Charles Felix, 73, beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle and brother passed away in Corona, CA on Monday, September 3, 2018. Better known as Charlie, a life-long resident of Corona, he was predeceased by his parents Sadie and Joe Felix; sisters Gloria Sevier, Patsy Anaya and Sarah Hernandez; and brothers Robert and Herbert Felix, all from Corona. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 1/2 years, Nellie Ruiz Felix; two sons, Charles Jr. (Norma) and Daniel (Terry) Felix; and daughter, Shawna Felix; 13 grandchildren – Chris, Jade, Carissa, Alyssia, Jackie, Diego, Elias, Jorden, Jacob, Sammy, Keanu, Brianna and Johnny; sisters Georgia Felix, Linda Alvarez and Monica (John) Ayala; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
He met the love of his life, Nellie, at a dance in Elsinore in 1963. They married in 1966, he served in the U.S. Army shortly after, stationed at Fort Bliss in Texas, then transferred to Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, where Nellie was able to join him. He was Honorably Discharged in 1972 and they moved back to Corona.
He was first employed at Gladding McBean, enrolled at Chaffey College and CalState Fullerton earning his BA in Criminal Justice. He was then hired as a Correctional Officer at the Chino Men’s Prison and at CRC, then as a Parole Agent in the Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and L.A. counties, retiring with over 30 yrs. of service, receiving numerous commendations along the way for a job well done.
Charlie loved sports and being competitive, played horse shoes, loved to entertain family and friends while watching professional/college sports, enjoyed BBQ’s and listening to his Oldies. If there was a boxing match on TV, he was sure to invite as he loved company. He took exceptional pride when his children and grandchildren played sports, being very supportive, rarely missing any of their games, even providing transportation at a moments notice. He looked forward to loading up the RV so he could take the family camping especially to his favorite place, Silent Valley.
He also cared for and loved his four-legged companions – Rocky, Chief and Maya. Charlie was a generous person who helped many people. He had a gruff exterior and a soft heart, and was a great provider for his family who he loved dearly and they will forever miss him.