January 9, 1941 - September 21, 2021
Honoring A Man Who Served Charles Sterling Wesley was born on January 9, 1941 to the late Charles and Marie Wesley. A native Washingtonian, Charles led his life by example and enjoyed a life span of 80 years imparting wisdom and advice to many, selflessly volunteering his time and providing support to those in need, especially his fellow veterans. To Charles, family and community was everything. Charles received his education through the District of Columbia Public School System graduating from Eastern High School in 1960. A student athlete, he played defensive back in the high school championship game held at the old Griffith Stadium. Graduating as Eastern's first Black Lieutenant Colonel Cadet, Charles enlisted in the United States Army in 1960 and served in two tours in Vietnam. He retired from the U.S. Army with the rank of Chief Warrant Officer (CW02) as a helicopter pilot. Affectionately known as "Sergeant Rock," Charles was a decorated soldier receiving numerous awards including the National Defense Service Medal, Combat and Infantry Badge, Overseas Service Bars, Parachute Badge, Purple Heart Pathfinder Badge, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Army Aviator Badge, Army Commendation Medal and the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Medal. Charles was blessed to have a second retirement from the U.S. Postal Service. He enjoyed a very full life staying active by playing golf, softball, fishing, skiing, bowling, and listening to 'ole skool' while just appreciating his home and the joy of his yard. Charles traded time for eternity on Tuesday, September 21, 2021. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Marie Wesley; his brother Bernard Wesley (Trudie); and niece Michelle Wesley. He leaves cherished memories for his wife, Luz "Lu" Wesley; children, Tyrone D. Wesley, Darryl R. Wesley, Chrissfine G. Wesley, Rontell B. Robinson, Jenny Lopez, Diego Lopez and William Lopez; grandchildren, Devyn C. Wesley, Teryn D. Wesley, Anija Carr, Christina Chavis, Victoria Falls, Kayden Ryan Wesley, Daryl A. Wesley, Jaime Rembert, Shaquay Wesley, Inez Jett-Wesley and Marcus Wesley; great-grandchildren, Elijah Drane and Ilona Dior Marie Hartfield; sister, Laverne Perry; brothers, Ernst Alexander, Larry Wesley (Charmaine), James Wesley (Darlene), Pernell Wesley (Margaret); nieces and nephews, Paula, Andre, Schniene, Shannon, Kevin, James II, Alex, Zillah, Michael, Tyrek and Jarmin; his friends in DAV Chapter 38 and a host of family members and friends. WEBCASTING : We only stream approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the published scheduled Funeral/Memorial time at our facility. Viewings/Visitations are not live streamed. All you need is a Web based deceive ie. Computer , tablet or cellphone: Look for Tribute Wall or "Media or " Photos & Videos" Tab Select the Video Icon ( Picture of Casket) If Video is Live the Icon will appear NOTE: Video Stream is not guaranteed and may not be saved after service
Honoring A Man Who Served Charles Sterling Wesley was born on January 9, 1941 to the late Charles and Marie Wesley. A native Washingtonian, Charles led his life by example and enjoyed a life span of 80 years imparting wisdom and advice to... View Obituary & Service Information
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