Saturday, December 20, 2014



Charles W. Gish Sr., 57, died Aug. 28, 2013, at Southwind Hospice, Pratt.

A graveside service is planned for 9:30 a.m. Saturday Sept. 7, 2013, at Greenlawn Cemetery, Pratt.

He was the son of Charles and Audrey Gish.

Survivors include his mother, Audrey Gish, Garnett; four sons, Donavon (DJ) Kresyman and Jerica, Pratt, Andrew Swearingen and Ashley, Pratt, Charles Gish Jr. and Cheyenne, Pratt, and Byron “Wayne” Damron, Ottawa; two grandsons, Sean Tyler and Jayden Gish; the coming birth of a granddaughter; two sisters, Dona Schwindt, Lawrence, and Debbie Holden, Chanute; and a brother, Clayton Gish, Garnett.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Gish; and grandson, Travis Swearingen.

Memorials to help cover funeral expenses can be made at Any remaining memorial funds will go to his grandchildren’s college funds.

In closing, a poem of tribute from the sons: Never Forget / Your presence we miss / Your memories we treasure / Loving you always / Forgetting you never.

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