Charlie earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Metallurgical Engineering from Cornell University, Class of 1959. He worked in the steel foundry industry throughout his career in many different roles. In 1972, Charlie moved his family to Muskogee, Oklahoma to start his own steel foundry, Green Country Castings Corporation. In 1976, Governor Boren awarded him the Oklahoma Small Businessman of the Year, and President Gerald Ford honored him in a ceremony in Washington D.C. Charlie’s talents in the steel foundry industry became world renowned, when in the early 1980’s he worked with the United States Government to help establish the steel foundry industry in China. After retirement, Charlie continued his work in the industry as a consultant for Schellhorn-Albrecht. In 2002, he and Donna moved to Hollister into their log home that Charlie had designed for the two of them. Charlie was active in the First Presbyterian Church in Branson, where he served as a deacon and was active in the choir. He loved to sing, travel and work in the yard. Charlie was a wonderful gardener and enjoyed landscaping to make his home beautiful. Most importantly, Charlie loved the Lord and his family. He will be missed by everyone who had the honor to know and love him.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John Yoh.
Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Donna Yoh of the home; a daughter, Letitia Bowen and husband Keith of Edmond, Oklahoma; a son, Charles “C.V.” Yoh of Cincinnati, Ohio; a step-son, Douglas Browning and wife Julie of West Lafayette, Indiana; a step-daughter, Elizabeth Simpkins of Glen Carbon, Illinois; 11 grandchildren, Leslie, Elinore, Zachary, Andrew, Sarah, Caleb, Rebecca, Reese, Hope, Lydia and Silas; two great-grandchildren; a sister, Marcia Leggiere and husband Anthony of Las Vegas, Nevada; as well as several nieces and nephews.
A celebration of Charlie’s life will be held 11:00 am Saturday, November 12, 2016, at the First Presbyterian Church in Branson with Pastor Rev. Tom Willcox officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Charlie may be made to Compassus of Branson, 3044 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway, Ste 200, Branson, Missouri 65616.