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Obituary for Charles Bordelon

Charles F. Bordelon, 81 years of age, passed away on March 5, 2017 after a long battle with cancer. He was born in Port Arthur, Texas to the late George and Ada Bordelon. He is survived by his two children, Charlice and Keith. He is also survived by his brother, John, two granddaughters, two great-grandchildren, two nephews and several cousins. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife, Kitty, and brother, Mark.

Throughout his career, Charles served a Project Manager for some of the largest projects for mechanical contractors Massey-Graves and Wood-Leppard. He retired from Baylor College of Medicine Facilities Management as Manager of Renovation and Construction. However, his projects were never limited to the workplace! Charles always had one or two projects going at home for his family or friends. He was a "jack of all trades" and quick to answer if someone needed a helping hand.

Those closest to him were amazed by his persistence, as he never gave up with anything he set out to do, even in the most difficult times of his illness. Charles also fought for his children and grandchildren- offering a listening ear and an encouraging word. We could depend on him to be the voice of reason and provide the most sensible advice. He put others ahead of himself, despite all he had on his plate; Charles was a true selfless man.

Although he was quiet and reserved, Charles was probably best known for his sense of humor and witty remarks. He was good at making those around him smile and never passed up the opportunity to have a good laugh! There are so many wonderfully fun memories and stories that he left behind for us as part of his legacy.

The family is extremely grateful to the doctors, nurses and staff at Baylor and Houston Methodist Hospital, who worked so hard to help keep Charles healthy and out of pain for the 17 years he fought Multiple Myeloma. A very special thank you to Dr. Kelty Baker, her staff, Dr. Juan Gonzalez & Methodist Hospital Cell and Gene Clinic staff. You were more like family to Charles, and he had the highest regards for each and every one of you!

Although we grieve for our loss, we know that Charles is no longer suffering and is in a better place with his Lord and Savior. The Rite of Committal service and military honors will be held at the Houston National Cemetery chapel on Friday, March 24 at 1:00pm. A reception will follow for the family to celebrate Charles' life. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the International Myeloma Foundation at www.myeloma.org .




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