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“Many people share your loss. I met Charlie in 1964 when he use to go bass fishing with my dad, Frank Farar. He was also good friends with my brother...Read More »
1 of 27 | Posted by: Beverly Balch

“my prayers are with the family i have told many stories here in ohio about charlie how my kids used to go fishing and my son was pulled in the water...Read More »
2 of 27 | Posted by: Tracy durkin

“A GREAT MAN. EVERYONE LOVED C.P. ”
3 of 27 | Posted by: BOB WILLIAMS

“Charlie Pack. The close of an era .. a local legend and icon .. a life thoroughly well lived and one which especially touched mine. The band &...Read More »
4 of 27 | Posted by: Greg Coody

“I didn't know Charlie very well, but he always recognized me as the son of a good friend. My dad, Bill Brint, was friends with Charlie for decades. ...Read More »
5 of 27 | Posted by: Bruce Brint

“You are a champion in this life and I imagine you soaring in heaven even more than you ever did here. ”
6 of 27 | Posted by: Melissa Gorton

“Good luck fishing on the other side of the gates. ”
7 of 27 | Posted by: The Campbells, Belton, TX

“Shannon,I am very sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Certainly brings a smile to my face of the mischief that he put up from us. Always a...Read More »
8 of 27 | Posted by: Erik Gellerup

“Charlie was a lifelong friend and mentor to both George and I. We are honored to have known him. So many wonderful memories of good times filled with...Read More »
9 of 27 | Posted by: George and Tena

“Charlie and Lynn had it ALL! I love, honor, respect and admire them. ”
10 of 27 | Posted by: Virginia Taylor

“My prayers go out to the Pack Family...We met him on a few occasions & he was a very sweet soul..We will miss you Mr. Pack..I bet hes sitting out...Read More »
11 of 27 | Posted by: James & Nikki Eaton

“Lifting your family in prayer. My heart hurts for you all. May our Heavenly Father continue to comfort and strengthen you. Love you all ~ Nikki Mayo...Read More »
12 of 27 | Posted by: Nikki Mayo

“The WHS Class of 1956 send our condolences to the Pack Family. We remember the basketball games watching him place those winning scores, later the...Read More »
13 of 27 | Posted by: Merlenna Mehaffey

“Prays for the Pack Girls...Charlie was one of the best. I know you miss him much already. The whole Pack Family made a huge impact on my Family. I...Read More »
14 of 27 | Posted by: Terry Herald

“Girls, I'm so honored to have known your dad the little that I did. What an inspiring person on so many facets! Husband, provider, businessman,...Read More »
15 of 27 | Posted by: Brad Clay

“Praying for your family as you deal with this loss. Your father touched so many lives and his Central Texas neighbors were blessed to have known him...Read More »
16 of 27 | Posted by: Glenn and Vicki Voltin

“Kelley, I wanted to let you know that I am thinking of you and your family. I am so very sorry for your loss. I had never meet your father but know...Read More »
17 of 27 | Posted by: Sonja Miethke

“My father and Charlie were cousins. We spent a lot of time with Skinny and Eva, Charlie's parents, when I was growing up in Waco. That seems like a...Read More »
18 of 27 | Posted by: Tom Pack

“I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to work in an office next door to the Packs. What a good time we had talking about our grandchildren. ...Read More »
19 of 27 | Posted by: Eddie & Kay Robertson

“Stacey, Tracey, Kelly and Shannon, You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this time, we have many wonderful basketball memories from Midway and...Read More »
20 of 27 | Posted by: Barbara Ganninger

“Shannon, Kelly, Tracey and Stacey,Sorry to hear of your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. ”
21 of 27 | Posted by: Kelly Joe Neel

“Shannon, Kelly, Tracey, Stacey,and family - I am so sorry for the loss of your dad, Charlie. He was such a well known person and will be missed by so...Read More »
22 of 27 | Posted by: Margaret Allsup & family

“In the early mornings getting ready for work on the weekends, I would watch Charlie every week. I learned alot of from his show, tips on fishing,...Read More »
23 of 27 | Posted by: jennifer

“Shannon, Tracey and family- prayers for comfort and strength. Your dad leaves a wonderful legacy behind. Thinking of you. ”
24 of 27 | Posted by: Ruth Wiedenmann Wyrick

“I want the family know that many people share their loss. I loved Charlie, he was a good friend and I will miss him. I haven't seen much of Charlie...Read More »
25 of 27 | Posted by: Shirley Bynum

“Charlie was the most lovable and unique character I have ever known. He was a good friend and associate. He always made me feel like I was a part of...Read More »
26 of 27 | Posted by: Michael Thompson

“I'm glad to be the first to comment. I think I knew Charlie as well or better than the average Wacoan. When I was president of Beverly Hills Lions he...Read More »
27 of 27 | Posted by: BILL FOSTER


Charlie Pack April 29, 1937 – August 3, 2013 Charles Edward Pack passed away Saturday, August 3, 2013, on his father's birthday, surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, August 8, at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Wayne Williams officiating. Burial will follow at Oakwood Cemetery. Visitation will be 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 7, at Wilkirson Hatch Bailey Funeral Home. Charlie was born on April 29, 1937, in the original Hillcrest Hospital in Waco, Texas, to Charles Leroy "Skinny" and Eva Marie Pack. He graduated from Waco High School in 1955, where he was an All American in basketball and still holds the record for most points scored in a single game and highest free throw percentage. Charlie was also All Conference at Baylor University, where he majored in music theory. Charlie was a natural athlete, grew up playing baseball and was a champion ping pong player, scratch golfer, tennis player and pool player. He formed the band, Charlie Pack and the Originals, and played many venues throughout Texas and Las Vegas. He had the honor of performing with Willie Nelson, Bryan White, Kenny Rogers and LeAnn Rimes. Charlie was National Sales Leader for American General Insurance Company in 1985 and sold insurance until he was able to change professions to his one true passion, which was fishing. He was a champion fisherman for both bass and crappie, and has numerous awards including Texas Big Bass Champion, Texas Open Bass Champion, Central Texas Crappie Champion and was inducted into the Texas Parks and Wildlife Fishing Hall of Fame in 2008. He was legendary across Texas and Louisiana, where his award-winning TV show "Fishing Country" aired from 1989 to 2013. He hosted many celebrities on his shows, such as President George W. Bush, Drayton McLane, Olympic Gold Medalist Michael Johnson, baseball legend Nolan Ryan, and Lance Berkman, and many NFL players such as Mel Renfro, Ike Taylor and Randy Moss. Charlie was also an inventor of the Pack's Pole, which was sold throughout many stores across the state and was used for his Tadpole Foundation's annual fishing party, where he hosted thousands of children to a day of fishing. Charlie was predeceased by his parents; a niece; and just six months ago by his wife of 53 years, Lynn Dyer Pack. He is survived by his four daughters, Shannon Jackson and her husband, Larry, Kelley Perrin and her husband, Greg, Tracey Upshaw, and Stacey Ferguson and her husband, Steven; eight grandchildren, Colton Jackson, Emily Perrin, Ella Perrin, Matt Upshaw, Kayla Upshaw, Ashley Ferguson, Tiffany Ferguson and Kirstey Ferguson; and one great-grandchild, Mathias; two sisters, Marie Cannon and Betty Eyerley; two sisters-in-law, Pinky Burt and Nell Shull; and thirteen nieces and nephews. Pallbearers are his sons-in-law and grandsons, and Joe Cutler and Rob Jolliff. Honorary pallbearers are his life-long friends, D.D. "Douthit " Baxley, Noley Bice, Scott Bottoms, Dennis Hill, Tim Jackson, Johnny Mankin, Jerry Nye, Fred Overton, Don Riddle, Mike Romano and Rick Winters. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or the North Central Texas Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association. We would like to thank his loyal sponsors, WalMart, Coca Cola and Mars Chocolate for always supporting him and all of his many caretakers over the past few years. We want to thank Michael Thompson for his years of dedication to Pack Productions. The family invites you to leave a message or memory in our "Memorial Guestbook" at www.WilkirsonHatchBailey.com.