Charles Machala IV

July 6, 1980November 2, 2018
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Charles Frank Machala IV passed away November 2, 2018 in Dallas, Texas after a long and brutal bout with esophageal cancer. All funeral services will be held at Calvary Hill Funeral Home, 3235 Lombardy Lane, Dallas, Texas on November 10, 2018 with visitation at 9 A.M., a Catholic mass at 10 A.M. and graveside Services at 11 A.M.

Charles was born July 6, 1980 in Dallas to Chuck and Cindy Machala. Chuck raised him as a single father with much help from family members. Charles admired his dad for that and appreciated what Chuck had done for him. He had a happy childhood and loved his dad, grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins dearly.

Charles graduated from Plano Senior High in 1998. He married the love of his life, Wenhsing Cheng, on Jan.11, 2011, after nearly seven years of dating. He worked in the services industry for most of his adult life because he liked helping people. He was kind-hearted, thoughtful and understanding and was often called a good Samaritan from helping strangers. He would spend hours or days researching a topic from all angles. He was patient and easy-going and had a good sense of humor. He was kind, loyal and faithful. He could be a true friend.

He enjoyed cooking and Wenhsing loved what he cooked. For recreation he liked watching good movies, Formula 1, moto GP racing, football, soccer and golf. His favorite college team was Texas A&M, a trait he picked up from his grandfather. He loved the outdoors and liked playing golf and fishing.

Charles touched the lives of many who knew his kindness and caring personality. He was a joy to know and will be missed very much by his family and friends.


  • Visitation Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Catholic Funeral Mass Saturday, November 10, 2018
  • Committal Saturday, November 10, 2018

Charles Machala IV

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Kevin Larson

November 9, 2018

Charles was a great friend. He was the kindest person I’ve ever known. Just one example of many times he was there for me is when I asked if he wanted to go to Los Angeles with me to move my mother in law to Texas, He said yes without hesitation. That’s the kind of guy he was. He was a great friend and will be dearly missed.

Helen Machala

November 6, 2018

Dear Wenshing and Chuck,

I am so sorry that we have lost Charles. Our family loved him so much. Charles was so loving, gentle and compassionate,
qualities that made him so special.
We have so many precious memories to help get through this sad time. He loved spending time with us and we are all better for having that time with him.
As we always told him, “You are our favorite grandson”.

God bless you both,

Katherine Reed Thornberry

November 5, 2018

Chuck, please accept our heartfelt condolences and prayers for comfort and strength to uphold you and yours at this time of great loss.
To us, Charles was the little blonde 2nd grader next door and the boys' first friend in The Village apts. Charles was an engaging, brilliant, funny and well-behaved boy. There were lots of sleep overs; they played Atari incessantly and spent many afternoons fishing things out of the creek. Charles hated my lasagna but loved my Dustbuster. He loved it so much he asked for one for Christmas. Charles will always be that little blonde boy next door who was such an huge part of happy boyhood years. Rest in peace dear one.
Love, Clint, Aaron and Katherine Reed


Charles and Wenshing
Christmas 2014