Charles T. Krest

1 entry
  • "Praying for your family during this time.I pray that God is..."
    - Hailey Hooker
The Guest Book is expired.

Charlie Krest of Willis, Texas, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, November 14, 2011, surrounded by his family. Charlie was born September 19, 1922, the only son of Albert and Viola Krest. He was preceded in death by his wife, Patricia Marie Krest. He is survived by his sister, Betty Killen, of Fayetteville, Georgia, and his 5 children, Charles T. Krest Jr. of Lake Jackson, Texas, Mary Golemon of Grand Junction, Colorado, Richard Krest of Corpus Christi, Texas, Kathy Howell of Richmond, Texas, and Michael Krest of Willis, Texas, and his 13 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Charlie joined the U.S. Army at age 17 and served his country with the 348th Army Air Forces Base Unit as the left waist gunner on the B-17 bomber The Flying Flit Gun. Flying over 30 missions in the Tunisia Campaign during World War II, Charlie earned multiple decorations and was honorably discharged on July 17, 1945. After WWII, Charlie returned to the United States and married Patricia Marie Phillips of Huma, Oklahoma. Charlie then attended and graduated from Oklahoma University with a degree in Petroleum Engineering. Charlie remained a faithful OU fan the rest of his life and could be found cheering his favorite team whenever they played. Charlie started his career with McCullough Oilfield Services where he continued to work for 45 years. Charlie was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #4006 and a member of the American legion post # 618, Willis, TX. Charlie was also a member of the Ark Church of Conroe, TX. In lieu of flowers the family is asking for contributions to be made to Prism of Change: or Prism of Change 1304 Langham Creek, Houston, TX 77084, by referencing in memory of Charles Krest. There will be a procession from American Heritage Funeral Home, 10710 Veterans Memorial Dr, Houston ,TX 77038, at 11am Wednesday November 23, 2011 for a graveside service.

Published on from Nov. 18 to Dec. 1, 2011
Arrangements under the direction of:
American Heritage Funeral Home
10710 Veterans Memorial Drive | Houston, TX 77038 | (281) 445-0050
Send Flowers
bullet U.S. Army bullet World War II
Funeral Home Details