Charles Samuel Christley, 76, passed away February 6th, 2007 in the presence of his loving wife, Joan, companion of 55 wonderful years. Simple, hardworking and homeloving describe this man who loved his family, his garden and his birds. Born in Chicago, Charles worked for the Burroughs Corp. for 28 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings: Mr. and Mrs. Paul Christley, Dr. Paul Christley and Mrs. Janet Askew. Four children and their spouses survive: Susan and Bobby Faulkner, Wade and Dawn Christley, Jack Christley and Craig Christley. Five natural grandchildren survive: Valerie Reynolds and her husband, Rusty, Stephanie Childress, Adam, Ashley and Jessica Christley. Other grandchildren include Chuck Faulkner and his wife, Kim and Craig Faulkner. Great- grandchildren are Hannah and Erin Reynolds and Carter and Cole Faulkner. Visitation will begin at 1:30 Friday, Feb. 10th, 2006 at the Meadowlawn Tribute Center, 5415 E. Houston St. with the service beginning at 2:00 P.M. In lieu of flowers, memorials to a favorite charity are appreciated. To leave a note for the family, go to and select Obituaries. Arrangements by Meadowlawn.

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  1. Our deepest sympathy is with you and your family. He was a caring neighbor for over 35 years. Mr Christley will be missed in our neighborhood. Joan, if there is anything you need, let us know.

  2. Jack Christly and Family: With my deepest sympathy to you and your family in the lose of your father. May God Bless each of you and give you the strength you need at this time. Gina Lubianski

  3. Dear Christley Family, On behalf of my parents, Manuel & Cristela Alfaro, I would like to offer your their heartfelt condolences on the loss of your husband and father. My father and Mr Christley formed a close and personal friendship years ago when they both worked for Burrough’s. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Joan, You and Mr. Christley were always so nice to my sister and I! Your house was always our favorite stop on Halloween, even after we were old enough to drive! (Even after we started college actually :) Mr. Christley was definitely a wonderful man and a great person to chat with. If you need anything or want to talk, just let me know. My sis and I are just down the street. -Val! Jupe

  5. We are so sorry to hear of the lose of Charlie. I knew him from our working relationship at Burroughs. He was a kind and wonderful man, and I know he will be missed terribly. I pray that God wraps His loving arms around you and comforts you at this time. It was a blessing to me to have known Charlie. God bless you and yours……Ken and Nancy Stewart

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