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“He was the brother I never had. ”
1 of 23 | Posted by: Charles Shellenberger

“Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all. What a testimony to a life well lived! What a testimony to a true victory in Jesus! ”
2 of 23 | Posted by: Melissa, Yoshi, Joshua, Just

“Dear Suze, I am so sorry to just learn today about Charlie. I would have been there...you have always been there for the Stokes family. There's a...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Chris Berger

“I knew Charlie as the brother to Dalton ,his younger brother,i have never known a finer individual than Charlie jaynes. he is one of the great ones...Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: kenneth mostyn

“Susie,I worked with Charlie on Finance Committee of Meals and Wheels. He was the epitome of a board member: caring, cheerful, and effective. ”
5 of 23 | Posted by: Ray Cannon

“Susie, my life is richer for having had you and Charlie in it. I hope it helps to know how many of us share your sorrow at his death, and that you...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Judy Prather

“So grateful to have known him through basketball and through you. My heart is sad for you during this time. Two wonderfully fantastic persons. ”
7 of 23 | Posted by: Pam McPeak

“Charlie was one of our favorite people! We learned so much from him, Susie and their family. We'll miss that son-of-a-pooch and a leader of the...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Tom Burke

“Dear Susie and Charlie J, Mark, Jan and Jeff, How honoured you were to be his family. Bill and I were so honoured to have been loved by Susie and...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Jo Ferguson - Richardson, TX

“Tex and Jan,I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My prayers are with all of you. ”
10 of 23 | Posted by: Gina Gruben

“Dear Susie and family...I want you to know we're praying for your family during this time of loss. One thing I remember about Charlie is he always...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy & Danny Mulkey

“Susie, Jan and Jeff, I am with you in thought and in prayer today....I am ever-so-honored to have known the wonderful Charlie Jaynes. Some of the...Read More »
12 of 23 | Posted by: ToniKay Gibson Osgood

“Although I can't be there to share hugs and memories, please know that I am there in spirit as you all gather to celebrate the life of a very special...Read More »
13 of 23 | Posted by: Laurie Hess

“Jan, I'm so terribly sorry to learn of your father's passing. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Chris Sawyer ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Chris Sawyer

“Susie,Jan and all your family,When I read of how Charlie died, I was reminded of the beautiful song from Elijah, "O Rest In the Lord, wait patiently...Read More »
15 of 23 | Posted by: Ray and Sharon Vickrey

“Charlie was a hero and role model for many of us. He was accomplished, and a "contributor" of time, talents and possessions to worthwhile things at...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Dan Hull

“My sympathy with your loss. He was a great man. ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Melody Martin

“I met him in 1995 when we were both participating in a continuing education program. He was a stand-out nice guy, in robust health and about half...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: mike cumpston

“So sorry to learn about this, so many miles away. I wish we were there to hug you, Susie. Our love to you and all your dear family. ”
19 of 23 | Posted by: Linda and Ralph Klatt

“I am so happy to have seen Uncle Charlie and Aunt Suzie last month while I was in town. Although it was short and we haven't had much visiting time...Read More »
20 of 23 | Posted by: Libby Heston

“...loved him greatly ”
21 of 23 | Posted by: Ron Miller

“Our condolences to Susie and family. We loved Charlie very much and our thoughts are with you at this sad time. ”
22 of 23 | Posted by: Ron Miller

“Our condolences to Charlie's family we looking greatly. Ron & Nancy Miller ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Ron Miller


Charles Jaynes Sr. September 20, 1923 – October 18, 2013 Charles R. Jaynes Sr. of Waco passed away October 18, 2013. Services will be 11:00 a.m., Monday October 21, at First Baptist Church of Waco, with Dr. Ron Cook and Dr. Randall Perry officiating. Burial will be at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00- 8:00 p.m., Sunday October 20, at Wilkirson-Hatch-Bailey Chapel. In reflecting on his life in anticipation of his 90th birthday, Charlie Jaynes wrote, "I have had a wonderful long life. God has blessed me beyond my wildest imagination." Four weeks after a blowout birthday celebration, Charles Ray Jaynes, Sr., went to sleep and woke up with the Lord on October 18, 2013. A "Reuter Rat," Charlie was born and reared in Waco. He was a 1941 graduate of Waco High School and a 1948 graduate of Baylor University. He served his country during World War II. During his time in the Navy as Motor Machinist Mate First Class on PC 1204, he learned diesel engineering. After the war, he put that knowledge to use in his 43 year career at Central Freight Lines. A pioneer in the Texas trucking industry, Charlie was a founding Director and Chairman of The Maintenance Council of the Texas Motor Transportation Association. He was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers for 25 years and served on the Texas Air Control Board (1971-1986). In his retirement years, Charlie devoted his time to his family, to his church, First Baptist Church of Waco, and to his community. He served for many years on the board of Central Texas Senior Ministries (Meals and Wheels). He played his harmonica for senior groups and for Head Start classes. He was a devoted Lady Bears basketball fan. He was an active member of Waco Kiwanis Seniors. He hosted a men's prayer breakfast every Wednesday morning for the past 13 years. He also served on the board for John Wood Ministries. Charlie proudly attended grandchildren's sporting events and graduations. He was a life-long learner who never stopped reading and always found wonder and joy in the world. He is survived by his loving wife, Susie; his children Charlie Jaynes, Jr., and wife, Debbie; Mark Jaynes and wife, Marla; Jan Quesada and husband, Tex; and Jeff Jaynes and wife, Somer; a host of grandchildren and great grandchildren; as well as his younger brother, Dalton Jaynes and wife, Margaret. All of his family and friends will remember him as a man of profound faith…. Our hero, our patriarch. Those who wish may make a contribution to "Meals on Wheels", the First Baptist Church Foundation or the charity of their choice. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.wilkirsonhatchbailey.com.