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Obituary for Charles Fred Weise Sr.

Charles Fred Weise, Sr., also known as Shug, Dad, Daddy, Pap-paw, Chief, Charlie, Bosch, or Brother was born in Fairchilds, Texas, on December 8, 1933 to William Edward Weise and Evelyn Rogge Weise. When Charles and his brother, O.C., were small boys, Mildred Mager Weise, became the boys’ step-mother. Brother, Edward, and sister, Cathy, joined the family several years later. Charles passed away on June 17, 2021, in Luling, Texas.

Charles played football and graduated from Lockhart High School in 1952. He worked as an automobile mechanic when he and Ora Etta Smith met in 1952. They were married for over 67 years. During their marriage they lived outside of Luling for only three years, when Charles worked for Alcoa Aluminum Company in Rockdale. The young family moved back to Luling in 1958. Charles was an oil field gauger and superintendent for Coffield Pipeline Company for over 18 years. After that he worked off-shore as a contracted inspector for United Gas Company, beginning as a utility inspector, then a welding inspector, and then chief inspector. After retirement he began to raise vegetables; he began gardening at the Luling Foundation Farm during the 1990’s until the spring of 2020.

During their marriage Charles and Etta enjoyed seeing their children participate in football, basketball, track, and band in the Luling School District. After their children were grown, they started all over again, watching their grandchildren participate in football, basketball, baseball, softball, band, cheerleading, and volleyball in Luling also.

Charles was an avid fisherman and hunter. He gave many fish-fries for his church, friends, and family. Charles was a 50-year lifetime mason and a 32nd degree Scottish Rite member. Charles was a member of the First Presbyterian Church.

Charles is survived by his wife, Ora Etta; children: Fred, John, David, Sandy and husband, Coy, all of Luling; grandchildren: Brian and wife, Tara, Lindsey and husband, Ralf, Edie and husband, Adam, and Valerie and husband, Skylar. Great-grandchildren are: Kaileigh, Kennedie, Elle, John Brian, Olivia, and William Scott; step-mother, Mildred Weise, brother, Edward and wife, Peggy, and sister, Cathy and husband, Dennis.

Pallbearers are: Robert Clary, Kenneth Larison, Dr. Gery Moczygemba, Jason Dredla, Rusty Horne, and Joey Canning.

Memorials may be given to The First Presbyterian Church, P. O. Box 531, Luling, Texas 78648

Services under the direction of O'Bannon Funeral Home