Charles William Wristen Sr., 95, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 in Abilene. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 at Eastlawn Memorial Park, 1921 Early Blvd., in Early.

Charlie was born in Coleman County on Sept. 30, 1921 to the late Thomas and Mamie Wristen. Charles served his country in WWII with the United States Army Air Corps. He spent time in Egypt, France, Italy, and Africa.

Preceding him in death were his parents; loving wife, Ellis Edna Wristen; sister, Vivian Eubank; brothers, Thomas Wristen Jr. and Daniel Wristen.

Survivors include his sons, Charles William “Bill” Wristen Jr., and Russell J. Wristen; grandchildren, Zachary Charles Wristen and wife Aimee, and Chad and wife Rachel Wristen and Cole Wristen; and great-grandchildren, Jacob, Jaxon and Jarett Wristen, and Ayden, Damon, and Raylon Wristen.

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