Charlie Lynn Strawn

Charlie Lynn Strawn, 57, of Claude, TX died March 28, 2020.

Private family graveside services will be held. Memorial services will take place at a later date. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

Charlie Lynn Strawn was born June 9th, 1962, in Friona, Texas, to Jerry and Kay Strawn. He spent his childhood working on the family farm just west of Panhandle, Tx. After graduating from Panhandle High School, Charlie continued his academic pursuits at Texas Tech. During his time in Lubbock, he met and married the love of his life, Millie Feldman. Early in their marriage, they returned to Panhandle, where Charlie began his 35-year career at Tyson foods starting as an electrician before working his way up to becoming an HR manager. In 1997, he moved his family to Claude, where they raised four children and a small used car lot. In his spare time, his skills and work ethic combined with his passion for cars led to a lifelong joy of auto repair and restoration. He served his community by coaching several youth sports, being a parent leader in FCA, serving on the Claude ISD school board, and as a lay leader of the United Methodist Church. Charlie was a collector of various hobbies ranging from guitars, cars, cooking, guns, puns, and fountain pens. But nothing was of more importance to Charlie than his faith in God, his love of family, and his service to the community. He was a big man with an even bigger heart whose presence could fill any room. His quick wit and humor ensured he never met a stranger.  He had the wisdom of knowing when to listen and when to talk….and talk…and talk. His patient demeanor, calming presence, and Papa bear hugs will be missed.

Charlie is survived by his wife of 34 years, Millie Strawn; his children, Melissa and Hunter Shelley, Jerry and Sheridan Strawn, Dixi Strawn and Dan Villegas, and Charles Strawn; one grandchild, Patrick Shelley; his parents, Jerry and Kay Strawn; and his siblings, Mike and Joan Strawn, and Karen Strawn.

39 Replies to “Charlie Lynn Strawn”

  1. My sincerest wishes to you Millie, Melissa, Jerry, Dixie and Little Charlie…wishes of continuous memories your God-fearing compassionate father left us all with…

  2. Although I only worked with Charlie a short amount of time remotely, he was such a great man. Always positive and had great ideas for our project team. He will be missed. My prayers are with his family.

  3. Charlie had a heart of gold. At the plant he was often called “good hearted Charlie”. If I needed to ever talk with someone to get an honest opinion about a decision I could always depend on him for an honest answer and then I needed to always be prepared for a long conversation about who knows what. Lol
    There is one thing for sure that I knew the 2 most important things in his life God and his family.
    He will be missed greatly at the plant and by anyone who knew him.
    RIP my friend


  4. I’m so sorry for each & everyone of you, but oh so happy for Charlie! He was a great man & will be missed by many! My hugs & prayers to each one of you in the days to come.

  5. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.. Charlie was a great man that I worked with and the description of his demeanor was very well said . He was a great person with lots of patience and always had a smile on his face.. it hardens my heart that we have lost such a great man but know that he is in a better place.

  6. To the Strawn family, so sorry to hear about your loss. The Wilson’s remember the great times we had in Claude and the Strawn’s were a gigantic part of that. From coaching pee wee baseball, camping at the lake and certainly church. Kelly and I will be praying for you and your entire family during this time.

  7. Millie and sweet family of Charlie,
    We wish nothing but wonderful memories to flow through you and mend your broken hearts. May they carry you through the upcoming days and moments ahead. We love you and so wish this was all just a terrible nightmare. Feel all the love so many many of us are sending you all.
    Praying for the Lord to provide comfort and all things needed,
    Gena, Lendon, Sadie and Madie Ray

  8. Millie and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. May God bless you and give you comfort and strength.

  9. Strawn family,
    My heart hurts for each of you. Charlie was a gentle soul with kind words and a big smile every single time you saw him. I am praying for you and I am certain God has his arms wrapped around each of you. Big hugs and bigger prayers.
    Nikki Cunningham Smith

  10. Millie and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have many fond memories of you all. Love you. Don and Debbie

  11. I worked with Charlie when Tyson was IBP. He was a good man, and I hate that his earthly body is done. He will be missed, but I’m sure he is dancing on the streets of gold! My thoughts and prayers are with you all

  12. Tom and I are so saddened by your loss of a great son, husband, father, father-in-law and precious grandson. May God give you comfort now and in the days to come.

  13. Karen, Jerry,Kay and Mike there no explanation that can say to you all to help you with this . It’s horrible and my heart breaks for you. This a nightmare that no parent wants to go thru. Know Carrol and I always treasured our friendship with all of you.Charlie and just text each other last week. He was so proud of that grandson and taking of his hearing. God cover you all with his and love. I will reach out after covid 19 clears. Prayers and my love.

  14. Precious family we are on our knees for each of you during this time of loss, grief, & transition of your family in the hours, weeks, & months to come. Charlie was a wonderful man & will be so missed in the many roles he held within the community. Susan, McKenna, & Grason Bush. Paul & Janis Rutherford

  15. Mrs. Strawn, I Love You. and I am thinking of you. And praying for you. I bet Mr. Strawn is walking on sunshine now. Love, Lexi Horton

  16. Millie,
    I’m sorry to hear about your loss! My husband and I are praying for you…We loved Charlie, he was always loving and kind and his Christ like behavior touched my husband’s life in ways you will never know..

  17. Praying for strength and courage to this family. God called home one his amazing people
    Love to all especially Millie and the children

  18. Millie and family I am so sorry for your loss. May God give you comfort and peace as you grieve. Praying for each of you.

  19. He was such a genuinely nice man. A true example of Christ. He will be missed. My prayers go out to his wife and family. Praying for peace and strength.

  20. You all are in my prayers. I cannot think of a time that Charlie did not have a kind word or a smile for me or my family. Sending my love.

  21. I am so sorry for your loss! He was a good man and I know he will be missed. Sending so many prayers and love to your sweet family

  22. Millie, Denise and I are saddened to hear of you and your kids losing Charlie. May the grace of Jesus, the love of the Father and comfort of the Holy Spirit abundantly surround you and grant you increasing hope.
    Blessings, Dan Carter

  23. A wonderful tribute to a wonderful man. Many many thoughts and prayers for Millie & family.
    God bless from John & Mary Ann Morrison

  24. We love you Strawn family. Our hearts and prayers are with you. Sending you all the love.

    Rodney and Dena Gillmore

  25. Charlie has a huge heart and love for family! He will be missed. Millie, Melissa, Jerry, Dixi and Small Charlie our family is praying each of you !!!

  26. My dearest brother, I can’t believe the last words I said to you were “Thanks for the pizza! I love you.”
    It was a divine blessing to see you the last evening you lived. I am grateful you came to see Mom and Dad and got to visit with them before you took your journey.
    I wish there was e-mail in heaven because I have lots of funny things to send you.
    I send all my love to you. Hug Granny, Grandpa and Grandma and Grandpa for me and enjoy the 42 games you are going to play and tall tales you will share.
    See you when I get there.

    I love you.
    Your bratty little sister

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