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Charles Davis Scarborough

1941 — April 30, 2022

Charles Davis Scarborough died in his family home on Saturday, April 30, 2022, surrounded by family.

A memorial service will be held at 1pm, Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest with Father David Romanik officiating. A reception will be held immediately following the service at Gerhart Hall. Services are under the direction of The Hamil Family Funeral Home.

Charles was born May 12, 1941, in Abilene, Texas and lived there his entire life. He graduated from Abilene High School in 1959 and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in 1963. He was a member of Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity. Charles received his JD degree from the University of Texas Law School in 1966 and joined the law firm established by his grandfather, Dallas Scarborough and continued practicing law until his death.

Charles served as President of the Abilene Young Lawyers Association and Abilene Bar Association. He also served as Vice President of the Texas Young Lawyers Association and served as director of the State Bar of Texas. He was a founding member of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. His practice included civil, criminal, and federal cases.

He was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest. Charles served in various positions including the vestry at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and the vestry and chancellor at the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest. He served as President of St. John’s Episcopal School from 1974- 1976. Charles also volunteered his time at Breakfast on Beech Street.

Charles was President of the Texas Arts Alliance and was the first President of the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council. He was President of the Abilene Exchange Club and on the board of the Abilene Community Theater. He also served as Chairman of Goodfellow Community Program.

He was a proud member of the Democratic Party where he served as precinct chair, county chair and board member. Charles was a delegate to several Texas Democratic Conventions and in 1972, he was selected as delegate to the National Democratic Party Convention.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Davis and Mozelle Scarborough, his brother Frank Dallas Scarborough and his daughters, Graham Scarborough Davidson and husband Stephen J. Davidson, and Clara Louise Scarborough.

Charles is survived by his wife, Candy and two children, Heather Sherman and Hayley Kohler and grandchildren Michael Scarborough, Harper Sherman, Landry Sherman, Frances Kohler, and Laine Kohler and his beloved dog, Scout.

The family would like to thank Dr. Ajani, the staff at MD Anderson along with Dr. Templeton and the entire staff at Hendrick Hospice. The family appreciates their supportive friends and neighbors for all their help and love during this time. We are grateful for his paralegal, Ashley Krahenbuhl and her husband Tyler for the professional and compassionate care they gave to the entire Scarborough family.

Memorials may be made to the Episcopal Church of the Heavenly Rest Foundation, the Salvation Army, or the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Memorial Service

Thursday, May 5, 2022

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

Church Of The Heavenly Rest

602 Meander St, Abilene, TX 79602

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Church Of The Heavenly Rest In Gerhart Hall

602 Meander St, Abilene, TX 79602

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