Charles Douglas Kisling was born Aug. 25, 1926, in Mexia, Texas, the son of Jesse Kisling and Ruby Cooksey.
He grew up and attended schools in Mexia and Dallas, graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School.
Charles enrolled in Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, going on to receive a full scholarship,
graduating from S.M.U., with a degree in costume design.
Charles played the saxophone in high school and in college, marching all over the world.
After college, he served his country and was Honorably Discharged from the United States Army.
Charles was a dress designer for Joe Frank in Houston with the Kisling label. He then left Houston and
returned to Millheim to the family farm to raise cattle with his father and continued doing so for over 25 years. Charles enjoyed his cattle and watching and
feeding birds, especially hummingbirds.
Charles passed away Sunday, April 24, 2011, at his home in Bellville, at the age of 84. He is survived by his
aunt Maudie Sunday of Mexia; stepsister Billie Schomburg of Brenham and a host of other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorial service, 2 p.m., Wednesday, April 27, 2011, Schmidt Funeral Home, Bellville, Texas, Chaplain Tommy
Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to the charity of their choice.
Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 610, 12029 Hwy 36 South,
Bellville, Texas 77418 (979)865-2424 www.schmidtfunerals.com.
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