Charles  McCollough
Charles McCollough also lovingly known as "Charlie" of Porter, Oklahoma passed this life on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 at the age of 93. He was born in Porter on November 14, 1926 to Clarice (Rogers) McCollough and Fred McCollough. Growing up Charles and his brother Hubert worked hard helping their dad on the farm working the cows.
Charles was drafted into the United States Army during WWII on January 1945 and was sent to the Pacific Theater where he fought the Japanese. He and was honorably discharged on April 16, 1946 and was proud to have served our nation. When Charles was discharged from the Army he received a signed letter from President Harry S. Truman that expressed his gratitude to Charles for his sacrifice and dedication.
When Charles returned home from the war he worked at the Porter Schools as a mechanic fixing and maintaining the buses. He was well loved by all of the kids so much so that Charles owned a boat and would take the junior and seniors skiing on the weekends. Back in that time there were only three boats on Fort Gibson Lake and Charles was the proud owner of the third one.
Growing up Charles "Charlie" was always up for a good adventure and never was scared to try something new. He enjoyed skiing while his wife Wanda would pull him behind the boat, or taking who was the owner of Moody's Jewelry at the time fishing and showing him a few tricks to getting the big fish. He also worked as a mechanic on crop duster planes that sprayed Phoenix Valley. When Charles moved back to Oklahoma he settled down and worked many years at McDonald Douglas until he retired as a mechanic.
Many will remember Charles from the Connors State Basketball games he was a huge supporter and made sure he always had season tickets each year. He also dabbled a little bit in owning his own auction business in Porter and later would travel around helping other auction houses in Wagoner, Muskogee and surrounding areas. His son's Kenny and Ron will always cherish the memories of the day when their dad turned his auction house in Porter into a indoor race car track. Parents and their kids from all around would come and race cars on the remote control car track.
He married Wanda (Justice) McCollough and she preceded him in death, along with one son Roger Alan McCollough and one brother, Hubert McCollough.
He is survived by his two sons, Charles Kenneth McCollough, Jr and his wife Beverly of Porter, and his son Ron McCollough of Coweta, OK. Seven grandchildren, Chuck, Clay, Travis, Andrew, Michelle, Angie and Shane. Fourteen great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other family members and longtime friends.
A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. located at Shipman Funeral Home Chapel in Wagoner, Oklahoma.
Published on January 30, 2020


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