Charles Pinkney Huddleston, a longtime resident of Moore, Oklahoma, passed away from this life on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at the age of 99. Charles was born in Purcell, Oklahoma, on August 25, 1923, the son of Charles Zipper Huddleston and Freddie Victoria (Spann) Huddleston.
Charles served in the United States Army, enlisting in November of 1942 during the height of World War II. Charles also served during the Korean conflict and was stationed at Fort Riley in 1950. He attended the former Oklahoma A&M University, now known as Oklahoma State University, to study agriculture.
Charles lived in Moore for 20 years on his 20 acres of land. He co-owned a farm in McLoud, Oklahoma and loved farming along with his business partner, Paul Higdon. In his younger years, Charles enjoyed racing horses. He was a wonderful husband, father, brother, uncle, and a dear friend to many. He will be very deeply missed.
He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, Freda Huddleston, his son, Howard Huddleston, and one brother, Ralph Huddleston.
Left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Donna Owens; four grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great grandchildren; nephew Gary Don Spann, niece Vickie Clay, nephew Steve Huddleston and his wife Terrie, and niece Susie Murrah and her husband Anthony. Charles is also survived by a host of great-nieces and nephews. The family would also like to recognize Charles’ good friends, Ron and Joyce Hopkins, and Ray and Nancy Thompson.
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