of Fort Smith, AR
September 7, 1956 - June 20, 2022
Charla Trusty, 65, a resident of Fort Smith passed away Monday, June 20, 2022 in Greenwood.She was born September 7, 1956 in Fort Smith to Charles and Shirley (Spyres) Trusty. Charla worked in a few professions during her career, however, her proudest accomplishment was being a news anchor for 5 News. She was a member of Unity Missionary Baptist Church in Fort Smith and in her spare time enjoyed cooking. Charla was preceded in death by her father, Charles Trusty.Survivors include a son, Will Tygart of Fayetteville; a daughter, Hanna Sanders and husband, Jordan of Greenwood; her mother, Shirley Trusty of Fort Smith; five grandchildren, Elly, Harper, Jordy, Sam and Luke Sanders; three brothers, Chuck Trusty and wife, Summer of Dardanelle; Patrick Trusty and wife, Taira of Tahlequah, Oklahoma and Shad Trusty and wife, Kelly of Fort Smith and a sister, Bonnie Trusty of Fort Smith.Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday, June 23, 2022 at Roller Funeral Home in Paris.Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, June 24, 2022 at Ellsworth Cemetery near Subiaco with Ken Eubanks officiating. Burial will follow under the direction of Roller Funeral Home in Paris.Pallbearers will be Joe Trusty, Carson Trusty, Mark Dement, James Dement, Joseph Dement and Bernie Barajas.
I grew up knowing of Charley, but did not meet her until 2013. She became a regular guest on TheSportsBrew for several months and it was a total blast! She was such a beautiful person but the beauty that was with-in her was even greater. It has been 5 years since I talked with her, and I regret that. I want to send my condolences to her family. So beautiful in every way. Charley, Rest in Peace in the wonderful care of our Lord.
I was in shock when seeing this sad news. I was Charla home health aide for a few months she was so nice and sweet to me. I remember our o to the mailbox and our little talks She would always greet me at the door and give me hugs and tell me she just loves me. I think of her offer before I seen this sad news I will forever be great full and blessed to have know her. Mrs trust and family you are in my prayers and in my heart.
I am so sorry, Aunt Shirley. I just found about this. Would have been there last Friday if I had known. Much love to you and family.
Bro. Patrick & Family, We heard of your sister's death Sunday Morning onMaxville's Radio Program. You are in our thoughts and prayersRoberta Hutchison & Linda Ring
Charla and I did something so unusual together at the end of our senior year…. We went to Ft Chaffee and we’re each placed in a building full of men, women and children (Korean refugees) to teach them English with a large chalkboard and a piece of chalk.We reconnected when she was selling her luscious cheesecakes to coffee shops in Fayetteville/Springdale. I’m so sorry her vibrant sparky personality has left this earth. Charla “Charlie” was a believer in Jesus taking her place to pay for her sins…. I’m happy for her to be forever forgiven and with the Lord God of Creation.
My dear friend Charla, such a beautiful soul, my heart is broken. There is so much I could say, but I don't even know where to start. We had so many fun times and I will cherish our friendship always. I know you are in a better place, and we will see each other again someday.
I am so sorry to hear about Charla. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. Always so sweet and nice to me. Know that all you of are in my thoughts and prayers. RIP Charla. Until we meet again.
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Heaven has definitely gained a beautiful angel
We have no words. We always loved her. May she Rest In Peace. Nora & Bill
So sorry to hear this sad news of Charla’s passing. She was a beautiful, fun and talented classmate and was loved by all. I’m thankful I was able to reconnect with her several years ago through Charlie’s Cheesecakes. I had the opportunity to go to her house in West Fork to pick up my first order of her delicious desserts. We reminisced of our high school days and marveled at how fast the years had gone by. She still had her beautiful smile and laughter. I know she will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace, my friend. Paula Bennett
Shocking is not the right word. Even though I have not seen Charla for over 20 years; what an enormous sense of loss. Seeing such a familiar and beautiful face in an obituary just shakes you right down to your core. I went to school with Charla from the first grade through the 12th. We shared many many laughs and many fun times --- even when she was writing her "Dear Jessie" ghost advice column in the school newspaper. She was a bright star and one of my favorite memories from the class of 1974. I went to UCA and she went to Tech. Charla was a disc jockey for a small radio station in Dardanelle. Occasionally, when I drove home for the weekend, I'd stop by the station to catch up. It was always one huge laugh. That is how I will always remember Charla. Beautiful. Laughing. Smiling. She stopped by my office in Fayetteville about 20 years ago; and she was the same. I pray that God has granted her peace and she awakens with a beautiful perfect and incorruptible body. Mrs. Trusty; I still remember coming out to your house in the country and sitting on your porch swing under the big oak tree. Those were good times. I hope you have peace as well. You have a lovely daughter. Charla; rest in peace friend. Kenneth
So sorry for you loss!Sending prayers for all of you!🙏🏼
My love and deepest sympathy in your loss of your sweet dear one. We are never ready and do not know why now. God knows and He is there to help you through. Remembering all of you in prayer. "Monty"
I never knew Charla, but love her mom, Shirley. I am so sorry for the loss to the family. My condolences
I’m terribly shocked to hear this sad news. Charla was a beautiful, bright light in this world. So many wonderful memories …Prayers for all who lived her.
I loved hearing Charla laugh and that beautiful smile she had, she was a very talented lady and left memories to cherish in the hearts of the ones who knew her❤️❤️🙏
Seeing her picture and obituary shocked me into believing it was real!! I am heartbroken, Shirley and family. I baby-sat her, I sat by her on the school bus and my girls grew up playing with her. I have so many wonderful memories of her. But somehow they make me sad because of the enormity of the loss. So I am picturing her in Heaven, healthy, enjoying time with her dad and others. Prayers, hugs and love to all.Sharon Trusty
This is heartbreaking. She has left us too soon. As her former classmate in high school and college, I had so much admiration for her talent in journalism and her kindness and humanity. I hear she made a darn good cheesecake too. Rest In Peace, Charlie.A
This is heartbreaking. She has left us too soon. As her former classmate in high school and college, I had so much admiration for her talent in journalism and her kindness and humanity. I hear she made a darn good cheesecake too. Rest In Peace, Charlie.
It was a pleasure to have worked with Charla. God Bless you all in your time of sorrow.
Thoughts and prayers Neal and Tamara Wade
Patrick, Taira and family so sorry to hear of your loss. Yall are in my thoughts and prayers. Dian Bradley
So sorry for your loss of sweet Charla. It doesn’t seem real. Prayers for all your beloved family.
So sorry to hear of Charla’s passing. Always thought a lot of her & remember fondly, summers at Ft Chaffee. Prayers for comfort.
I'm sure I join many friends/fans of Charla on 5News. She was a professional anchor person that many of us enjoyed watching. More importantly, she was a wonderful classmate and a true "Eagle" fan. Rest in love Charla.
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
I was truly heartbroken and saddened to hear of Charla's passing. She was such a kind and beautiful person, and I know she is already greatly missed. I am praying for all of you to find peace during this time of tremendous loss. Sending much love to you all.
We are so very sorry for you loss. A beautiful person in every way. Bur loved working with her.Prayers for you all.
I remember Charla as one of the most beautiful and kind people I have ever known. May God comfort you all with his Peace. Love & prayers from Lynn Johnson
Prayers for the family, a beautiful soul, will be dearly missed.
I will never forget when Shirley brought her to see Ocie Spicer when she was a small baby. She was the first tiny baby i EVER GOT TO HOLD. SHE WET HER DIAPER ON ME AND i HAVE TOLD THE STORY FAR AND WIDE. SHE GREW UP TO BE ADORABLE AND WE LOVED TO SEE HER ON TV. PRAYERS FOR MOM AND ALL THE FAMILY
I am so sorry for your loss of Charla. She was a beautiful successful lady who left too soon. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Shirley, Chuck, Bonnie, Shad and family; I am so very sorry for your loss. Charla was a beautiful, kind hearted lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Sorry for your loss. She was a beautiful and sweet person. Loved her cheesecake.
Thoughts and prayers to family, friends and classmates.Paula Wiley familyLarry and Phyllis Turner family
I'm in a state of shock... Charlie was a treasure to work with! My heart goes out to get family and friends... MayHis Peace be of comfort now and in the days ahead...
So sorry for your loss. Always enjoyed her in TV5 news growing up
I am so sorry to see this. I watched her grow up at Bethel Baptist in Paris. Prayers for all her family and friends.
We are so sorry for your loss. Players for comfort and peace for all the family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless each of you.