Charles Albert Gautschy, III was born on January 21, 1961 in Hammond, Indiana to Charles Jr. and Jo Ann Williams Gautschy. On January 5, 1985, he married Cynthia Sherbert in Houston, Texas. He has lived in the Houston area for the last 26 years, where he was a member of the Grace Fellowship United Methodist Church in Katy. He enjoyed cars and motorcycles, as well as writing, cooking, and shooting.

Charles passed away on Friday, January 18, 2019 at the age of 57.

He is survived by his wife, Cynthia Sherbert Gautschy of Katy; son, Charles Gautschy, IV of Katy; son, Ben Gautschy of Dallas; father, Chuck Gautschy of Austin; sisters, Cindy Gautschy Goldsberry and her husband Alan of Austin, and Maria Gautschy Hale and her husband John of Houston; as well as numerous loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his mother, Jo Gautschy in 2013.

The family will receive friends from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Schmidt Funeral Home Grand Parkway Chapel, in Katy, where a memorial service will begin at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Russ Reekwald officiating.

Those wishing to make memorial gifts may do so to the Texas Children’s Hospital.

Funeral services held under the direction of Schmidt Funeral Home, 1344 W. Grand Parkway South, Katy, Texas  77494; (281) 391-2424.