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Sgt. Charles Edward Brake, 76, of New Braunfels, Texas, passed away Saturday, June 21, 2008, after a lengthy illness.
Brake was active in the U.S. Army and served in Vietnam with numerous commendations and medals for his service. He retired in July 1975 at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and then married Uldine Mock of St. Robert, Mo. They relocated to El Paso, Texas, and he worked for Rockwell Intl. until 1986. They traveled the U.S. and finally settled in Canyon Lake, Texas. He was an active member in the VFW in El Paso and Canyon Lake and enjoyed pen and ink drawing as well as woodworking and craft work.
He was a member of the Cranes Mill Baptist Church.
He leaves behind a son, Richard Brake of Salina, Kan.; daughter Jeanette Lee Brake of Shawnee Park, Kan.; stepdaughter Jai T Perkins of New Braunfels; stepson Kelly Mock of El Paso; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, wife Uldine, and his sister, Juliene Elders.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Liley Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, Mo.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. July 2, 2008, at the funeral chapel. He will be buried at Clubb Creek cemetery in Zalma, Mo., with Harold Perkins officiating the service. Rita Mock will be pallbearer.
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.