The Woodward News

Obituaries

January 22, 2013

Charles Arthur Boston, Jr. (Charley)

Woodward, Okla. — Charles Arthur Boston, Jr (Charley), 67, passed away January 19, 2013, in his home. Charley was the first born to Charles and Alpha (Hennigh) Boston in Beaver, OK. He graduated from Darrouzett High School in 1963 (where he still holds the record for the 200 yard dash). He was drafted to the Army Airborne Rangers in 1964 and proudly served in Germany and the Vietnam War wherein he was honored with various medals. He attended Okmulgee Technical School for auto body repair. His career started at Sooner Body Shop and ended at Roaches Body Shop due to declining health in 2005.

Charley was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend. He married his beloved wife, Bonita, on May, 18, 2001. He is survived by Bonita and children: Tammy Lind of OKC; Tina Nunley and husband, Danny of Mooreland; Terry Dunn, Jr and wife, Cheryl of Yukon; Ruthie Bryan and husband, Terry of Woodward; Tyler Boston of Woodward; Gene Dunn and wife, Mistie of Woodward; Dustin Boston and wife, Sandy of Shattuck; Christina Brydon and husband, Steven of Woodward; 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. Siblings: Vanita Opp and husband, James; Marydith Kurzel and husband, Mark; Chloeta Kifer and husband, Donnie; and sister-in-law Eva Boston. Numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends and his beloved cat, Jenks.

Charley enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, and OU Football. He looked forward to the annual family reunion in held in Pagosa Springs, CO that first began in 1958 (he was the breakfast chef). He took pride working with his hands to fix and restore classic cars, building Harley’s and most of all riding them. He was passionate about passing on to others his gift of auto body repair/building. His main love was his family.

The family would like to express their deepest appreciation to the many health care professionals in Woodward and OKC for the exceptional care provided to Charley during his illness.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Charles Boston III; and brother, Walter Boston.

Memorial services to celebrate Charley’s life will be held Wednesday, January 23 @ 2:00PM at Crown Heights Baptist Church.

 

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