July 21, 1925 - April 19, 2017
Easley, South Carolina | Age 91
Charles W. Gilstrap
Mr. Charles W. Gilstrap, 91, born July 21, 1925, left his earthly home to join his wife, Lou Ellen Raines Gilstrap, in his heavenly home Wednesday, April 19, 2017. They were married for almost 60 years. What a sweet reunion as Nanny opened her arms to welcome Daddy. We can see Daddy running through the gates of heaven with no more pain and suffering. Jesus makes all things whole.
Born in Pickens County, a son of the late James Benson and Maggie Lou Ellen Brooks Gilstrap, Mr. Gilstrap retired from Ryobi and was a member of Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. He was a US Army Veteran having served in WWII.
Daddy enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, church and gardening. He especially enjoyed his Bantam chickens.
He leaves behind 3 children, Billy Gilstrap (Cindy) of Easley, Kathy G. Nevins (Ray) of Easley, and Linda G. Robinson (Daryl) of Liberty; a brother, Don Gilstrap of Easley; a sister, Doris Trotter of Liberty; four grandchildren, Chris Robinson, Carrie Gregory (Bill), James Gilstrap (Amanda), and Leslie Tate (Ben); five great-grandchildren, Ashley Bagwell, Brayden Bagwell, Harrison Gregory, Landon Gregory and Samantha Tate. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Gilstrap was predeceased by an infant daughter, Vickie Gilstrap; 9 brothers and 9 sisters.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Sunday, April 23, 2017 in the chapel of Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown. Burial will follow in the Rock Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Saturday, April 22, 2017 at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown.
The family is at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Daryl Robinson.
So many special people helped care for and loved Daddy. Thanks everlasting to Nancy Griffith, Jennifer Smith, Christina, Katrina, Jennifer Hofstettler, and Bessie Cooley. Blessings to many others that have prayed for and loved Daddy.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 301 University Ridge, Suite 5850, Greenville, SC 29601.
Condolences may be expressed online at www.robinsonfuneralhomes.com or in person at Robinson Funeral Home-Downtown, which is assisting the family.