Charles Edward Haltom
January 3, 1929 – January 11, 2021
Charles Edward Haltom - Born January 3, 1929 in Bells, Tennessee to Lee and Elva Haltom. He was the 5th of 6 children. He lived his early years in Tennessee before moving to Texas with his sister Martha and her husband Lamar, after high school. Although he spent 4 years in Georgia, he always considered himself a Texas and that is where he spent most of his life.
Charles was a Navy veteran from 1951 to 1954 and served aboard the Yancey during the Korean war. He was a member of the Methodist church but spoke religion philosophies with many faiths.
Charles married Dorothy Jenkins on April 30, 1955 in Pasadena, Texas. They had 3 children -Scott, Charlotte, and Paula. Of his birth family, he was the last man standing. He talked about that often. He had two great loves, his wife of 47 years and fishing.
Charles is preceded in death by his parents Lee and Elva Haltom; wife Dorothy Haltom; son Scott Haltom; brothers Lee and David; sisters Martha, Frances, and Zepha; and several half brothers and sisters from his father's first marriage.
He is survived by daughters Charlotte and husband Rick and Paula and husband Pat; grandchildren Christopher, Keri, Alan, Jaqui, Casee, Kelli, Mary, and Ryan; 17 great grandchildren and 5 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would also like to acknowledge his friend Bambi and all of his buddies at the LaPorte pier. It was his happy place here on earth.
Charles was stubborn, feisty, loved to talk and could pack a car like nobody you ever saw before. He could fit a truckload of boxes and suitcases in the trunk of a Pontiac Catalina!
"A Fathers legacy is not riches, possessions, or worldly goods of any kind. It is the way he lived, the lives he touched, the promises he kept. It is the kind of man he was"
Thursday, January 14, 2021