William Charles York
On September 21, 1961 on the horizon in the life of William T. York and Lena M. York came a baby boy. They named him William Charles York. William was named after his father and uncle.
William was raised in Hitchcock, where he was fondly known as “Big Charles”. He attended public school in Hitchcock, where he played awesome football, baseball, and threw the shotput and discus. William participated in all these activities while playing the big bass drum in the band. He carried his love for the drums to a neighborhood band Gary Singleton sr. and family. He attended Texas State Technical College (formerly Texas State Technical Institute) in Waco, TX where he received a welder’s certificate.
William was baptized at Greater St. Mathews Baptist Church in Hitchcock, TX under Rev. T.H. Giles, Sr. Later, when his love for welding and construction moved him to Dallas, he united with The Kingdom Hall Of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Even after his health failed and he moved back to Hitchcock, he united and was baptized with the Hitchcock congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. There he remained faithful until his passing.
The Lord called him home on Feburary 8, 2018 at Clear Lake Regional Medical Center.
William is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, James and Eugene Shelton; sister-in-law, Dina Evans; nephews, Michael Evans, Jr. AKA “MICKEY”, David “J.D.” Hanlon, Chauncey Jackson and Michael Shelton.
William leaves to continue his legacy of love brothers, Michael Evans, Sr. of Dickinson, TX, Vearly C. Evans, Sr. (Gwen) of Texas City, TX and Kenneth Shelton, Sr. of Houston; sisters, Clois Germany of Victorville, CA, Lisa York-Williams (Chris) of Hitchcock; sisters-in-law, Allison and Sandra Shelton and a host of nieces, nephews, uncles, aunts and a host of other relatives and friends.
There will be a public visitation at 11:00 am followed by a Celebration of Life service at 12:00 pm. Both events will be held Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Carnes Funeral Home, 3100 Gulf Freeway Texas City, TX 77591. 409-986-9900. Memorials may be sent to the funeral home. www.carnesfuneralhome.com