Charles has worked for Oakey’s in various capacities since 1969 and is currently serving as a roving manager. He graduated from Giles High School in 1966, attended Hiwassee College and graduated from Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1972. Charles and his wife Becky reside in Southwest Roanoke County in the Cave Spring area, where they raised their four children and where they enjoy their three grandchildren and two great grandchildren. They attend Forest Park Church. Charles is a sports enthusiast and an avid fan of the Salem Red Sox, Virginia Tech football, UVA basketball and the Washington Redskins.