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Charlie Otto Charles Jr.

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Charlie Otto Charles Jr.
    Funeral services for Charlie Otto Charles Jr., 86, of Sulphur Springs will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs with the Rev. Fred Lewis and the Rev. Mark Bryant officiating under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home.

    Visitation will occur at the church commencing at 9 a.m. on the day of the service.
    Burial will follow in City Cemetery in Sulphur Springs with Stacey Cody, Eugene Clark, Bill Alford, Mickey Eddins, Gordon Ford and Tom Howell serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be members of the Radio Bible Class at First Baptist Church as well was Charlie’s grandsons, great-grandsons and sons-in-law.
    Charlie passed away Dec. 22, 2013, after a brief illness.
    Charlie was born March 1, 1927, in Fannin County, Texas, to Charlie Otto Charles Sr. and wife, Mary Esther Reily Charles. He had resided in Sulphur Springs since 1959 and retired after a decades-long career as a sales representative for Ideal Baking Co. in Paris and in the same capacity for Pratt Packing Co. of Sulphur Springs. Charlie was a member of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs and his avocation for over 40 years was diligently visting on behalf of the church those who were homebound, hospitalized and residents of local nursing homes.
    He married Mary Helen Barnett on May 11, 1946, and she preceded him in death in 2005.
    He is survived by his three children, Ronald Wayne Charles and wife, Shirley, of Sulphur Springs, Linda Gale Blount and husband, Ronald, of Sulphur Springs and Mary Ann Pavey and husband, Kip, of Texarkana; grandchildren Shelley Burton and husband, Jerry, of Sulphur Springs, Shara Roden and husband, Darren, of Lewisville, Shelbi Jacobs and husband, Travis, of Longview, Jerry Wayne Blount and wife, Misty, of Sulphur Springs, Courtney Allbritton and husband, Ty, of Sulphur Springs, Amy Yancey and husband, Scott, of Redwater, Blake Pavey of Florida and Taylor Pavey of Floriday. He is also survived by great-grandchildren Shadden Burton, Shaddox Burton, Charli Roden, Chesley Roden, Jackson Blount, Brody Blount, Colten Langdon, Meagan Langdon, Mason Langdon, Amber Yancey and Allison Yancey. He is also survived by brothers Billy Charles and wife, Rosemary, of Houston, Mackey Charles and wife, Sherry, of Paris, and John Earl Charles and wife, Eugenia, of Frankston.
    In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his brothers, R.M. Charles and Harry Lee “Sonny” Charles.
    In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be made to the Radio Bible Class of First Baptist Church of Sulphur Springs.
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