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Charles Erskine Lents

June 13, 1949 –
 May 25, 2022


Charles Erskine Lents, age 72, passed away in Plano Texas on May 25, 2022.

He was born in Biloxi Mississippi on June 13, 1949. He lived in Chicago, Temple, and has been in the Dallas Metroplex for the last 40 plus years. He graduated from University of North Texas, and he spent his career working in Computer Programming, work was truly a passion for him. Charlie as most everyone knew him, loved to play golf, spend time with his friends, watch the Texas Longhorns, and collect classic cars. During his life, Charlie was a member of the Shriners, Free Masons, and Elks Lodge.

Charlie is survived by his son Leslie Lents and his partner Tiffany Cox of Osage Beach, Missouri and Granddaughter Monica Curtwright of Leawood Kansas. Daughter Ashley Devlin, husband Scott Devlin and Granddaughter Emory Devlin of Plano, Texas. Brothers Warren “Doonie” Lents of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Glenn Lents of Arlington, Texas, and sister Marcia Trzebiatowski of Amherst, Wisconsin. Along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Charlie was preceded in death by his Father Warren Lents and Mother Barbara Erskine Lents.

A graveside service will be held on July 30, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Hillcrest Cemetery, 1873 N 1st St, Temple, TX 76501

Following the service there will be a lunch reception at Pignetti’s Restaurant, 14 S 2nd St, Temple, TX 76501 .

All are welcome to join to celebrate Charles’ Life.

In lieu of flowers please send charitable contributions to Southwest Transplant Alliance in Charlie’s name. Their contact information is the following: 8190 Manderville Ln. Dallas, TX 75231. Phone number: 214-522-0255. Website:

18 Thoughts on Charles Erskine Lents
    7 Jun 2022

    I love you so very much Uncle Charlie!

    Steve Pruitt
    7 Jun 2022

    I’ve known Charlie for 37 years. He gave me my first programming job and I worked for him as a contractor for 10 years. He was a mentor and I credit him with teaching me everything I know about programming. He head a rough exterior but was one of the kindest and most generous people I’ve known. I got the chance to work with him again 18 years ago up until he retired. He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him.

    Beth Pruitt
    7 Jun 2022

    I had the opportunity to meet Charlie through my husband 15 years ago. My husband had known him now for 37 years. Such a blessing. Such a great friend to my husband. It was an honor meet and get to know Charlie. Charlie had a heart of gold. The biggest heart. Such a sweetheart and all around genuine person. He will definitely be missed. I’ll miss all the FB messages (recipes) he used to send me. Sending my deepest sympathy to the family. Hugs in heaven Charlie!

    Michael Pringle
    7 Jun 2022

    Rest in eternal peace Pal.

    Celeste McCormick
    8 Jun 2022

    I can say that Charlie will be missed by all who knew him. He was the epitome of what a human should be, kind and caring. Always willing to help at any time of the day.
    Rest easy my friend

    Connie Underwood
    8 Jun 2022

    I am so sorry to hear this. May he rest in peace. Former r co-worker.

    Marcia Trzebiatowski
    8 Jun 2022

    To my baby brother when i last talked to you the day before you passed it was a normal conversation he never conveyed to me how terribly ill he was but we ended our visual telephone as per usual. I love you Charlie and you said love you too mopa dean Rest in peace my dear loving brother I will surely miss you

    8 Jun 2022

    Even though I didn’t get to see my Uncle much, I always cherished my younger years with him and my cousins! RIP, Uncle Charlie.

    Pamela Harper
    8 Jun 2022

    I will miss Charlie’s colorful personality and his willingness to help his co-workers tackle the tough stuff. Rest in peace my friend.

    Jana Crown Henry
    8 Jun 2022

    Marcia, Doonie, Glen. So sorry to read about Charlie’s passing. It has been years since all of our paths have crossed. God bless you all. Prayers during this time. Always hard to give up those we love. Please keep in touch. Cousin, Jana Crown Henry

    Kay Harris
    9 Jun 2022

    I worked with Charlie for a while and he sat very close to me before we all went remote. He was great fun. I’ll never forget when he sent a picture of himself dressed as the Pope. I ask if he would hear confession from me and Melissa. He robustly answered yes! Great guy I’m sure hes resting in peace.I worked with Charlie for a while and he sat very close to me before we all went remote. He was great fun. I’ll never forget when he sent a picture of himself dressed as the Pope. I ask if he would hear confession from me and Melissa. He robustly answered yes! Great guy I’m sure hes resting in peace.

    9 Jun 2022

    Charlie was always the first one to step up when somebody needed help. Such a giving and thoughtful man. Great talent and equally great humility. Charlie had the confidence to laugh at himself. He loved his children and grandchildren tremendously. As much as he shared about Leslie and Ashley, I feel like I know you both. Sending lots of prayers your way. It’s hard to believe that such a vibrant and memorable life is over. Have to look forward to the day we are all together again rejoicing in a better place.

    Stephen Pagano
    9 Jun 2022

    Love this man! You always knew where you stood with him cause he was brutally honest with you but behind that he cared deeply about you as a person. He always supported and advised based on experience whether it was work related or personal. I very much appreciated him as a human being and knew he had faith. I am very sad that I can’t speak to him or text him but I will always hear him. My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends who felt this as well. A major loss hear on earth but huge gain in heaven. He was a great co-worker, employee and friend. We always enjoyed talking about music as well as he was very proud of his son, daughter and grandkids. God bless Charlie!! Love Steve

    mark elliott
    10 Jun 2022

    I met Charlie in high school, where we immediately became best friends- a friendship that lasted and remained current for a lifetime. We have so many memories-it is hard to believe he is gone. We texted and talked on a daily basis for as many years as i can remember. When my wife was killed in a car wreck, he was here within hours to try and help and comfort any way he could.
    I love Charlie and a piece of my life was taken when he passed.

    Lee Brett
    13 Jun 2022

    Charlie didn’t know a stranger.
    He helped so my people in his lifetime

    A great man!

    Bob Price
    25 Jun 2022

    My sincere condolences to all. I knew and worked with Charlie for many years. Brilliant guy! He became a good friend. RIP Charlie.

    2 Jul 2022

    lI love you Uncle Charlie and I will never forget you!! Such a kind Uncle you always were to me!! I Love you always Uncle Charlie!!

    Ronnie Birkes
    2 Jul 2022

    Charlie, A great person an friend. I always remember all the crazy things we did. You were the best. Rest in peace. My condolences to the family.

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