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Charles Kenneth Wilson
February 16, 1955 - July 1, 2005

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Colleen WilsonColleen Wilson
Maria Cortes GonzalezVic and Diana Kolenc and family
Estela Reyes LopezRuben R. Ramirez & Nohemy Gonzalez Ramirez
B. Sedillos SelfLulu Ontiveros
Melissa Martinez


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By: Colleen Wilson Jul 13, 2005
Charles was also survived by two sons and three more grandsons, whom he adored. He is survived by sons, John McKibbins of Auburn, CA and Josh McKibbins and wife Anne of Reno, NV; three grandsons, Austin Franklin Sumpter of Taylor, TX, and Christopher Ethan and Joshua Charles McKibbins of Reno, NV; and former wife and closest friend, Colleen Wilson of El Paso, TX. Charles was a wonderful father to John, Josh and Amanda. Amanda was his pride and joy, and everyone else was 2nd to her. Everything he did, he did for her. He was her best friend, and she is truly a "daddy's girl." He was a wonderful grandfather and he loved spending time with Austin, whom he helped raise from an infant. Austin misses his papa terribly. Charles was so proud of Ethan and Joshua, just as he was of John and Josh, his sons. You see, these children truly were his family. He raised and loved the boys, and loved being a grandfather to Austin, Ethan and Joshua. Shame on the Wilson family for leaving out the most important people in his life. You will answer to God for your actions.
By: Estela Reyes Lopez Jul 7, 2005
My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to Charles' family and loved ones. Charles and I got to know each other through his work at the El Paso Times and my work at a local non-profit health and social-justice organization. Charles always impressed me with his professionalism, kindness, and sense of humor. He was the kind of person you want to see wearing a news reporter's hat: fair, honest, and persistent. I will rememeber him fondly and with great respect.
By: Victor Martinez Jul 6, 2005
Charles was one of those guys who went about his business without bringing attention to himself. It was that non-intrusive personality that drew me to him. Walking by his desk and greeting him with 'Hey Carlos!' brought a smile to his usually stern, serious face. Nobody had ever called him Carlos before so I thought I would make him feel as if he were a native El Pasoan. The "job" had taken him to many places, Florida, Nevada and throughout Texas, but he felt at home here. On his last day at the El Paso Times, he said he felt embarrassed by all the attention. He left this earth not knowing how much we cared and respected him. He will be missed.
By: Ruben R. Ramirez Jul 6, 2005

I feel as though I just lost a member of my family. I know our family here at work feels the same way that I do, we've lost more than a friend. It seems just like hours ago we were saying "Good Luck,God Bless" and eating some cake together as we all do when someone leaves us here at the paper. Again I think about those last words we had that Thursday afternoon and we agreed that we would see each other again, and I still believe that. So again I won't say "Good Bye," but until we see each other again, May God Bless You and keep you at his side. I will keep you and your family in my prayers and thoughts always. See Ya later ol friend, and keep that smile on your face.


By: Bernadette Self Jul 5, 2005
Charles was a solid and upstanding journalist, and a decent, caring man. I hope his family, especially his children, know that he was a credit to the profession. When they remember that their father was a "reporter," they can hold their heads up high and know that their dad was ethical, fair-minded and ALWAYS a gentleman.
By: Matt Johnson Jul 5, 2005
I knew Charles as being a kind, gentle, thoughtful man. He was the kind of person who never said anything bad about anyone, which, in a newsroom, is rare. And with the respect he always showed for other people, I don't know anyone who could say anything negative about him. He distanced himself from the gossip and carried himself with pride and great integrity.

I had the honor of working with Charles closely for the last several months while he was working as the nighttime city editor. He was always level-headed, understanding and had a passion for what he was doing. He was a true professional.

While he kept his personal life personal, everyone knew that his family was his top priority.

Charles had a warm personality, a kind heart and a good sense of humor. We will all miss him.

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