Charlie Mugg

1942 ~ 2023

Charles Leslie Mugg of Edmond, Oklahoma passed away on Friday, October 27, 2023, at his home.

Charlie was born in Oklahoma City on February 16, 1942, and was the only child of Leslie Charles Mugg and Imogene Vallee Mugg. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sharon Hunt Mugg; daughter Staci Mugg Nash and husband Mark Nash; and daughter Christin Vallee Mugg and husband Chris Purget.

Charlie is also survived by grandchildren Ally Schreck and husband Charlie Schreck; Delaney Deck, and husband Caleb Deck; Michael Adkins, and Kate Adkins.  Charlie was blessed with four great-grandchildren, Anderson Deck, Kit Deck, Graham Schreck, and Jovie Schreck.

He attended Harding High School and graduated in 1960.  In high school, Charlie was named All District and All Conference Quarterback, played American Legion baseball, and played basketball.

Charlie attended the University of Oklahoma (“OU”), where he was an active member and Rush Chairman for Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.  He graduated in 1964 with a BBA in Finance & Marketing. While at OU, he met his wife, Sharon, and they were married in 1965.

Charlie was in Air Force ROTC while at OU, and upon graduation he and Sharon were stationed at Laurence G. Hanscom Field, in Bedford, Massachusetts. Charlie served in the Air Force, active duty from 1965 to 1969. Charlie and Sharon’s daughters, Staci and Christin, were born while they were stationed in Massachusetts.

Charlie had a wonderful career as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch from 1969 until his retirement in 2011. He loved serving his clients and acting as a mentor to new advisors.   

Charlie served the community in a variety of roles. He was a long-time Board Member for the Satellite Athletic Association, President and Board Member for the Jim Thorpe Association, and Board Member for the Oklahoma City Men’s Dinner Club.

Charlie’s love of sports continued throughout his life. He began playing golf while in the Air Force and loved to play on vacation and at Oak Tree Country Club, where he was a long-time member. In fact, he had two holes in one at Oak Tree.  Charlie also enjoyed softball, both as a player and a coach. He was an avid OU Sooners and Boston Red Sox fan. He also had a life-long love of playing cards. After retirement, Charlie was able to play on a more regular basis and enjoyed organizing tournaments.

Charlie loved to make people laugh and to tell stories. He was the first person to invite a new employee to lunch, invite people without family close by to holiday dinners, and make everyone feel included. He adored animals. Charlie and Sharon rescued and loved many dogs and even let a cat adopt them.

A Celebration of Charlie’s Life will be held on Friday, November 17, 2023, at 2:00 pm at First Christian Church of Edmond, 201 E. 2nd Street, Edmond, Oklahoma 73034.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Free to Live, P.O. Box 5884, Edmond, Oklahoma 73083, or the animal sanctuary of your choice.

Memorial Service arrangements are under the direction of Matthews Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Edmond, Oklahoma (

8 thoughts on “Charlie Mugg”

  1. Maria Samaras

    Christin, sending prayers and warm thoughts to you and your family during this difficult time. I have many fond memories of your family from our childhood to college days at OU. Our sympathies on the passing of your father. May his memory be everlasting. Fondly, Maria Samaras Dominguez and family 💜 ✝️

  2. Maryann Manning

    This news of Charlies passing was so sad. Billy and I loved to be around Sharon and Charlie. Charlie had that dry wit and could bring out the best belly laughs in people around him. He and Sharon are the example of committed, loving couple. Prayers for the Mugg family. May 1 Corinthians 2:9 bring comfort.
    Love and condolences,
    Maryann Manning

    1. An example to your reference of Charlie’s introducing new people into a group was his with me…I had just moved from Oregon and quickly became a member of Oak Tree Country Club where Charlie was already a member. In a parking lot conversation he learned I had just moved to Edmond and enthusiastically invited me into his golf group which was already 20-30 members strong. I did end up playing with them from time to time but, more importantly, that conversation served as a lifelong friendship with Charlie. He was always always very kind to be…and I loved and respected him in kind. This notice was a gut punch even though I was aware of his health issues. Charlie was a good man, a very good man, and I will miss seeing him around. My deepest sympathies….

  3. George T Metcalfe

    Charlie was a great high school athlete at Harding, and was our QB in football his senior year. He was also a well rounded poker player his senior year who had the capability of remembering cards that had previously been played in current game. I certainly enjoyed his company on the field of play and his great attitude in winning and/or losing. Prayers for the Mugg family during this time of remembrance.
    George Metcalfe

  4. Jerry Lehman

    Jerry Lehman
    November 2, 2023

    Charlie and I go back to about the second grade at Horace Mann grade school. We were neighbors, played many sports as teammates, his father was our baseball coach for many years. As a displaced Sooner Californian, will be forever grateful to him and Sharon forever for leaving flowers at my families’ gravesite every Memorial Day without me ever asking. A very blessed family.

  5. Jerry Cooper

    I met Charlie years ago when I worked for Merrill Lynch as a Financial Consultant in the 80’s and 90’s. I also knew him and Sharon when I was a basketball and softball coach for my two daughters in the Satellite Organization.

    In addition, we played softball on the same team for several years.

    Both Charlie and Sharon were a blessing and joy to be around. I have many fond memories of those days. I will truly miss him.

    I am relieved that he will suffer no more and is probably playing 36 holes in Heaven with St Peter!

    Jerry Cooper

  6. Ralph Purget

    You can tell by reading Charlie’s obituary that he lived a very full life. His love for people and pets is commendable. You are very blessed to have Charlie be your father. If we can help in any way we are just a phone call away. Love, Ralph and Wennie

  7. Bonnie and Johnny Bryant

    Mugsy as we know him was a joy to be around. We played many hours of poker with our friend and enjoyed so many dinners and poker cruises with him and Sharon. Also a gentleman and loved his spirit. He will be dearly missed Our thoughts and prayers go out to Sharon and his entire family.

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