Charles Lee Williams, 68


Funeral services for Charles Lee Williams, 68, of Caulfield, were held Nov. 17, 2023, at Gospel Hill Church of Christ. Burial was at Gospel Hill Cemetery.

Mr. Williams died Saturday, Nov. 11, at his home. He was born Dec. 5, 1954, in West Plains, to Angus and Eunice Williams. On June 13, 1975, he was married at Elijah to Susie Tackitt.  

Charles Lee was a lifelong farmer, equestrian, coyote and deer hunter. However, for the last 18 years, much of his free time was spent chasing his four grandchildren, cheering them on at any trap shoot, swim meet, baseball game, football game, basketball game, volleyball game, horse show and even a tumbling recital that he could make. 

Charles Lee had many names including Brass, Chaz, Charlie and Daddy, but he was most proud to be called “Papa.” Even being a busy Papa, there never was a day Charles Lee did not visit with a friend, go hunting or ride a horse. Charles Lee was known to be a man who couldn’t sit still and never wasted a day. 

To know him was to love him. And to love him was to know that you were loved back.  

Charles Lee was a member of the Gospel Hill Church of Christ. In his earlier years, he was the president of the Twin States Horse Show Association for more than 10 years and is now a member of the Ozark Quarter Horse Association. He earned 27 points with the American Quarter Horse Association after he won his last point on Oct. 21, 2023, in Carthage. He was a member of the Cloud 9 Ranch in Caulfield and visited the King Hollow Fox Pen in Ava on a regular basis. 

Charles Lee was an active volunteer at the Caulfield Community Building. He farmed beef cattle for many years and was sought after to combine the fescue fields of various landowners in and around Howell County. 

Charles Lee retired from Southwest Truck Body (now DRS Technologies) after 28 years. He then owned and operated Williams Hilltop Kennel full-time. He never boasted about his career accomplishments, because he felt his greatest accomplishments were those of his girls.

He is survived by his wife Susie Williams of Caulfield; two daughters, Chrisy Barnes and husband Matt, of Pomona, and Melody Hubbell and husband, Marc, of Caulfield; four grandchildren, Broc Barnes, Brylee Barnes, Charlie Hubbell and Lucy Jo Hubbell; one sister, Wanda Bonham and husband, Harry, of Pottersville; one aunt, Donna Evans of Bakersfield; sister-in-law, Sandra Williams of Pottersville; his father-in-law, Billy Joe Tackitt of Caulfield; sisters-in-law Ruthie Lee and husband, Craig, of West Plains, and Missie Tackitt of Caulfield; brothers-in-law Bailey Tackitt and Windell Tackitt, both of Caulfield; many nieces, nephews and cousins; his friends with the Ozark Quarter Horse Association and the circle of friends throughout the years hunting and chasing coyotes.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Angus and Eunice Williams; one brother, Delbert Williams; his mother-in-law Patsy Tackitt; his brother-in-law, Freddie Tackitt; five uncles and five aunts.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gospel Hill Cemetery or Friends of Kids with Cancer and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO  65775.  Online condolences may be left at

Arrangements under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, West Plains.

Ozark County Times

504 Third Steet
PO Box 188
Gainesville, MO 65655

Phone: (417) 679-4641
Fax: (417) 679-3423