James B Charles

April 19, 1924July 28, 2021

James Berman Charles, age 97, of Little Rock, AR went to be with the Lord on July 28, 2021. Jim was born April 19, 1924 in Perry County, Houston Arkansas to Otis Charles and Alma Fridell Charles. Jim was a devoted husband and a loving father.

At the age of 23 he met and married the love of his life Mary Charles on March 1, 1947 sharing 73 years of marriage. Jim served in the US Navy during WWII. He served as a deacon at Forest Highlands Baptist Church for many years. He was employed by Arkansas Power and Light from 1947-1985. He enjoyed camping, fishing, house boating and working in his shop. He was always willing to help and was loved by everyone.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary Charles, his brothers Bill Charles, Carl Brady Charles and Craig Charles and by his sisters Margaret Arnold, Gereda Charles, and Bobby Kirby. Jim is survived by a daughter Connie Charles Hicks of Sherwood and a son Tommy Charles (Kathleen) of Little Rock and 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren.


  • Visitaiton

    Saturday, July 31, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, July 31, 2021


  • Burial

    Saturday, July 31, 2021


James B Charles

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Joyce Judy

July 31, 2021

Many wonderful memories of Mr Charles and all our Lake Ouachita days! He helped guide many of us to become the people we are today!! Prayers for all his family.

Becky Young

July 30, 2021

Our mother, Lillian Reynolds Shelton, could talk to her cousin Berman for hours. She loved him, so her children did too, and she spoke of him so often. I am sorry I can’t attend his services but I will let my brothers and sister know about his passing. Very sorry for your loss.

Rebecca Ouellette

July 30, 2021

I’ve known the Charles family for many years. What a sweet, wonderful man Mr. Charles was. Always happy and loved his wife & family so much!
May he Rest In Peace

Linda Newkirk—Camp

July 30, 2021

Connie and Tommy , the Newkirk and Camp families have so many wonderful memories of our families growing up in Cammack Village. What good times we all had! Valerie and Drew always remember both of you when they think of their childhood.
Please know out thoughts and prayers are with both of you and your families.
Linda Newkirk Camp