Eubank Cedar Creek Funeral Home & Memorial Park

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Mr. Charles "Chuck" Rion

March 29, 1940February 4, 2020
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Charles “Chuck” Rion was born on March 29, 1940 to parents Charles and Clatie (Perry) Rion in Waverly, TN and entered into eternal rest on February 4, 2020 in Tyler, TX. Chuck grew up in the woods of Waverly, he loved being out in nature and would often refer to himself as just a “Hillbilly from Tennessee”. Chuck was a loving man who had a personality that made him seem bigger than life. He had a kind and loving way about him but he could have a strong personality if needed. Chuck enjoyed water, nature and loved riding horses. Growing up Chuck developed his strong work ethic, at the age of nine he was snaking logs, working at sawmills and even ran moonshine with his father and uncle. When he left high school, he decided he would join the Army Reserves, which he did proudly. He was a “thrill seeker”; he loved fast cars and motorcycles. Chuck was a “shade tree” mechanic; he loved to build cars. He loved the Lord and his family; he enjoyed being a grandfather to his grandchildren who called him “Pops”. Chuck was a master electrician, he worked for Murr Electric who played an important part in his life and helped him become self-employed. He married Gay Hallmark on October 6, 1996 in Mesquite, TX and they spent 24 wonderful years together.

Chuck is preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and his grandson Rocky Granger.

He is survived by his loving wife Gay of Mabank, TX, daughter TJ West and husband Brian Jones of Kemp, TX, daughter Gale Redd and husband Wayne of Gun Barrel City, TX, daughter Alisha Miller and husband Benny of Greenville, TX, son Teddy Rion of Mesquite, TX, son Chris Rion of Crandall, TX, son Mark Delbridge of Miami, FL, son Jason Delbridge of Liles, TN, daughter Christy Gilley and husband Donnie of Centerville, TN, daughter Misty Wham and husband Aaron of Mildred, TX, son Joshua Montero and wife Kari of Okinawa, Japan, daughter Jennifer Rubio and husband Paolo of Heartland, TX, daughter Jessica Lasley and husband Matt of Heartland, TX, 26 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, sister Betty Lewis of Springhill, TN, sister Barbara Probst of New Era, MI, plus many half brothers and sisters and many more family members and life long friends.


  • Charles Samuell Rion and Clattie Mae Perry, Parents (deceased)
  • Rocky Granger, Grandson (deceased)
  • Gay Rion, Loving Wife
  • TJ West and Brian Jones, Daughter and Husband
  • Gale Redd and Wayne, Daughter and Husband
  • Alisha Miller and Benny, Daughter and Husband
  • Teddy Rion, Son
  • Chris Rion, Son
  • Mark Delbridge, Son
  • Jason Delbridge, Son
  • Christy Gilley and Donnie, Daughter and Husband
  • Misty Wham and Aaron, Daughter and Husband
  • Joshua Montero and Kari, Son and Wife
  • Jennifer Rubio and Paolo, Daughter and Husband
  • Jessica Lasley and Matt, Daughter and Husband
  • Betty Lewis, Sister
  • Barbara Probst, Sister
  • Charles Rion also leaves behind 26 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, plus many half brothers and sisters and many more family members and life long friends.

  • Teddy Rion, Pallbearer
  • Chris Rion, Pallbearer
  • Josh Montero, Pallbearer
  • Colby Rion, Pallbearer
  • Dakota Rion, Pallbearer
  • Gage Rion, Pallbearer


  • Visitation Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Funeral Service Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 8, 2020


Mr. Charles "Chuck" Rion

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William Emerson

February 8, 2020

I am very sad to hear about Uncle Chuck. Although it has been a long time since I last saw him, I remember Uncle Chuck being a happy-go-lucky guy. He was always smiling and seemed enthusiastic about everything. I feel remiss at not having had a chance to introduce him to my children.

Rest In Peace, Uncle.

Misty Wham

February 7, 2020

Misty Wham

February 7, 2020

Where do I start... Dad was a strong hard working man who was always playful and always provided. I remember so many memories. When we were kids we went camping, always went to the lake and oh man dad never knew a stranger.. he’d bounce from picnic tables talking to people while sharing watermelons and cutting up! We’d go down to the creek beds and jump off cliffs into blue holes and we just always had fun! One of my favorite memories was when dad let me drive the tractor maybe at the age of 7 and I nearly drove it in to the house because the steering wheel came off and remember Richard and dad chasing behind me to shut the engine off!! We laughed so hard! Dad taught all of us how to drive but in a way we’d never forget! Always in the fast cars lol! Mine was in his Red Camaro in the Mesquite Rodeo parking lot! I’ll never forget that he said get on it! And that’s how I learned to drive a stick shift! Dad was just an all around good loving but sometimes tough on ya kinda Dad! He impacted so many lives by his joyfulness and goofiness! I sure will miss him more than words could ever even be shared! Fly high dad and tell Rocky we will be seeing ya soon! Love always your Pepper!
P.S. Don’t worry dad I’ll take good care of your mule! And maybe someday I’ll have the guts to maybe ride her for ya!

Tricia West

February 6, 2020

Dad showed me how to drive a 5 stick to drive with them I'm his. Racer hearing the car changing the gears best driving love it dad you go with the angel no pain ride hi RIP. Love you dad. Your older t.j Tricia west

Karen Hounshell

February 6, 2020

We’ve only known Chuck for a short time but he had the most infectious loving spirit of anyone I’ve every met. Larry and him had an immediate bond due to their love of fast boats and cars. We will greatly miss him but know that he is waiting for us on the other side. Till we meet again our dear friend. Larry and Karen Hounshell.

MAlicia Ann rion #aka Alicia miller Rion #aka Stewart miller

February 6, 2020

This is my daddy ...he was a hard worker he loves his kid..he was a tough and strong dad...he lived life and fast cars and women....I didn't see eye to eye with my daddy he relly loved me but 10 years ago I forgave him...and we lived a happy life he was there when my grandson was born it was the 3 Rd great grand son ....he was there the min Charles was born...he cause him tator what a day and my daddy was there I'm so thankful ur my daddy ...love u daddy till we meet again..