Charles A. Parmley, 82-year-old, Maysville, Arkansas, resident, passed away, Thursday, April 21, 2011.

Charlie was born on April 8, 1929 in Tulsa, Oklahoma to William and Mary Agnes (O'Dell) Parmley, he graduated high school from Tulsa Webster in 1946. Soon after Charlie joined the United States Army and served in Germany at the end of World War II.

After leaving the military, Charlie went to work for the Spartan School of Aeronautics, first as an instructor and later as director of student admissions.

Charlie married Barbara (Herod) on December 18, 1965 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas.

After marrying, Charlie and Barbara moved to Maysville, Arkansas to farm and raise a family. Charlie loved to spend most of his time outdoors and one of his favorite hobbies was cutting wood. Also, he loved to travel and was known for his generous nature and willingness to help people. Charlie was not only a hero to his family, but to many people all over the world whose lives he touched.

Charlie was the co-founder of the House of Hope Inc. Recovery Center in Grove, Oklahoma and was a 41 year old friend of Bill W.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Jim and Bob Parmley.

Charlie is survived and will be dearly missed by his loving wife, Barbara of the home; daughter, Charlotte Parmley and granddaughter, Natasha Beaver, of Grove, Okla.; daughter, Valerie Bookout and grandchildren Taylor and Bess, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; grandchildren, Brittie and Jess Beesley, of Jay, Okla.; son, Kurt Icenberger and grandchildren, Brooke and Erik, of Conroe, Texas; daughter, Marcia Blaine and grandchildren, Tim, Christi, Jenny, and John, of Seymour, Mo. He is also survived by thirteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Charlie were scheduled for 2 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, 2011 at Mt. Hermon Church in Jay, Okla. Internment will be at Maysville Cemetery in Maysville, Arkansas.

A visitation was held from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, April 25, 2011 at the Worley-Luginbuel Funeral home in Jay, Okla.

Donations in lieu of flowers to be sent in Memory of Charlie Parmley to: House of Hope Inc., PO Box 451585, Grove, OK 74345 918-786-2930 or donations may be made online at:houseofhopegrove.com.

Services are under the direction of Worley-Luginbuel Funeral Home, Jay, Oklahoma.