Charlie I. Braun

Charlie I. Braun of Victoria, Texas and formerly of Kenedy, Texas, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family, Tuesday, January 22, 2013, at 9:15 P.M., in the Twins Pines Nursing Center, in Victoria, Texas, at the age of 97 years, 8 months and 10 days.

Charlie was born, May 12, 1915, in Bexar County, Texas, the son of Walter Ernest Braun and May Hargraves Braun. He worked for Schlumberger and after retiring went to work as a Jax Beer Distributor. Charlie also served on the Kenedy City Council.

Charlie is preceded in death by first wife, Haysel Parsons Braun; his sister, Vine Donnell; his sons, Charles Richard, Walter Silas, James Allen Braun and Ray Lardy and his second wife, Lucy Burkett Williams Braun.  Mr. Braun is survived by wife of 27 years, Catherine Ables Braun; his children, Charlotte Walters and husband Bob, Cindy Burris and husband Mike, Jess Williams and wife Nancy, Elizabeth Braun, Charlie Braun II and wife LeAnn, Burke Braun and wife Julie, Sandra Braun,  Donna Lardy and Catherine Gann. He will be missed by 19 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren and his family at Twin Pines Nursing Center.

Visiation will be held Friday, January 25, 2013, from 6:00-8:00 P.M., in the Eckols Funeral Home Chapel, Kenedy, Texas. Funeral services will begin at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, January 26, 2013, in the Eckols Chapel, with Rev. Wally Schievelbein. Interment will follow in the Kenedy, Cemetery.  Serving as pallbearers will be Charlie’s grandchildren. Honorary pallbearers will be the Domino Club of Coletoville.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Martin Luther Church of Coletoville Building Fund.