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After 91 years of hard work and family devotion as well as his own private way of honoring his Lord, Pete M. Charo left this earth to join his Heavenly Father peacefully on September 26, 2019.
He is preceded in death by his only sister, Lidia Charo Hernandez and his two loving brothers, Elias Charo and Paul Charo.
Pete is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Lucy Charo; his only son, Thomas Charo and his wife Tish of McAlester, Oklahoma; his two daughters, Cynthia A Charo (Jerry) Muñiz and Norma J (Paul) Brock of Lamesa, Texas; his grandchildren, Shane Charo, Roger (Erica) Charo and Evonne Vasquez; and his great-grandchildren, E, Josh, Elijah, Lucie, Anayeli and Alex. He was also very influential in raising his two adopted grandchildren, Roger and Evonne. Pete was also devoted to all six of his perfectly spoiled beautiful great-grandchildren who were the loves of his life. In addition, he had numerous nieces and nephews, all of whom he thought very highly and to whom he was very close.
Prior to his retirement in 1987, Pete was a self-taught professional welder for Good Pasture Grain, Inc. of Brownfield, Texas, where those 37-plus years made him an expert in his field. There was not anything he would not try to work on to the best of his ability. Pete’s work ethic was evident in everything he did which made him a great co-worker and a good friend to all walks of life. Pete was a Deacon for many years in his home church, the Primera Iglesia Bautista in Brownfield. He also had and made many friends in the Brownfield community.
Pete also was an avid fisherman and went to great lengths to make sure all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren knew how to fish the Charo Way! He also had a green thumb. Pete loved working in the back yard and could have a garden every year that provided enough to feed Terry County. He always tried to make sure everyone had enough to eat and was ready to share all he had with everyone. Pete was also always ready to help anyone with their yards, trees and gardens.
The number of Pete’s accomplishments would consume a number of trees. He was, though, the proudest to teach his family honesty, integrity and, most of all, love. He also said “Treat others the way you want to be treated”, “Stand up for what you believe in” and “Always honor God in any action you do.”
A visitation will take place at the Chapel of Laurel Oaks Funeral Home on Sunday, September 29, 2019, from 5:00-7:00PM.
Funeral services will be held in the Chapel of Laurel Oaks Funeral Home at 10:00AM on Monday, September 30, 2019. Interment will follow in the Laurel Oaks Memorial Park.