Charles Gaylor Oxford was born Oct. 27,1936 in the Oak Grove Community of Wood County, Texas. He passed away Oct. 9, 2020 in Sulphur Springs, Texas.
His parents, Leston Boyd Oxford and Verna Lee LaRue Oxford of Mineola, Texas, and his son, Tommy Oxford, Oklahoma, preceded him in death.
Charles is survived by his three sisters, Glenda and her husband Bill Scott, Mineola, LaVell and her husband Jay Willis, Plano and Pam and her husband Dreabon Joiner, Pickton; two grandsons, T. J. Oxford and his wife Taylor and Dakota Oxford, of Arkansas; one great-grandson; six nieces and nephews; five great-nieces and -nephews; and two great-great nieces and nephews.
In 1955, Charles graduated with honors from Mineola High School, Mineola, Texas and earned his B.B.A. in marketing from North Texas State University (now University of North Texas). He enlisted in the Army Jan. 16, 1961 in Mineola and was honorably discharged Jan. 16 1963, Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. Charles was formerly employed as vice president of sales for Lehn & Fink, division of Eastman Kodak, Montvale, N.J. After leaving Lehn & Fink, Charles owned and operated three businesses in Hot Springs, Ark. and was active in church and city government. He moved back to East Texas and resided in Sulphur Springs since 2006 where he was a member of the First Baptist Church, served on the Sulphur Springs city council, was a member of the Hopkins County Beautification Committee, and the Hopkins County Military Coalition.
Interment was held at Sand Springs Cemetery Monday, Oct. 12, 2020 at 10 a.m.
A memorial service is scheduled 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 at First Baptist Church, Mineola, Texas, with Dr. Mark Neeley officiating.
Mr. Oxford requested that there be no flowers or floral arrangements. Donations may be made to the Hopkins County Military Coalition.