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Charles Saffle

Charles Clifton Saffle Jr.

Tuesday, October 25th, 1932 - Thursday, June 11th, 2020
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Obituary

Charles C. Saffle, 87, longtime resident of Robinson, Texas passed away Thursday June 11, 2020. Graveside service will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 16th at Robinson Cemetery, 620 E. Stegall, Robinson, with Rev. Jerry Freedman officiating.

Charles was born on the family farm on October 25, 1932 to Lucille and Charles Clifton Saffle. He was the oldest of five sons. Charles graduated from Waco Tech in 1950. Charles married the love of his life, Joyce Watson, of Waco, on October 23, 1953. They were married for 62 years before her death on December 13, 2015. Charles joined the U.S. Army on May 18, 1955 and served until May 17, 1957. His MOS was microwave radio repair. He started his civilian federal government career with the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) in 1962 as an electronic engineer. He helped maintain the electronic equipment including the radar that air traffic controllers used. Charles retired from the FAA in 1995 and returned to Robinson to operate Saffle’s Nursery.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Thomas Saffle; granddaughter, Angela Jenogan; and great-grandson, Joseph Jenogan.

Charles is survived by his daughters, Desi Jenogan and husband Scott of Robinson, Charlotte Bow and husband Tim of Robinson, Susan Webster and husband Daryl of Colleyville, Kimberly Neale of Houston; three brothers, Richard Saffle of Robinson, Jack Saffle and wife Ida of Fort Worth, Bob Saffle and wife Donna of Maryland; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Tuesday, June 16th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Robinson Cemetery
    Address
    620 East Stegall Rd.
    Robinson, TX 76706
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    Officiant
    Rev. Jerry Freedman
  • Interment

    Location
    Robinson Cemetery
    Address
    620 East Stegall Rd.
    Robinson, TX 76706
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Ann Forrest

Posted at 10:45am
I thought do much of Mr Saffle. He was a Special person. He had a great life and I know he will be missed but he is in a better place now. Prayers to you and your family.
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Scott Saffle

Posted at 08:55pm
The Saffles in Columbia, Maryland (the younger ones) wish we could be there for the service. We will be thinking of Uncle Charles and love you all.
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bob.saffle@gmail.com

Posted at 12:22pm
Bob Saffle
I was 9 years younger than Charles, and don't remember a lot of over-lapping activities. Charles did tell me and my wife, Donna, a story of his childhood when we visited him a few years ago.

As Charles told it, he was always inquisitive and willing to try hands-on experiments. He liked to order somewhat explosive powders from the Popular Mechanics back page advertisements. He would treat his Mom and Dad, and brothers, to colorful fireworks displays using the powders. All was well and good until he expanded into using black powder to make small rockets, or fire crackers. One day, without realizing the power of the black powder, he packed too much into a cylinder and lit it off. There was a huge explosion that brought my Dad running from a distant field. Charles wasn't seriously hurt (luckily!), but that was the end of his explosive powder experiments. At least until he was grown and started loading his own gun ammunition cartridges!
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Billy amd Lori martin

Posted at 08:32am
In Ioving memory of Charles saffle.
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Donna Azbell

Posted at 04:36pm
Charlotte,
Our sincerest condolences to you in the loss of your daddy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Donna , Doris Azbell, and Helen Crocker.
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