Burial will follow at the Rock Creek Cemetery in Red Oak, under the direction of Dowden-Roberts Funeral Home of Heavener.
He was born July 7, 1937 in Lake City, Ark. to James Phillip and Carrie Louise (Slaughter) Richie and passed away Aug. 11, 2017 in Heavener.
Charlie was a retired delivery man for the Coca-Cola Company in Fort Smith, Ark. and was the owner of Charlie’s Bar in Poteau. He was a member of the Pilgrim’s Rest Baptist Church. Charlie raised and trained running quarter horses. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James Phillip and Carrie Louise Richie; three brothers, Norman Edward, Henry Scottie and Carroll Phillip Richie; and one sister, Goldie Marie Richie.
Surviving family members are his wife, Gloria Richie, of the home; one son Kenny Richie and wife Tresa of Muldrow; two daughters Susan Townsend and husband James of Hodgen, and Cheryl Shupert and husband Brian of Heavener; one stepdaughter Lori Cooper and Wes Streetman of Franklin, Tenn.; two stepsons Brent Bingley and wife Tanja of Pocola, and Jeff Bingley of Sayre; three brothers James “Dude” Richie and wife Patsy of Muldrow, Jerry Richie and wife Lynda of Tehachapi, Calif., and Danny Richie and wife Debbie of Bakersfield, Calif.; one sister Reba Tidwell and husband Hayden of Bakersfield, Okla.; 19 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of many friends.
Pallbearers are Cliff Ryburn, Brandon Richie, Shane Richie, Daniel Richie, Tim Gibson and Brent Bingley. Honorary pallbearers are Danny Burns, Cliff Neyland, Jerry Gollahare, Billy Jackson, Bobby Joe Williams, Jordan Westbrook and Augustus Frady.
Viewing is Tuesday from noon until 8:30 p.m., Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m., and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. until noon. The family will visit with friends Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m: at the funeral home.
To sign Charlie’s online guestbook please visit www.dowdenrobertsfuneralhome.com.
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