Charles Earl Moore, 83, a Holden-ville resident, passed away from this life surrounded by his family on Thursday, September 26, 2019. He was born to Homer Lee and Birdie Lee (Busby) Moore on January 15, 1936. He was born in a house three miles north of Holdenville on Witty Road and his Grandpa Moore walked the three miles to town in the snow to get the doctor.
Charles attended Holdenville Schools; in his early years he helped his dad Homer with his Stucco business. He helped his dad build the home he lived in for over 50 years. Charles worked at the Bomb Plant in McAlester for many years and he retired from Tinker Air Force Base in 1989. He also opened C&D Cycles in the 1970’s because his son Danny raced dirt bikes. He was a member of Penn West Baptist Church, Holdenville.
Charles married Wanda Sue Brittain on April 4, 1953 in Van Buren, Arkansas. They were married for 66 years. Charles was an only child and when he married Sue, he gained a large family of brothers and sisters.
Charles loved to fish, especially crappie fishing. Charles and Sue had a second home in Eufaula for over 30 years. They spent many years fixing up their home by the lake and they enjoyed many lake friends. They loved going to the beach with their family and friends and they especially loved night fishing under the bridge. Charles was fun and full of adventure. He was the first one in Holdenville to have a sand buggy. He loved taking the sand buggy to the river and to Little Sahara. Charles was fun, loving and fully of jokes. He loved his family more than anything, he a wonderful daddy and #1 papa to his grandchildren.
Charles is survived by his wife, Sue of the home; Danny Moore and his wife Debbie of Holdenville; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Debbie Moore Hull on March 9, 2019.
The family would like to thank Angelic Hospice and all the nurses at Mercy Hospital in Ada, Oklahoma.
Funeral services were 2:00 pm Tuesday, October 1st , at Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Chapel Holdenville with Pastor David Pope officiating.
Services under the direction of Hudson-Phillips Funeral Home Holdenville, Oklahoma.