Charles Gene Tiffie was born to Clifford and Viola Tiffie in Soper, Oklahoma on the 11th of January in 1942 and attended school in Borger, Texas. After school Charlie became a world-class roller hockey player, winning National Defensive player of the year in 1961. With the outbreak of the Vietnam War, Charlie enlisted in the U.S. Navy as one of their famed Seabees and spent two years in such infamous places as Chu Lia, Da Nang & Khe Sanh. In between tours he met Rosemary Harth, who before his return to Vietnam, became his wife. After returning from Vietnam and discharging from the Navy, Charlie and Rosemary had their first son Christopher in 1968, their second child, Cliff in 1972, and their twins Colin and Calvin in 1977. Charlie moved his family to Durant in 1986 where he established deep roots and life-long friendships that left everyone involved enamored with his wit and larger than life personality. He was active in local veteran’s groups and a jovial light for a multitude of Bryan County residents. He is survived by his wife, sons, 7 grandchildren, and those whose lives he touched. He will be missed, but more importantly his gift of friendship will endure.
Family hour will be from 6-8:00 PM on Thursday December 19th at the Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma. A church service in honor of his life will be at 10:00 AM Friday December 20th at the Calvary Baptist Church in Durant, Oklahoma with Rex Williams officiating. Burial will follow at the Soper Cemetery in Soper, Oklahoma.
In lieu of flowers the family request that you would send donations to Boy's and Girl's Club of Durant. P.O. Box 1516 Durant, Oklahoma 74702
Services are under the direction of Holmes~Coffey~Murray Funeral Home in Durant, Oklahoma www.holmescoffeymurray.com
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Boy and Girls Club of Durant
P.O Box 1516, Durant OK 74702