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Shannon Rufe Snow Drive Funeral Chapel

6001 Rufe Snow Drive, Fort Worth, TX

OBITUARY

Charles B. Mecaskey

December 24, 1924June 21, 2020
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Mr. Charles B. Mecaskey, 95, of North Richland Hills, Texas was called to his heavenly home on June 21, 2020.

The family will receive friends during visitation on Thursday, July 2, 2020 from 10am to 12pm at Shannon Rufe Snow Funeral Chapel. A Graveside Committal Service will follow at 2:30p.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Decatur, Texas.

Charles was born in Lewisville, Texas to parents Finis C. Mecaskey and Ina Mae Martin Mecaskey on December 24, 1924. Their family moved to the Decatur area soon after, where he grew up. Charles proudly served his country from 1944 to 1946 in the United States Navy.

He met his beloved wife, Imogene Simmons, at a young age on a double blind date. Though they were not on a date with one another, Charles knew that Imogene was truly who he wanted to be with, and so their love story began. They married June 3, 1947 and welcomed daughters, Charlotte and Cheryl. Charles had a strong work ethic that showed from an early age, and worked as an employee of Armors, the US Postal Service, and various others, before starting a longtime career at General Motors in Arlington, Texas in 1954, and retiring in August 1984 after 30 years of dedication.

Charles, who always had a desire for advancement, then obtained his real estate license and began his own business, CIM Builders Inc., as a custom home builder in 1984. His goal of achieving perfection showed day to day in his building projects until his retirement in 1990. His integrity, honesty, and no non-sense way of handling business showed in what he offered his customers.

In his down time, Charles could be found enjoying some time fishing and hunting, or enjoying some time watching NASCAR races or wrestling. He most particularly enjoyed traveling with his family, and had been to many beautiful locations around the world with his beloved wife.

Most importantly, Charles was a man of faith. He was a longtime member of St. Phillip Presbyterian Church. He was always generous with his time in organizations that were meaningful. Charles was a proud Mason for more than 63 years, and also joined the Moslah Shrine as a founding member in the Car-Vettes Unit, and the Fort Worth Scottish Rite as a charter member.

Charles, a devoted husband, loving father, and caring grandfather and friend will be dearly missed. Left to cherish Charles memory is his wife of 73 years, Imogene Simmons Mecaskey; brother, Jerry Mecaskey; daughters, Charlotte Netherey and husband, Michael, and Cheryl Embry and husband, Joel, and granddaughter Patricia Embry; grandson Gasten Schoonover, wife, Carolyn, and one great-granddaughter; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Finis and Ina Mae Mecaskey and his brother Jimmy.

In lieu of flowers, Memorial Gifts may be made in Charles' honor to the Scottish Rite Children's Hospital of Dallas.

  • FAMILY

  • Imogene Simmons Mecaskey, Wife
  • Jerry Mecaskey, Brother
  • Charlotte Netherey (Michael), Daughter
  • Cheryl Embry (Joel), Daughter
  • Patricia Embry, Granddaughter
  • Gasten Schoonover (Carolyn), Grandson
  • Charles is also survived byone great-granddaughter, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Finis and Ina Mae Mecaskey and his brother Jimmy.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, July 2, 2020

Memories

Charles B. Mecaskey

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Marlyn Hope

July 2, 2020

I met Charlie and IMO in China. It was the best part of the trip and the trip was amazing. I fell in love with them and stayed in contact through the years. I visited, they visited. I’m from California and that didn’t stop us from remaining friends.
They are one of my dearest and loved friends. I will miss Charlie very much. He was so sweet and so wise and so lovable. God Bless you IMO for giving him such a wonderful love.🙏🏻🙏🏻❤️

Virginia Read

June 30, 2020

Jack and I will miss our Charlie so much. I have many memories of things we did together. One I’ll never forget. Camping on an island at Possum Kingdom Lake. Charlie never forgot any old events. He could tell you all about them. He lived a full life and it was time to go. Rest In Peace. Love Jack and Jinks

Jesse Pierrard

June 28, 2020

I was saddened to read this morning of Charlie's death. Charlie was always a very pleasant gentleman with whom to visit.

Imogene and all the family: please know you are in my prayers and thoughts. May his memory be a blessing to you all.

Scott Mecaskey

June 27, 2020

All I can say is it must be fate that I happened to Google my dad's name this morning (Jimmy R Mecaskey) as I was trying to retrieve some family information for my youngest son. It was then that I found my dad's name then noticed that the name directly below was that of Uncle Charles and I was instantly saddened. I'm ashamed to admit that I dont remember the last time I even saw he and Aunt Imogene, or Charlotte & Cheryl but I am sure all my memories were fond ones. I also remember Uncle Charles was a man of very few words but as a young boy each time we would visit their house my mind was always on one thing...and it was that one day when we showed up I was going to be able to talk Charles into letting me drive that damned elusive little car in his garage...lol. My heart and prayers go out to all the family and friends who loved my Uncle Charles. Scott Mecaskey

Jim Read

June 27, 2020

Uncle Charlie was always direct and to the point when he was around us. until it came to my daughters. He really liked them and for some reason they immediately took to him. Any time he visited, they would come running to him and enjoyed being held and the way he talked to them. He will be missed by all of us.

Hollie Lancarte

June 27, 2020

As a casual observer —-one might think he was a gruff unsocial type, which gives credit to “don’t judge a book by its cover.” Uncle Charlie was a sweet soul who loved being with family and friends and he will be missed at future gatherings. Thankful for great memories.

Dixie Lard -Cruse

June 26, 2020

Imo,so sorry for your loss. You and Charlie had a very interesting and busy life! What a record of long marriage!
RIP Charlie.

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