Charles-Pirtle-Obituary

Charles Pirtle

Las Cruces, New Mexico

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Charles (Charlie) Newman Pirtle, 74, longtime resident of Las Cruces passed away at his home in Tijeras on Monday, August 4, 2008. Charlie was born March 17, 1934 in San Benito, Texas; first son of Carl Filmore and Mary Alice Pirtle. He spent his youth in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas,...

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I had heard of Charlie while I was in the Border Patrol but never got the opportunity to meet him until working with the Rural Border Patrol Operations course out in Socorro, NM. I knew Charlie to be one of the friendliest men that I have ever met. I enjoyed his company and learned much from him. His biscuits were great and he was a gentleman at all times. If you are a Christian you will see Charlie because he certainly was.

I met Mr. Charlie several years ago through Police Pistol Competition. He is one of the most interesting people that I have ever met and is without a doubt, one of the nicest people I have ever met. I have been fortunate to visit him at his home the last two years. The stories that he shared with myself and my colleagues will be memories that will last a lifetime. Mr. Charlie, you will definately be missed by your friends in Mississippi!

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. I always loved to see Charlie. He was a special person and a real gentleman. Sorry for your loss.

Charlie was such a special person. I've known him since I was a little girl and I always thought of him as one of the few "real" cowboys left! He will be missed. I am truly sorry for your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

Robert, Scott and Carl,

My deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your father, Charles. From the time I first met him, I admired his strength and his charisma. I know he will be missed. Truly, Maria, your former neighbor from Diana Maura.

Sara, Carl, and Jody,
We were both very lucky to have met Charlie. He was such a positive bright joy to be around. I know how important he was to Jody and what a wonderful father-in-law, actually father he was to her. Our prayers go out to all of you, especially Sara. Take care of yourself and allow people to take care of you.
Love Always,
Julie and Shawn Bockey

I am Aunt Shirley to Denise, Robert's wife...my sympathy, best wishes and loving prayers go out to the whole family in this time of transition.

Sara and Family:

Billy and I loved Charlie. We loved how you and he teased each other. We were honored to know Charlie and call him friend. I remember when I was a little girl at the pistol matches that he talked to me as if I were a "big person." My grandmother loved him, too, as he spoke Spanish to her and was probably at least as charming when he spoke Spanish as he was when he spoke English. When we met up with Charlie later in Raton, we always looked forward to...

I am a little late in making this entry since I only today received the online information, but have had a chance to read all the other responses and it has all been said much better than I could have. I will just say he will always be remembered by me and then by my kids who met Charlie when they were little but still know who I am talking about when ever I mention the name "Charlie " today some thirty years later. I have told stories of our hunts and times together to them for so...