Charles and his wife, Marian, graduated from C.E. Byrd High School in Shreveport, Louisiana and received degrees from Northwestern State University in 1963.
As an undergraduate, Charles was a member of the Beta Omicron Chapter and ROTC. He later retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army and from Southwest Electric Power Company (SWEPCO).
Last year, Charles was recognized for 50 years of membership in Pi Kappa Phi, having initiated as Beta Omicron’s 60th member in March, 1960.
In the time since, Charles and his wife Marian have been active in the Founders Generation Alumni Group, attending numerous reunions, meetings, and gatherings.Charles is survived by his wife Marian, an alumna of Delta Zeta Sorority at NSU, and two daughters.
Memorial donations can be made in Charles’ name to The Rathbun Center; 121 Sherwood Road; Ashville , NC; 28803.