Charles “Charlie” Kiesler McCaw, 69, died Monday Dec. 31, 2018.
He was born Nov. 22, 1939 in Houston, Texas to Ches and Lucy “Luke” Kiesler McCaw. In 1941, the family moved to Rolla. He attended Rolla High School where he played football and basketball.
After high school he attended Missouri School of Mines where he studied mechanical engineering and was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity. He continued his football career playing both offense and defense as four-year starter and team captain. He graduated in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and went on to become a Registered Missouri Professional Engineer.
He completed the ROTC program and entered the United States Army in 1961 as a second lieutenant. After serving in a number of capacities including combat engineering commander, he received an honorable discharge as a First Lieutenant in June 1968.
In 1965, he began his engineering career with Cities Service. Later that year he married Margaret “Peggy” Wadick. Due to the nature of his job, the couple lived in Bartlesville, Okla., Lake Charles, La., Chicago, Ill., Norman, Okla., and Tulsa, Okla. Along the way they were blessed with the births of their two children Missy and Chip. He spent the last 12 years of his career working for Williams Pipeline, retiring in 1996.
He enjoyed playing soccer for 30 years, playing golf two to three times a week, watching the stock market, and old westerns.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, son Christian “Chip” McCaw; daughter Marissa “Missy” McCaw-Frette and her husband David; brother Mike McCaw; three grandchildren; a nephew and niece.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to New Hope Oklahoma.
A memorial service is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 2 at the James Garr Mortuary in Rolla.
Arrangements under direction of James Garr Mortuary in Rolla.