Class of 1957
1957 Maroon Spotlight
Wrestling 55-56, Class Assembly 55-56, Track 55-56.
Charles Delbert Koch
December 2, 1938 – August 11, 2008
Graveside services for Charles Delbert Koch, age 69, of Stillwater, OK, formerly of Perry, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Thursday, August 14, 2008, at the Grace Hill Cemetery with Greg Kloxin and Todd Tovar officiating. Memorials may be to the Charles Koch Ministries.
Mr. Koch was born on December 2, 1938, to Clarence Melvin Sr. and Alice (Kirtley) Koch in Perry, OK. He grew up and attended school in the Perry area later graduating in 1957. He attended college at NOJC, Oklahoma State University, Phillips University and Rhema Bible College.
Mr. Koch married Ina Rose Campbell on April 7, 1977, in El Paso, Texas.
In 1978-1981 he was a traffic controller for the El Paso, Texas Police Department.
Mr. Koch was the pastor and founder of the Lighthouse Christian Center for 9 years and also the Church of the Mountains in Fort Davis, Texas, for 17 years. Mr. Koch was ordained to the Rhema Ministerial Alliance.
He was an avid OSU fan and Dallas Cowboys. His hobbies included; working, fishing, coin collecting, electronics and the Dallas Cowboys. The highlights of his life were his family and friends.
Mr. Koch went to be with his Lord and Savior on August 11, 2008, in Stillwater, OK.
He is survived by his loving wife: Ina Rose of the home; two sons: Victor Tovar and wife Kimberly of Perry, OK, Todd Tovar and wife Shannon of Stillwater, OK; three daughters: Melinda Foshee and husband Jimmy of Perry, OK, Michelle Green and husband Herbert of Oklahoma City, OK, and Melody Klokin and husband Greg of Guthrie, OK; two brothers: Clarence Koch and wife Jeanie of Perry, OK, Larry Koch of Perry, OK; two sisters: Marion Chitwood of Stillwater, OK, and Nancy Treiner and husband Randall of Perry, OK; grandchildren: Joshua, Jacob and Jared Tovar, Erin, Faith Foshee, Michael and Amanda Green Taylor, Moriah, Kylee, Mia Tovar, and Josiah Kloxin; and one great-grandchild: Waylon Tovar.
He was preceded in death by his parents.