Charles Joseph Wyly Jr.
August 11, 2011
Charles Joseph Wyly Jr., 77, died tragically on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, in a car accident in Aspen.
He was born on Oct. 13, 1933, in Lake Providence, La. He graduated from Louisiana Tech University in Ruston, La. He is survived by his college sweetheart and devoted wife of 56 years, Caroline “Dee” Wyly; his beloved children, daughter Martha and her husband Don Miller, son Charles Joseph Wyly III (Chip), daughter Emily Wyly, daughter Jennifer and her husband Jim Lincoln; and grandchildren (to whom he was “Pops”): Trey, Carla, Chris, Dulaney, Meghan, Wyly and Jessie; and great-granddaughter Hunter Caroline.
He is also survived by his best friend and brother, Samuel Evans Wyly and his wife Cheryl, and Sam’s children, Evan, Laurie, Lisa, Kelly, Andrew and Christiana.
He is preceded in death by their first child Carla Elizabeth Wyly and his parents Flora and Charles J. Wyly Sr.
Well known for his many business accomplishments, he will be especially remembered for his great love of family, devotion to his church, and his passion for philanthropy and community.
Charles embodied goodness and a peaceful nature. He was a comforting, wise and loving husband, father and grandfather. He had a unique gift of expressing love, dignity and grace to everyone he came in contact with. He was respected as a man that always gave more than he took. Charles will always be lovingly remembered as a gentle man and a true Southern gentleman.
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Charles and his family share a deep love for their Aspen/Woody Creek home as well as their longtime residence in Dallas. In as much, he will be memorialized in both locations, date pending.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions be sent to The Salvation Army, 8787 North Stemmons Freeway, Suite 800, Dallas, Texas 75247 or http://www.salvationarmydfw.org.