In Memory

Charles J. Neighbors

Charles J. Neighbors

I want all our classmates that have gone on before us to have a rose by their name in the profile list so I am adding this to all of them.  dc

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11/11/08 08:09 PM #1    

David Cates

Charley, Glenn D., Glenn Y. and I ran around together a lot during Jr. High.
Charley was a great Preacher in Nacogdoches. He and his wife Cathy where killed in a car crash on their way to Houston.
They had two children that were adopted by Charley's sister and her husband.

11/28/08 02:07 AM #2    

William Harold Martin

Charles Jethro Neighbors- Where do you start with Charlie. He was an original Rattlesnake, for those of you who remember. He coined the Ramey Rattlesnake fight song. I t went like this: " Listen my children and you shall hear about the midnight ride of Paul Revere, riding up the streets shouting Rattlesnakes Rattlesnakes can't be beat." When dad gathered us for our first flag football practice Chalie already had our name picked and convinced the rest of us as well.

Charlie was a good student, and very smart. His dad passed away while he was young and his mother passed a few years ago. He had two children. His son is a tall handsome young man who had a great career as a quarterback at Robert E Lee High School in Tyler. His daughter was a friend of my daughter and is a teacher, homemaker and mother. Charlie and Cathy would be so proud of them.

Charlie was a good friend.

Harold Martin

11/28/08 01:13 PM #3    

Butch Wills

Charlie was my friend from when we were in diapers in the nursery at Calvary Baptist Church, through Sunday School, and High School. My Kathy and his Cathy were friends in school also. As Harold said he was a great person and a great student, both in school and in Church. He grew up and became a preacher and well, I didn't. I will always remember Charlie as a good friend and man with a true Christ like attitude. I was sadden when I attended his and Cathy's funeral and am sadden to remember them now. It is great to hear that their children have grown and become so productive.

Butch Wills

12/07/08 10:35 PM #4    

James Beard

What a great guy Charlie was. He was one of those that everyone liked and someone you respected for being so strong in his faith. It's a real tragedy when someone like Charlie is taken from this life. He and Cathy were a perfect pair and had begun quite a life together.

Charlie's sister, Charlotte, and her Husband, Donnie Gentry took in Charlie and Cathy's children after the accident. They, along with Charotte and Donnie's two natural children were raised as brothers and sisters and they have all turned out to be great folks with families of their own now.

I have a connection to all of them as Charotte and Donnie's son, Chad is married to my daughter, Tennille. They now have a son, Grant. I think of Charlie often, especially when I see his family.

04/29/09 08:43 PM #5    

Glenn R. Duncan

Everything that has been said about Charlie is right on. He and I were close friends, particularly in Jr.High and early high school.Charlie got his drivers license before me or at least a license to drive a motorcycle. I guess his was more of a scooter, but it sure was fun until we went off road near Garden Valley Rd and Hawthorn. We thought we could handle the dirt/gravel tails with both of us riding together. To this day I still have a scar on my hand where the sand and rocks took us down.Every time I see that scar I think of Charlie. Those are good memories along with riding along the 2 lane Loop 323 in front of John Tyler when it was under construction.

I miss Charlie. He was a fine person.

08/17/09 04:58 PM #6    

J. Mark Loftin

Charlie was a great friend! A natural born leader.

Mark Loftin

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