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Rev. Charles Austin Starnes

April 4, 1935 - September 8, 2018

Service: 10 a.m. Thursday, September 13, 2018 at Wedgwood Baptist Church.  Interment: Squaw Creek Cemetery.  Visitation 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday at Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home.

Rev. Charles A. Starnes, a member of the Encouragers Class at Wedgwood Baptist Church passed away Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Born to Bill and Mildred Starnes on April 4, 1935 in Goodlett, Texas, he grew up in Rainbow near Glen Rose, TX. He accepted Christ as his Savior as a teenager.  From that experience came a heart of compassion and a desire to serve.

Charles graduated from Glen Rose High School in 1953 and from Baylor University in 1957.  He pastored small churches in the Glen Rose/Cleburne area and taught high school in Glen Rose in the 60’s.

Charles married Ruth Ann Hieronymus in 1963.  After they moved to Fort Worth, he graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1967.  Charles became Assistant Pastor in Administration at Southcliff Baptist Church in the 70’s and was there 12 years.  Later, he was employed by The Salvation Army of Tarrant County in Administration.  He also served with Christian Education for The Blind for several years.  His final employment was with Thompson’s Harveson & Cole Funeral Home until he retied at age 81.

Thanks to our Lord and many precious helpful Christian friends and neighbors.  Thanks also to the Vitas Hospice Team 3.

Survivors: He leaves his wife, Ruth Ann Starnes of Fort Worth; sons, Kevin of Fort Worth and Andy of Mansfield; grandsons, Carson Starnes and Grayson Starnes of Mansfield;  and Jackson and Susie.