Charles V. Williams, Jr., age 92, departed this life on November 25, 2023. He was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on December 29, 1930, to Charles V. Williams, Sr. and Meredith Hewitt. He graduated from Will Rogers High School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Later he graduated from the University of Tulsa in 1958 earning a Bachelor of Arts degree and later a Juris Doctor degree in 1961. Prior to attending college, he enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1950 just after the beginning of the Korean conflict and was discharged August of 1953. While in the Air Force, he was a Flight chief putting basic trainees through boot camp and ended up at Vance Air Force base in Enid working on B-25’s. He retired from civilian life as an Assistant District Attorney from 1974 to 1992 working in Beckham and Blaine counties. Prior to serving as Assistant District Attorney, he was a claims manager for Western Insurance Company in Elk City, Oklahoma from 1963 to 1967. After that he moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where he worked for the North Carolina Department of Labor implementing the Occupational Safety and Health Act. After retiring in 1992, he was appointed as a District Judge in 1993 for the Osage Nation Tribal court in Pawhuska, he being an Osage Indian himself. In 1993 he was reelected for the same position for a two-year period. He was an accomplished musician playing the piano and being in an 11-piece band at the age of eleven and other bands while in the service and during civilian life. In 1942, during World War II, he played with Larry Lee Skinner and his Sunshine Band for a war bond rally and was on the same stage with the actress Bette Davis. He is survived by the lady of his life, Darla Williams. He is also survived by four stepsons: Mark Jarvis of Overland Park, Kansas, Eric Cox of Amarillo, Texas, David Jarvis of Houston, Texas, and Phillip Cox. He was preceded in death by his grandparents who raised him, his parents, and one stepson, Phillip Jarvis.
His funeral service will be at 2:00 PM, Wednesday, November 29, 2023 Cherokee Hills church of Christ, located at 6724 NW 63rd St.in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.