"A Father's legacy is not riches, possessions or worldly goods of any kind; it is the way he lived, the lives he touched, the promises he kept. It is the kind of man he was."
Charles Thomas Mallery was born October 22, 1936 in Huntsville, Texas. His parents were Tommie Maurine Hardy Mallery, deceased and Willie Peak Mallery, Jr., deceased. His siblings are James Hardy Mallery; Billie Jeanne Mallery Townley, deceased, and William Peak Mallery, III deceased.
Charles is survived by wife, Malissa Ann Crump Mallery, The Woodlands; son, Marc Givens Mallery, wife, Marla, grandson Maddox McClendon Mallery, Keller; son, Penn deWaal Mallery, wife Kimberly and grandson, Grayson Charles Mallery, and granddaughter, Morgan Elizabeth Mallery, San Antonio; daughter, Dyan Long Mallery Klein, husband Todd and granddaughters, Mallery Cassin Klein and Kennedy Ann Klein, Germany; brother, James Hardy Mallery, wife, Jane, Huntsville, nephew Matthew Hardy Mallery, son Keem of Flagstaff, AZ; sister-in-law Elza Crump and nieces Georgia Crump Ratcliff, Austin; Leslie Crump Anderson, San Antonio. Also nieces, Cheryl Townley Bell, husband Tom; Jeanne Townley Foy, husband Kenneth; Jane Lacey Townley Cline and husband Erik; two favorite Aunts, Kathryn Hardy and Dorothy Hardy, Huntsville. There are many extended family members and a host of friends.
Charles married his childhood sweetheart, Ann, at Huntsville First United Methodist Church and celebrated 56 years on July 2, 2016. They enjoyed being with their grandchildren, traveling, entertaining at home, and a simple day of yard work was their release.
What a glorious, fulfilling life Charles has had with the special times he spent with his Annie, sons and daughter and enjoying Scouts, Texas Tech Football, Texas Wesleyan Basketball, and Texas A&M activities. Charles had a 31 year career with Humble Oil, later Exxon/Mobil and still kept in touch with many co-workers around the country. He and several retirees in Houston formed WTL Consulting later changing to Mallery & Associates, still in the oil industry. He had memberships innumerous oil related entities and always was recognized for his integrity, "where the rubber meets the road" - a favorite saying of his. Being born on his birthday, he and Dyan always celebrated their special day together. His five grandchildren were always a delight to their Papa.
Growing up in Huntsville, Charles was a member of Boy Scout Troop 114, and also on the Huntsville High School football team and the famous 1953 State Championship team. Charles was also in the Texas National Guard, 149th Armored Division, spending summers at Ft. Hood, TX and Ft. Polk, LA . Charles was activated with the Guard during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Lifetime friends still remain.
Charles was a graduate of Sam Houston State University. He was a board member of the Alumni Association, the President's Circle, also receiving the Distinguished Service Award. He was member of the Esquire Men's Social Club, and 1960 Charter member of the Delta Tau Delta National Fraternity. He, along with former President, Dr. Harmon Lowman, were instrumental in bringing more recognition to the Greek system to Sam Houston. His most memorable times were spent mentoring young people, at both Sam Houston State University and Texas A&M University, still hearing from so many great young people. Charles enjoyed all aspects of Bearkat Football, being a Bearkat Partner, member of Kat Pat, the Bearkat Champion Partners, and traveling with this exciting team, getting to know many members personally and their families. He supported all Sam Houston Athletics and afforded educational opportunities for young people through several Endowments, especially enjoying the Agriculture Science students.
Charles was a member of Brookhaven Country Club, Farmers Branch. He is a lifetime member of Huntsville First United Methodist Church, except for 14 years in Dallas, where he was a member of Lovers Lane United Methodist Church, serving on the Finance Committee.
Bird hunting was another passion with friends, like Tracy, Hootie, Mike and the Sam Houston Football coaches to South Texas and Rancho Acazar, Mexico with his son, Marc. Dove were always abundant. He also had annual hunting trips with Clarke, Bill, and Glenn to see Larry Speer with son, Penn.
In lieu of flowers, remembrances can be made to First United Methodist Church, Operating Fund,1016 Sam Houston Avenue, Huntsville, TX 77320 or the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity, Epsilon Zeta Educational Foundation, 332 Elkins Lake; Huntsville, TX 77340
Visitation will be held on Friday, August 12th 4 to 6 p.m. at the Sam Houston Memorial Funeral Home located at 1700 Normal Park, Huntsville, Texas 77340. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 13th at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church located at 1016 Sam Houston Avenue, Huntsville, Texas, 77320
A reception will be held at the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity House located at 287 Bearkat Blvd., Huntsville, Texas, 77340 at 3 p.m.
Full obituary may viewed and memorial condolences made to the family at www.shmfh.com.
Published on August 11, 2016