Charles Earl Lewis passed from this earth on January 12, 2021, at Deaconess Hospital in Oklahoma City after a short battle with Covid. I have faith that he was greeted by Mary, his beloved wife and all his loved ones passing before. Charlie was born on November 4, 1938 to Daryl Hart Lewis and Stella Mae Stephenson Lewis in Waldron, AR. He lived his early years in Waldron and moved to OKC when he was 15. He got a job setting pins at a local bowling alley and bowling became his passion. He had little interest in school and decided to join the Air Force when he turned 17. He travelled extensively bowling for the Air Force and bowled several 300 games. Being the quiet and humble person he was, he would never mention it.Charlie married Mary Jane Maupin Chaffin on November 5, 1965. She was the love of his life and shared her 4 teenage children with him.He served 20+ years in the Air Force and retired as Master Sargent. Upon retiring he began his 20+ year career with the US Postal Service. He loved his job and didn't take a sick day in 20 years. He stated many times that he would have probably still been working if Mary hadn't fallen ill and required his care. He was a good step father/friend to Edward, Alice Jane, Lynn and Ken. He lovingly helped raise grandchildren, Chris and Mandy who affectionately called him Cha Cha. He and Mary were stationed in Japan and various other bases but they lived most of their lives in Haughton, LA. Mary died in 2013 and shortly after Charlie's home flooded and he lost everything. After the trauma settled he opted to return to Oklahoma City to be near his sister and extended family. He never quite adjusted to big city living and preferred to stay at home. Charlie's main interest after Mary passed was genealogy. His interest waned when his original pictures were lost in the flood. In Oklahoma City he maintained a hefty schedule of doctor's appointments and loved to grocery shop. When he first moved back he attended NW Christian Church and volunteered for Mobile Meals. He was a quiet man with an easy smile and a kind heart. He will be remembered by his great sense of humor, rather on the dry side. His health had its ups and downs but seemed to stabilize recently and he had begun to socialize a little more. He was loved and respected by his friends and neighbors in The Classen where he resided.Charlie was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary, grandson Kenny Chaffin, parents, Daryl and Stella Lewis, brothers, Jack, Bert, and Bob; sisters Sarah Hutchison, Gwenda Jones and Anita Jeffery. He is survived by sister, Judy Renteria and stepchildren Edward, Alice, Lynn and Ken and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.Services will be determined at a later date in Haughton, LA at Hillcrest Funeral Home and Memorial Park.