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Charles Stricker

August 9, 1959 — August 25, 2021

Charles Howard Stricker, 62, of Bandera, passed away on August 25, 2021, in Kerrville, Texas. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, to Adolph Julius Stricker and Harriett Inez Buck on August 9, 1959. Born to loving parents, Charles was the youngest of 14 children. As the story goes, ''Husky Lusky No. 14'' ran in the newspaper the morning after he was born, letting his older siblings know that the newest member of the family had arrived. Charles was raised in Bandera, was a proud member of the FFA and graduated in the Bandera High School Class of 1978. He then studied at Texas State Technical Institute in Waco from 1977 to 1980. Charles took an interest in welding at the age of three, when he picked up a welding stinger in the shop while his dad went to answer the phone. He became a talented craftsman and welder and ran the family welding and supply business on 13th Street for many years. He took pride in repairing things to a state better than new. Charles rarely went anywhere without running into someone he knew and would have given the shirt off his back to anyone who needed it. He could talk to anyone and was known for his story-telling and dancing. Charles was a devoted father who loved his four children dearly. He never missed a game or practice, and enjoyed taking his kids hunting and fishing. Charles loved raising labrador retrievers and training them to do tricks such as climbing ladders and opening toolboxes. He could often be found driving around Bandera in a golf cart with his ''grand-dog'' Ruger in the passenger seat. Charles is preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Harriett; five siblings, Annie Katherine Ellis, Preston Mathias (infant), Alice May (infant), Linden Rhea, and Walter Edward. He is survived by his four children, Clayton Howard, Cassandra Ann, Cody Charles and Curtis James; and eight siblings, Adolph Julius, Jr. (Tara), Rose Mary Parker, Harriett Inez Timmons (Bruce), Laura Jane Pichot (Dennis, deceased), William Lee (Billie, deceased), Deborah Fay Sutton (James), Janet Gaye Evans (Mike) and Lou Ellen Varner (Donald); and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held for Charles at Ridin' the River Cowboy Fellowship in Bandera on Saturday, October 2, at 3 p.m. The family invites you to send condolences and share stories about Charles at www.grimesfuneralchapels.com. Sign Guestbook>> 10 Condolence(s) Patricia voigt Meneley San antonio, TX Friday, September 3, 2021 So sorry for your loss Sid and Joy Mazurek Bandera, TX Tuesday, August 31, 2021 Sending our love and prayers - we are so sorry for your loses. Bob Canales Bandera, TX Saturday, August 28, 2021 My deepest condolences! Charlie was a great person and a great friend. We are so sad he passed away so young. We will be praying for the family. Vickie Nickel Boerne, TX Saturday, August 28, 2021 All of you have our deepest sympathy. May all you happy memories bring you comfort in the days ahead. Charlie built our cattle pens many years ago. Love, hugs and blessings to you all. Vickie and Ken Jim and Debbie Chastain and family Bandera, TX Saturday, August 28, 2021 Dear Clayton and family, We are so sorry to hear about Charlie. He was always willing to help, smiling and telling stories. We've enjoyed knowing him since our teenage years. He will be missed greatly. You will all be in our thoughts and prayers, Jim and Debbie Chastain and family Harrieth Stewart Bandera, TX Saturday, August 28, 2021 The beloved memory of Charlie will forever be dear. A goodhearted man with so many stories. He always came by me at the horse trailer parking in bandera city park and brightened my day with stories. My deepest condoleances to family Lisa Roberts and Mark Stewart Bandera, Saturday, August 28, 2021 Sending prayers to his family, God bless. Glynn Pichot Flower Mound, TX Friday, August 27, 2021 My deepest condolences to the family. Your family will be in my prayers Ctr Linda Buckelew Medina, TX Friday, August 27, 2021 So very sorry to learn of Charlie's passing. Deepest condolences to all the family. Though I have not seen Charlie in a years, we took many turns on the Cabaret's dance floor back in the day! He always had a plethora Willing dance partners. Wish we could have cloned him. Rose Rios Fuselier Kerrvile, TX Friday, August 27, 2021 My deepest condolence to the family.May the good Lord wrap his arms around all of you and bring you peace and comfort in during these hard times rest in peace Charlie. Rose The Rios Family Service

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Ridin' the River Cowboy Fellowship
5767 TX-173
Bandera, TX  78003
Saturday, October 2, 2021
3:00 PM

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