Charles Caffrey died peacefully in his sleep on September 29, 2021, at the age of 84. Charles arrived in this world on December 14, 1936 in Temple, TX as the eldest son of Leroy H. and Margaret (Wyatt) Caffrey.
At Temple High School, Charles excelled in sports and was selected to the All-State Football team. He went on to play offense and defense positions for the University of Houston, graduating with a degree in History & Education in 1960. He married his college sweetheart, Barbara Mathews in June 1961.
After graduation, Charles started his career as a High School history teacher and football coach. He joined Montgomery Ward and succeeded in retail sales management before retiring to East Texas.
Charles loved history and felt the best way to learn it was by traveling. Spending time in the mountains, fishing and hunting held a special place in his heart. Later in life, he became an avid wood carver. Throughout his life, Charles always looked for ways to laugh, joke and serve. While not serving in the military, Charles loved God and Country and proudly supported the USA both at home and while traveling abroad.
Charles is predeceased by his parents, Leroy & Margaret (Wyatt) Caffrey of Temple, TX and his brother and sister-in-law, Raymond & Barbara (Spears) Caffrey of Belton, TX. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Barbara (Mathews) Caffrey of Newnan, GA, his son & daughter-in-law, Scott & Rebecca (Brimer) Caffrey of Katy, TX, his daughter and son-in-law, Steve & Caren (Caffrey) Moran, grandchildren, Robert & Ashton (Caffrey) Lewis of Houston, TX and Brett & Alisha (Caffrey) Sebastian and great grandson, Caffrey A Sebastian of Houston, TX as well as many cousins, nieces & nephews. He will be remembered as a strong man of faith, family and service.
A memorial service will be held for Charles at 11:00 AM Saturday, October 9 at All Saints Anglican Church, 149 Ebenezer Rd., Fayetteville, GA 30215 with a reception to follow. Charles will rest eternal among the bluebonnets in his beloved Texas.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to All Saints Anglican Church.
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