Charley Edward Harris, resident of Tulsa, passed April 15, 2015 in Tulsa. He was 54 years of age.
Charley was born April 8, 1961 in Tulsa, the son of James Carter "Cutie" Harris of the Yuchi and Pawnee Tribes and Cecelia "Cece" (Cox) Harris of the Osage, Pawnee and Sioux Tribes. He received his education in the Sequoyah Indian School at Tahlequah and then attended Bacone College. His paternal grandparents were William Whitman Harris and Daisy "Marianna" "Angel" Eschelman. His maternal grandparents were Joseph Henry Cox and Gladys Tasceal Graves Cox.
Charley liked doing beadwork, Stomp dance, Southern and Northern drum groups, Native American lecture, and NAC Church. He was employed as construction laborer and had worked at Midwest Towers in Tulsa. He was baptized into the Methodist Church as a young man and then attended the NAC Church.
He leaves behind his five children, William Poolaw of Cherokee, North Carolina, Charlene Le of Tulsa, Charles Poolaw, Marie Poolaw and Cecelia Poolaw, all of Fort Smith Arkansas; one grandson, Davie Le; brothers and sisters Jacqueline Oberly of Norman, Henryetta Gloyne of Cherokee, North Carolina, Jimmy Harris, Joe Harris and Gloria Dawson, all of Tulsa. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents and one sister, Debbie Turner.
Traditional Indian service will be held at 8 a.m. Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Grayhorse Chapel Southeast of Fairfax with the burial to follow in the Harris family burial plot near Sperry, Oklahoma. Arrangements are under the direction of the Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home in Fairfax.
Casket bearers are David Le, Charley Poolaw, William Poolaw, Charley Turner, Gary Americanhorse Jr. and Arlo Turner. Honorary casket bearers are Billy Brown, Huey Wolfvoice and David Palmer.