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Charles Shu 施純星
May 14, 1945 ~ February 17, 2023 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Charles passed away peacefully on February 17, 2023 at his residence at 77 years old. The family is deeply saddened by his sudden death.
Mr. Chen Shing “Charles” Shu was born Changhua, Taiwan on May 14, 1945. He was the oldest of 5 children. In 1984, he immigrated to Dallas, Texas with his wife and two children. Through hard work and dedication, he built an import/export wholesale business from 1 product selling out of his house to over 500 products with a 6,000 square foot warehouse. He was also a partner in one of the first Chinese Buffet Restaurants in San Antonio, Texas called, Mr. Panda’s.
A significant event in his life was when he and his wife were baptized together in Taipei, Taiwan at his son’s church on April 12, 2015. At the age of 70, He shared about the grace of God for loving and accepting someone like him.
He is survived by his loving wife Patty Shih of 45 years; and his children, Andrew (wife Sarah) and Wendy (husband Henry). He will be forever cherished by his six grandchildren, Jordan, Caitlin Joy, Vivien, Eden, Nathan and Dustin.
Charles loved singing Taiwanese karaoke songs, telling crude jokes, and drinking with his friends. He is remembered for being the life of the party, his honesty/passion, and being a beloved friend and father figure to many.