Charles E. Bristow Jr. (Charlie) Originally from Elmira, NY and recent resident of Daytona Beach FL. Patriarch of 5 Bristow family generations who loved his family with abundance and devotion. The last of our Great Generation family member(s).
Devoted and Loving husband with bride Marian (pre-deceased) of 65 years, Father of 5 surviving children: John Bristow (Peggy), Jerome Bristow (Dr. Laura Adolfie), James Bristow (Janet), Joanne Vaughn (Brian), Janelle Sowder (Jeffrey), Grandfather of 36 children – Michael Townes (Ginger), Scott Townes (Janine), Mary Meador (Jeff) Jerome Bristow, Jr (Tomoko), Amy Nadder (Vince), Joey Bristow (Melissa), Carrie Wyatt, Angela Merkel (Josh), Jennifer Rice (Dr. Linda Baum), Jennifer Smeal (Jason), Jamison Bristow (Faith), Jonathan Bristow (Beth), Jessica Dinkelacker, Danielle Taylor (Joshua), Dominic Dinkelacker (Sherri Hollandsworth), Elizabeth Beane (Robert), Jeremy Sowder (Amanda), Joshua Sowder (Lauren), Jared Sowder (Kielee Lambers), Jani Sowder
He was also Great Grandfather of 41 children – Amanda Townes, Brandon Townes, Courtney Townes, Delaney Townes, Sam Handler, Matthew Handler, Dennis Townes, Jake Townes, Brandon Meador (Erica), Andrew Bristow, Tyler Bristow, Sophia Nadder, Vince Nadder Jr, Nick Nadder, Brooke Bristow, Samuel Delicate, Sophie Delicate, William Delicate, Hannah Wyatt, Baylie Wyatt, Rhett Wyatt, Jack Merkel, Luke Merkel, Joselyn Smeal, Jackson Smeal, Jensen Campbell Bristow, Dennis Brunner, Tyler Byrd, Kenadi Taylor, Kenley Taylor, Knox Taylor, Levi Aiker, Logan Aiker, Haiden Beane, Harmony Beane, Charlee Sowder, Cayne Sowder, Dean Sowder, Lydia Sowder, Bennett Sowder, and Great Great Grandfather of 2 children – Rosalee Meador, Adelyn Meador
Navy and World War II veteran – lifelong member of over 70 years of Knights of Columbus (4th Degree). Love for all family members first with a passion for all things baseball especially Cincinnati Reds and Tampa Bay Rays.
A man of faith whose love and vibrancy was felt by so many. May his memory continue to live through us all.
Information and remembrance notifications can be placed at https://baldwincremation.com/obituaries/charles-bristow-jr/
Veteran services and Internment will be held at Florida National Cemetery Bushnell FL, Friday April 22, 2022 at 2:00PM. In lieu of flowers or gifts please offer donations to one of the following of your choosing:
1. The National Veterans Foundation who provides such meaningful services to our veterans:
2. Direct donations to the Emory Bennet VA Nursing Home who provided such comfort and great care for our Father during his stay. Emory L. Bennet VA Nursing home, 1920 Mason Ave, Daytona Beach FL 32117. Contribution / Donation Emory Bennet VA Nursing Home, and include in the Memo line: In remembrance of Charles Bristow