Charles W. Wages(1917 - 2013)

Charles W. Wages, 96, passed away Saturday, July 27, 2013. Service: 10 a.m. Thursday at Grace Bible Church. Interment: Mount Olivet Cemetery. Memorials: Memorials may be made to Grace Bible Church. Charles was born April 25, 1917, in Ardmore, Okla., to Riley and Mamie Wages. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II as a radar man. Charles received both his bachelor's and master's degrees and administrative certification from North Texas State University. From 1948 to 1957, he served as a teacher, counselor and principal at Pilot Point, and from 1957 to 1979, he was assistant superintendent then superintendent in the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District. Charles served in the ministry from 1936 to 2002. He was a youth pastor and assistant pastor 1936 to 1948. From 1948 to 1965 he was a pastor in Denton County before becoming pastor at Grace Bible Church in Fort Worth from 1965 to 2002. Charles loved life and people, and deeply loved his wife, Beverly. He will be remembered for his service to other people as he served His Lord. He was well loved by his family and the many people whose lives he touched. He is now in heaven with His Lord and Savior. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and two sisters. Survivors: Wife of 76 years, Beverly Wages; son, Kenneth Wages and wife, Laura; daughter, Janie Cox and husband, Conald; grandchildren, Janemarie Clark and husband, Chad, Ashley Weinstein and husband, Josh, Lindsey Beilue and husband, Tobin; great-grandchildren, Alex and Catherine Clark, Evan and Graham Weinstein, Marina Beilue; nieces; nephews; many other relatives and friends.

Published in Star-Telegram on July 30, 2013