Charles Falls | Obituary | Rockwall Herald Banner

February 26, 1934 – –
January 16, 2021

Charles William Falls, 86, resident of Rockwall, Texas for more than 50 years, died on January 16, 2021. He was born on February 26, 1934 in Bonham, Texas, to Royd and Ethel Falls. Charles moved to Rockwall in the early 1950s and ran several businesses in the town. These companies included the original Ice House, the Falls Family Store, and Checkmate Casuals. When he founded Checkmate Casuals, he also took on the task of creating cartoon clothing for colleges and NFL sports teams across the country. He was one of the creators of the idea of ​​drawing a cartoon of a mascot and printing it on items to be sold to sports fans. Charles met the love of his life, the native Rock Wallian Charlotte Laveron Peoples, in her mother’s cafe and always said he knew she was the woman he would marry as soon as he saw her. They were married for 62 years before losing her battle with pancreatic cancer in 2017. Charles’ life was an example of the true love of God. He always found a way to help others and he never complained. Not only will he be remembered for his nature and heart, but those who knew him best also knew of his incredible work ethic. He was blessed with the inability to sit still (most likely because he would fall asleep if he sat too long). So the saying goes that you can always tell a person’s character through the eyes of animals, and that was absolutely true of Charles. All animals, including chickens, cows, and ducks, were attracted to him. Charles never missed an opportunity to spend quality time with his family. He participated in all kinds of concerts, competitions, performances, and sporting events for his children and grandchildren.

Published on February 2, 2021