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“We had great respect for Charlie. He was a loyal and hard working person in all that he did. Sorry we had to miss the Service. Lynn and Nancy Myers ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Nancy Myers - Oklahoma City, OK

“We've never known anyone who loved life more than Charlie. He was such a joy to be around and a truly nice man. Carolyn, our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
2 of 2 | Posted by: Ellen and Jerry Duncan - OKC, OK

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Charlie was born on June 8, 1947 and passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017.

Charlie was a resident of Oklahoma at the time of passing.

Charlie became orange through and through, and graduated with a degree in AgriEconomics in 1969.

He was fortunate enough to travel and work many tournaments for the Army/Navy and Olympics, even traveling to Japan for one such event.

A come-and-go visitation and reception will be 5-7pm on Tuesday, August 8th at Crawford Family Funeral Service, Edmond. A service celebrating Charlie's life will be at 1:00pm on Wednesday, August 9th at Crossing Community Church (14600 N. Portland Ave., Oklahoma City) with burial following at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City. Come-and-go visitation for Charlie will be held from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 with the family receiving friends from 5-7 p.m. at Crawford Funeral Service, 610 NW 178th Edmond, OK 73012. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, August 9th at Crossing Community Church, 14600 N. Portland Ave, Oklahoma City, OK 73134 with burial to follow at Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City. AUG 8. 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM Crawford Family Funeral & Cremation Service 610 NW 178th Street Edmond, OK, US, 73012 http://crawfordfuneralservice.com Come-and-Go Visitation/Reception begins.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to: OSU Foundations c/o Cowboy Wrestling Fund 23-52700 and note Charlie Bates name, 400 S Monroe, Stillwater, OK 74078.