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Charles E. Mills


Charles Erman Mills was born on March 10, 1939 in Morton, Texas to William Seth and Helan Dee (Provence) Mills. He graduated from Balko High School and was an owner of a business in the oil and gas industry in Beaver, Oklahoma.  Charles married Karen Karber on February 1, 1957 in Perryton, Texas. Charles has been a member of the Baptist Church since 1960. He was preceded in death by his parents.

Charles passed away on July 26, 2013 in the Good Shepherd Hospice in Yukon, Oklahoma at the age of 74.

He is survived by his wife, Karen of Beaver, Oklahoma; his son Kirby Mills of Wichita Falls, Texas: his daughter, Kimbra Hamm of Enid, Oklahoma; seven grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; two brothers, Bill Mills of Centerton, Arkansas and Morland Mills, Beaver,  Oklahoma; one sister, Valdene Maberry of Elk City, Oklahoma and a host of other relatives and friends.

The family requests memorials to the Beaver Baptist Church, the Oklahoma Cancer Society or to the charity of choice.

Funeral Services for Charles E. Mills will be Tuesday, July 30, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. in the Beaver First Baptist Church with Jeff Bradley officiating. Interment will be in the Pioneer Cemetery under the direction of Alan Clark Funeral Services, Beaver, Oklahoma.





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In the last 6 months, we have said goodbye to two men who meant the world to us. My dad and Charles Mills. Our loss is heaven's gain.
If everyone were like Charles Mills, we wouldn't need a heaven.

Junior and Katy Long Aug 2 2013 12:00 AM

Karen, we prayed for God's healing hand but God had another plan for Charles. We can still look forward to living in eternity with Charles. God bless you

Merlyn & Imogene Hatcher Jul 31 2013 12:00 AM

Charless Journey Has Just Begun

Don't think of Charles as gone away,
his journey has just begun.
Life holds many crossroads,
and Earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears,
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years.
Think how he must be wishing
that we could know today,
how nothing but our sadness
can really pass away.
And think of him as living
In the hearts of those he touched
For nothing loved is ever lost -
And he was loved so much.

Samantha Mills Fox Jul 31 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Karen,  It has been years, but yet it seems not so long ago.  We remember our many Sunday dinners at your home when Mike & I drove to Beaver every week for him to lead the singing and direct the choir.  Wonderful memories, you were both such gracious hosts.  I remember my first exposure to NBA after lunch on Sunday.  We are praying for you and will meet you both again in our great reunion in heaven.

Love In Christ
Mike & Burletta

Mike & Burletta Teel Jul 30 2013 12:00 AM

Dear Karen and family,
     Please know how very sorry we are about Charles.  He was truly one of the kindest gentlemen I have ever met.  The boys always enjoyed the two of you cheering for them at their ball games.  That is one of the things I things I miss the most about high school is spending time  with the two of you at sporting events.. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Love,
Kelly, Chris, Tyler and Morgan Jolly

Kelly and Chris Jolly Jul 30 2013 12:00 AM

Charles was a one-of-kind gentleman who will be missed in Beaver and at First Baptist Church! Our prayers for Karen and the entire family as you grieve the passing of such a great man!

Forrest and Krystal Scott Jul 29 2013 12:00 AM

"We are buried in brokenness, but raised in glory, we are buried in weakness bur raised in strength." I Cor. 15:43 We know in sure and certain hope what our Lord has done for Charles and we can take joy in his new home today. Love and peace to you and all of Charles family & friends. Dick

Dick Stiles Jul 29 2013 12:00 AM

Charley: You fought the good fight, now you can go ahead of us in peace. We'll see you soon. Thank you for being you!

Bud and Cheley McAlister Jul 29 2013 12:00 AM

Miss Karen and family,
Our hearts are deeply saddened at this time. But, we rejouce in the knowledge that your precious Charles is resting in the arms of Jesus.
With the love and support of your family and friends and God Almighty,  will comfort and heal you.
We will keep you in our daily thoughts and prayers.

In love and friendship,
James and Gail Law

James & Gail Law Jul 29 2013 12:00 AM

I just wanted to let you know what an inspiration Charles was to me. Him and Karen both always seemed to have a soft spot for me and my children while I was living in Beaver. He was such a Godly man and he is going to be missed by my family very much. Myself along with Kortney, Justin, and Emily loved him. Seemed as though my kids would light up every time Karen and Charles would approach then in church and talk to them. Wish we could be there on this day of sorrow. Just know that he was a wonderful man and God has his arms wrapped around him. He has a new body now and it is perfect. Thank you JESUS!!!!!

Robin, Kortney, Justin, and Emily

Robin Benson Jul 29 2013 12:00 AM

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