Charles Dewayne "Chuck" Stinnett passed to his eternal reward Nov. 11 2016, at his home in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He had returned home from lunch with his brother Gene Stinnett and wife Pat and died peacefully resting in bed. Chuck was born to Charles Walter and Ruby Donehew Stinnett Oct. 9 1941, in the Owens Prairie Community in Stephens County, Oklahoma, the fourth of five siblings.
He attended grade school at Owens Prairie Grade School and Bray Elementary School. Upon graduation from Bray High School in 1959, he joined the Navy and saw duty with the Pacific fleet on board the USS Gurke battleship during nuclear tests at Christmas Island.
After his Navy tour ended in 1963, he settled in Long Beach, California where he married Sharon Clayton Hughson Aug. 12 1966. Chuck and Sharon had two children, Stephan Dewayne and Jeannine Eileen, joining Sharon's two children by a previous marriage, Yvonne and Scott Wilson. Chuck and Sharon divorced in August 1970.
Chuck returned to Oklahoma at that time, residing in Oklahoma City until his death. Chuck was an electrician in the Navy and used that skill in Oklahoma City as well as general house repair work. He also worked at Dayton Tire in Oklahoma City.
Chuck was a member of the AA in Oklahoma City, a long time proud member of the Kelly Club. He was just short of his 45th birthday with the organization.
Chuck was preceded in death by his parents and step brother, James Lindle "Jim" Veal, who passed away in March 2017 in California. Chuck is survived by his children, Stephan "Steve" and Jeannine, four grandchildren, Stephan Dewayne Jr. and Emily Nicole Stinnett, Joshua Scott Stinnett and Alexandra "Lexie" Grossaint, and two great-grandchildren, Brair Stinnett and Ezekial Scott Stinnett. He is also survived by one step brother, Tony Veal, Norman, Oklahoma, and two brothers, Gene Stinnett, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Curtis Stinnett, Duncan, Oklahoma and many cousins, nephews and nieces as well as many friends. His ashes will be interred June 24, 2017 on the grave site of his father in Hope Cemetery, Stephens County, Oklahoma.
Published on June 19, 2017