January 03, 1926 – December 21, 2019
Carl Welton Chisum, 93 of Rio Frio, Texas passed away December 21, 2019 in Uvalde, Texas.
He was born on January 3, 1926, on the Chisum ranch in Rio Frio, Texas to James Edgar and Janie (Leistikow) Chisum. Carl attended school in Rio Frio and Leakey, Texas.
Carl Welton Chisum and Feleta Jean Crider were married on the 29th of May, 1948. Carl and Feleta built the Leakey Mercantile in May of 1950. They owned and operated the business for twenty-four years. Due to health reasons, Carl sold the operations side of the store. He continued to ranch and take care of his land.
Carl’s joy in life was spending time with his family and friends. You often found him surrounded by family and friends telling stories and reminiscing of the good old days. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and working on his tractor. He loved the Lord and was a faithful member of the Church of Christ in Concan, Texas.
Carl is survived by his daughter, Carla Niemeyer and husband Victor John of Rio Frio and Knippa, Texas; grandson, Shane Chisum Alexander and wife Lauren of Katy, Texas; granddaughter, Kelli Jean McLaughlin and husband Tim of Austin, Texas; great grandchildren Savannah Lynn Alexander (11), Marion Feleta McLaughlin (6) and Gunnar Chisum Alexander (3) and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Janie Chisum, and his wife Feleta of 63 years, five brothers and wives; Tolbert Henry Chisum and wife Annie, Sidney Ray Chisum and wife Hallie, James Edwin Chisum and wife Mary, Frederick Chisum, Joseph Halbert Chisum and wife Jo Dell and two brothers In-law, Clayton Bryon Crider and Marion Doyle Crider.
Pallbearers include Shane Alexander, Tim McLaughlin, Jim Jackson, Bobby Blazek, Mark Crider, Larry Chisum, Kevin Chisum, and Scott Chisum.
Honorary Pallbearers include Victor John Niemeyer, Lanny Leinweber, and Joe Hargrove.
A visitation will be held at Nelson Funeral Chapel, Leakey, TX on Friday, December 27th, 2019 from 4-7 p.m.
Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, December 28th, 2019 at the Concan Church of Christ in Concan. Officiated by Minister Chris Potter. Burial will follow in the Chisum Cemetery.
Arrangements are under the personal care of Nelson Funeral Home of Leakey, Texas.