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Charles Pirkey, 79, of Mt. Pleasant, Texas passed away Saturday, June 15, 2019 at his home. 

Charles was born November 5, 1939, in De Kalb, Texas to Choice B. and Mary “Sissy” Crow Pirkey. On April 9, 1971, he was married to Sandra Jackson in DeKalb, Texas. He was a retired Teacher with Mt. Pleasant Schools and was a Baptist. Charles was a car enthusiast, an avid reader and an outstanding basketball player. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Jackson Pirkey of Mt. Pleasant, Texas; a sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Larry Lavine of Dallas, Texas; a sister-in-law, Paula Leeson of De Kalb, Texas; one nephew, Charlie Merriman; two nieces, Rachel Merriman and Amy Martin; and numerous other relatives and friends. 

Graveside Services will be 2:00 PM Monday, June 17, 2019 at Woodmen Cemetery in De Kalb, Texas with Rev. Mike Kestler officiating, under the direction of Bates Family Funeral Home in De Kalb, Texas.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church Building Fund, PO Box 867, Mt. Pleasant, Texas 75455.

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