Charlie received Jesus as his Savior in May of 1948 in Mt. View, Oklahoma. He was a member of Valley View Baptist Church for five years before his family moved to California in 1953.
Charlie was drafted into the Armed Forces in 1957 and served through 1959. He returned to Hanford and has lived here since that time. He has been involved in retail sales from 1959 until the present. He has been in the grocery business and currently sells Western items from his home. Charlie is known for being a fair and honest business man.
He married Nonie Craig in Carnegie, OK on December 14, 1957. They have made their home in Hanford. God blessed them with their son Shannon on October 17, 1963.
Charlie became a member of the Conservative Baptist Church in 1962. He has seen several church mergers including the development of Grace Bible Church. Charlie has been an Elder for twenty-four years. He is part of the committee training and developing deacons to serve in the church. Also, he serves as chairman of the Elders.