Charles Royce Tise
September 9, 1929 - March 17, 2018
Charles Royce Tise, known to his friends as “Charlie” passed on Saturday, the 17th of March, at the age of 89. Charlie grew up in the company town of Sugar Land, Texas. He began working as an Electrician’s Helper at Imperial Sugar while still in high school and continued his career at Imperial until he retired to his beloved Wimberley in 1998. Charles attended the University of Houston and served two tours of duty in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Charlie loved to serve his community. He was instrumental in establishing the first public swimming pool in Sugar Land, which he managed for only one dollar a year until he retired. At the Sugar Land City Pool, he started the first city swim team and taught Water Safety Instructor certification classes for the Red Cross. He coached little league and was both a Boy Scout and Girl Scout leader.
Charlie will be remembered for his keen wit and quick smile. He was always willing to lend a helping hand, and he never held a grudge. However, his most endearing quality was his ability to love unconditionally.
Charlie was preceded in death by his parents Thomas Earl Tise and Rosalie Weckter Tise, his two brothers, Thomas Earl Jr. and William “Buddy,” and his sister Patricia “Patsy.” He is survived by his wife Frances McElrath Tise, daughters Pam Tise and spouse Diane Griffin and Cindy Babineaux and spouse Ray Babineaux, and son Charles R. “Chuck” Tise, twelve grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren, sister-in-law Paula Tise, as well as a large number of nieces and nephews.