November 23, 1951 ~ June 19, 2013
ARLINGTON -- Charles Allen Gerlach, 61, passed away on Wednesday, June 19, 2013 in Arlington. Funeral: 1:00 p.m. Saturday at Wade Family Funeral Home Chapel, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington. Interment: Monday, June 24th in Arkansas. Visitation: The family will receive friends on Friday from 6-8 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home. Charles was born on November 23, 1951 in Holly Grove, AR. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during the Vietman War. Charles was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed fishing and hunting with his family. He is preceded in death by his father, Marvin "Mugg" Gerlach; mother, Naomi Gerlach; and grandson, Kaleb Laliberte. Survivors: Beloved wife, Janice Gerlach; son, Charles Gerlach II and girlfriend, Natalee Walters; daughter, Kristie Laliberte and husband, Steven; brothers, Rocky T. Gerlach and wife, Vivian, Pat Gerlach and wife, Debbie and Buddy Gerlach and wife, Diane, Joe Beall Gerlach, Dale Gerlach and wife, Debbie, Franklin Gerlach and wife, Cheryl, Jimmy Gerlach and wife, Amy; sisters, Jessie Mae Roberts and husband, Joe, Marie McCoy and husband, Furlon and Paula Davidson; grandchildren, Breanna and Makenzie; sister-in-law, Frances Keehn and husband, Don; and numerous other family members and friends. Wade Family Funeral Home Arlington, 817-274-9233
Dad I love you so much. Ther are no words to express the love and appreciation I have for you,and i just want you to know that these times we shared together while you were fighting this are priceless to me, I learned more about you and you of me than we ever knew. I wouldn’t change any of those memories. I love you Dad and I know you love me. Your my hero.
Well I guess Charles finally got to be first at something. But I’m still the first born 😉 I sure do miss you Daddy. Thank you so much for being such an amazing Dad to me and Pappy to my girls. You sure did your best to raise us right…even if all of it didn’t take, lol! I wish for my own selfish reasons that you were still here, but I’m glad that you aren’t suffering anymore. You gave a long brave fight, and went through so much just to stick around for all of us. You will always be my super hero Dad! I love you with all my heart Daddy!
Your baby girl Kristie
I’m so sorry. May god bless him and watch over him
The kind and gentle person he was, I’m sure the one who made him, realized how special he was, to be left in the midst of this cruel world. He belongs to a place that is kind, a place that is away from all the hassles of this world. For every life has a purpose to fill, But he was a gift from heaven, whose purpose was to make this world understand what love, friendship, goodness, and humbleness was all about. Goodness belongs to heaven, and I know he is watching us from there, bestowing his beautiful smile upon us. May his soul rest in peace.I love you Uncle Charles >3
You were a awesome man, and a wonderful family friend. You had a smile that lit up the world! You will be missed by so many, but you will always be here with everyone watching over those babies of yours. Lots of love to you, Janice, Charles and Christy.