Charles Rathmell, 90, of Abilene, passed away Monday, December 30, 2019. He was born in Rankin, TX on May 6, 1929 to his parents, Charles Rathmell and Velda Mae (Kinney) Rathmell.
Funeral services will be 10 am Friday, January 3, 2020 at the Potosi United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 2832 Potosi Road, with his brother, Jim Rathmell officiating. Burial will follow at Potosi Cemetery.
Charles graduated Abilene High in 1946, and then graduated from Texas A&M in 1950. On July 9, 1951, Charles married Verna Beth Bowles. He worked at Mobil Oil as a Production Engineer for 35 years in Big Spring and Crane Texas. He was a member at Potosi United Methodist.
He was preceded in death by his parents. Charles is survived by his wife of 68 years, Verna Beth Rathmell; son, Michael Rathmell and wife Karen; son, Dan Rathmell and partner Irma Morasco; grandchildren, Taylor Rathmell, Krista Gibson, Cody Rathmell and Brett Rathmell; great grandchild, Riley Diane Gibson, and brother, Jim Rathmell.
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