Charles Thomas DeShong
Dr. Charles Thomas DeShong, "Chuck" to his family and friends, was born in Ada, Oklahoma on June 12, 1935 and passed away after a short battle with lung cancer on January 6, 2020 in Tahlequah, Oklahoma. A retired English Professor, he taught at many colleges and universities, played trombone with the NSU jazz band,and in the Navy aboard the U.S.S.Midway, and loved music and art. Chuck is survived by his wife, Joanne, three children, six grandchildren and one great granddaughter. A scholarship fund has been set up in his name, and donations can be made through the NSU Foundation. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, January 25th at the NSU Jazz Lab, 315 North Muskogee Avenue, Tahlequah,OK,USA.
Published on January 9, 2020


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