Charles G. Justis Jr., 76, of Cedar Creek went to be with his Lord on Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, surrounded by his family and friends and his beloved dog, Bella.

Born May 5, 1935, in San Saba, Texas, Charles was the son of Charles and Essie (Tyler) Justis Sr. His parents preceded him in death, as did his sister, Lilly Craven, and nephew, Bret Jae Justis.

A former resident of Llano, Rev. Justis established Wyldwood Baptist Church in Cedar Creek, Texas. During his career, he pastored many Baptist Churches, retiring from Silver Creek Baptist Church, in Silver Creek, Texas. He then returned to Cedar Creek to become an active member of Wyldwood Baptist Church. Rev. Justis was also active in the Southern Baptist Convention, was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and was affiliated with C & B Properties.

Charles is survived by his wife, Bettye Justis; his daughter, Tammy Justis and her partner, Teri Newman, all of Cedar Creek, Texas; daughter, Sherry McDaniel and husband, Thomas; grandchildren, Dylan, Logan, Olevia, and Aubrey McDaniel, all of Rockport; granddaughter, Raelyn Cox of Taylor; brother, Jackie Justis and wife, Karla of Llano; numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends and his beloved dog, Bella.

On behalf of the Justis Family, we would like to thank North Austin Medical Center and the staff of 3 South and the Emergency Room, especially Dr. Imasis, Dr. Alamia and his staff, Hospice Austin, and Girling Health Care. Special thanks to Cindy Martinez LVN, Shirley and Ron Prueitt, Hobart Bolding, Goldie Sabin, Gina Hale RN, Colleen Green, Lynn Woodall, and all the friends and family for their loving support and assistance.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. today at the Cook-Walden/Capital Parks Funeral Home in Pflugerville. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Memorial Chapel of the funeral home. Graveside services will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, in Eastlawn Cemetery in Early, Texas.

For those desiring, memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Austin.

To share memories and condolences with Rev. Justis's family, please visit www.cookwaldencapitalparks.com.