Visitation was held at Webb Sanders & Smith Funeral Home on Monday, January 4 from 9:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. for Charles Felix, 94 of Lindsay and a WWII Veteran, who passed away December 24. Graveside funeral services was held on Monday, January 4 at 1 P.M. at Lindsay Cemetery. Military Honors was provided by the California State Honor Guard. The Reverend Edgar Magana officiated.
Charles F. Felix, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather passed away at the age of 94 on December 24, 2020. He was laid to rest on January 4, 2021 in a military graveside service. Charles was born on January 2, 1926 to Augustine and Guadalupe Felix in La Verne, California. Having grown up in the La Verne area through his early teens, Charles would enlist in the United States Army during the onset of WWII. He earned the rank of Corporal serving as a Military Police officer and a marksman. He was extremely proud of his service to our country. After completing his military service, he met his wife, Maura in late 1946. Not soon after, they were married and began their family by having their first son, Charles. They resided in Santa Paula for a few years and worked in agriculture. In early 1950, he made the move permanently to Lindsay, California in which he would raise the rest of his family, Rachel, Stella, Robert, and Anthony. Charles worked as a truck driver for over 55 years and did so with great pride hauling various agricultural commodities. He also took great pride working on his olive farm alongside his wife. He could always be found working in the grove early in the morning if he was not driving his diesel rig. He was very creative and ingenious by building devices to better cultivate his olive crop and he would regularly craft wooden toys. Charles was very proud of each of his children and their accomplishments. He taught his children to “Take the bull by the horns” and to always do their best. In addition, he was very pleased to have spent invaluable time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. In his spare time he enjoyed reading. In fact, he would be considered a voracious reader who could and would read novels within 4-5 days. He also enjoyed and appreciated music from the 40’s through the mid 70’s. Charles is preceded in death by his wife (Maura), parents (Augustine and Guadalupe), four sisters (Theresa, Rosie, Joanne, and Jeanne) as well as a brother (Joe). Having been married for nearly 73 years, Charles truly missed his late wife and is now able to rejoice with her. He is survived by his three sisters (Marylou Alva, Mazie Castillo, and Lupe Gonzales) along with his children Chas (Rachel) Felix, Rachel (Henry) Gonzales, Stella Felix, Robert (JoAnn) Felix, Anthony (Georgia) Felix, his ten grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
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