomi Gillum Plant and Frank Wells on November 23, 1959. He is preceded in death by his parents, and brother, Morris.
Charles left behind his loving wife, Missey Wells, and children John Wells, Sean Hanna and wife Stephanie, Brittany Wells, Jordyn Wells, and Allie Wells. He was adored and will be missed by 5 grandchildren, Katlyn, Roy, and Trinity Wells, Rose and Kristian Maldonado, nieces Tori and Tiffany Clark and nephew, Beau Mercer and wife Deanne.
Charles graduated from Crockett High School in 1978 and 1983 from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Science degree. Charles owned The Incredible Flying Pizza, Piñatas, Margaritas to Go, and The Brazen Bean. For the past 23 years, Charles was the owner of G & M Catering. His employees will remember him as a dedicated, hardworking and a generous employer who respected each of them. Charles’ business partners will remember his strong work ethic.
In his spare time, Charles enjoyed golfing, restoring a 67 Mustang and watching his thoroughbreds race. His favorite place to be was on the deck of his beach house in Rockport, TX and never missed an opportunity to go fishing on his boat. He was an avid Texas Longhorn and Astros fan and loved attending their games. Besides traveling to ballparks, he traveled to Las Vegas, Kentucky for the Derby, Virginia, Turks and Caicos and New York to visit his daughter. Charles always had an amusing story or humorous joke to tell. He was a friend to everyone and his generous spirit, infectious personality, quick wit, and boisterous laugh will be greatly missed. A visitation with the family and celebration of Charles’ life will be held on Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar, with services immediately following. Contributions in Charles’ memory may be made to American Cancer Society, Coastal Conservation Association Texas, or a charity of your choice.
- Visitation Thursday, April 18, 2019
- Memorial Service Thursday, April 18, 2019
Charles Franklin Wells
April 18, 2019
Charles was to me a wonderful friend! We did so many life adventures together, I love him dearly! His spirit lives on in his children, each one of them unique and loved so much by him! His wife Missy was his savior especially in the last of his time with us.
I have been Celebrating his life with my Lord and Savior and praising him for taking him in his pain and suffering.
I truly believe that we will be together again, sharing stories and professing our love for life. He made mine so much better.
I will miss you Charles Well but as in John
“ I have spoken these words to you, . There will be tribulation ~
But take rest, for I have overcome the world”
Live on Moose hunter, Gods speed my friend.
April 17, 2019
Charles was like family to me. I was around him and his Mother, Naomi and a beautiful church family from early in my life. Charles never failed to acknowledge me and others in church.. he had an infectious smile, he told the best jokes. It was heartbreaking when his Mother died and it hurt me that Charles had to go through that. Then, later on, i realized that we all lose husbands, wives, brothers, mothers and life continues as we find others who love us and live close to us. I hadn not seen Charles in years. Its been 21 years since i left Austin, but i thought of him and his family and so many i knew then. Charles always shined, smiled and embraced his friends and family. Im so thankful to God that i had an opportunity in this life to know "Frankie" as we called him when we were young and approaching our teen years. Charles had a beautiful wife and family and i want them all to know im praying that the spirit of God will continue to flow in your lives, providing that "Amazing Grace" that we need to walk through this world and experience these sad episodes in life.
April 17, 2019
What a wonderful boss, and person. I remember one year attending Easter services with him and his family what a special time for me. I will enjoy memories and miss him dearly.
April 15, 2019
I grew up the summers with Charles and Mike. I always knew him as "Frankie" and I would call him that everytime I saw him as he was older. He said it was okay to call him Frankie. When I would stay the summers with my Aunt ("Auntie") and her husband, Uncle Morris (Charles's older brother) these two boys were always playing together and having fun. They are together again and I'm sure laughing and embracing each other. Rest in Peace Charles. I will always remember the fun we had growing up together with all you and all your
April 14, 2019
My family lived right next door to Charles and his family. It was 1994 and both of us had just built new homes in Circle C. We had just moved from Plano to Austin. Our kids played at each other’s house a lot.
I especially remember every Christmas Eve when Charles and I would both be out in our garages putting together last minute toys for Christmas. (We could hear each other screaming trying to understand the directions.)
I also remember (vaguely) the Block party we had right in front of our houses. We got all the kids in bed around midnight, the wife’s around 1 am - then Charles got his Margarita Machine. Charles and I were the last two Dads to go home, and as I recall it was about 4 am. Charles was a great guy and liked to have fun!