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
6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513
6502 SW 102nd Ave, Bushnell, FL 33513
Sending condolences and prayers in the loss of your father. May the memories of his life and legacy bring comfort during this time.
There are no words to fill the void and bereavement you and your family are going through with the passing of your Dad, Mr. Charles E. Bristow.
May his memory bring solace and sustain you as you grieve. Our condolences and heartfelt sympathy to the Bristow family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
You were very kind to me when I experienced difficulty in my life. I appreciated that very much and I hope I can return it.
May your dad rest in peace,
Cliff and Geri Smith
Sincere and deepest condolences to you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult times.
From the short time I have known you I was impressed how much you cared for your father. You will miss him but your Dad is in a better place and will be looking down and silently be with you.
Take care Buddy.B7
Lou and Jane Monico
Father and Son
My prayers and sincere condolences are with you and your family,
thoughts and prayers. Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning. Psalm 30:5
Cherish his memories!
Here are some of my favorite memories and principals that I hold dear.
Gramp was always sharp-dressed, often in his Sansabelt pants, Hawaiian shirts, Panama hat, and freshly-shined loafers.
He was blue-collar, hard-working without reservation and unashamed.
A true gentleman, his devotion and love for grandma was always on display.
Gramp's love for baseball, golf, and all sports inspired many generations within our family.
He had a fondness for whiskey and coined a nickname for Jon and I "The Beam Brothers".
Gramp, we will always love and miss you. Thank you for serving our country and laying the foundation for our family.
Charles E. Bristow, Jr.
Dad Younger & Older
Dad with Bentley
Dad with Flags
And to my cousins, Uncle Frank, my father. All were valued and are missed.
He was a great man.