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Oct. 20, 1931 - Jan. 1, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Charles, was born in Weatherford, OK and went to his Heavenly Home on Jan. 1, 2013. He graduated from SW State University with a BA in Vocal Music in 1955. He retired from the OK Dept. of Public Safety in 1976 and from PC School District in 1997. He was baptized in 1947 by Virgil Trout and was a member of Mayfair Church of Christ. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mary Frances; his sisters, Opal Pepper, Ida Ruth Meeks, Mary Frances Carter; brother, Jay L. Pigg; and a nephew David Barretta. He is survived by his beloved wife, Beth; son, Dwight Crane; 2 daughters, Phyllis Melton & Jennifer and husband Jim Hader; 5 grandchildren, Jerry & Nicholas Melton, Scott, Joshua and Caleb Hader; 2 great grandchildren, Melissa and Shawn Melton; 3 sisters, Shirley and Delmer Cox, Lola Jean Ashford and Joyce Baretta; sister-in-law, Priscilla Pigg; 8 nephews and 4 nieces. Charles will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all that came into his life. In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to the OMRF Cancer Research or the Mayfair Church of Christ. The family would like to extend a special Thanks to Dr. Michael Keefer for his excellent care. The family will receive visitors from 6-8:00 pm Thursday at the Funeral Home. Services to celebrate his life at 1:00 PM, Friday, Jan. 4, at Mayfair Church of Christ with private interment to follow.

Published in The Oklahoman on Jan. 3, 2013
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