Charley, 73, died April 8, 2014, in Mobile, Alabama. He was a graduate of the University of Alabama Business School in 1963 and the School of Law in 1969. Charley was a scholarship track athlete at Alabama setting several SEC records and placing in the NCAA Track Championships in 1962 in the long jump and high hurdles. In 1963 he received the Friedman Award as the Crimson Tide’s best all-around athlete.
He jumped in Cave Junction and was a member of the first jumper crew at the Redmond in 1964. Charley then spent several years with Air America as a “kicker” before
finishing up his smokejumper career in Fairbanks. In the last 15 years he has been working in Oklahoma in the Wildcat Oil Industry.
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