CHARLES YOUMANS
1940 - 2021
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Charles "Bubba"
Youmans, Jr.
Dec. 13, 1940 - Dec. 8, 2020

OKLAHOMA CITY
Charles "Bubba" Youmans, Jr., 79, passed away in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, on December 8, 2020. Born in Macon, Georgia, December 13, 1940, to Charles B. Youmans, Sr. and Mary Dowell Youmans, of Macon, Georgia, Bubba attended Lanier, then graduated from Darlington in 1959. In 1963, he graduated from Mercer University with a B.A. degree in English. He served active duty in the U.S. Army 1963-1966, the last two years as an instructor, in the Weapons Department at the U.S. Infantry School in Fort Benning, Georgia. He entered duty with the FBI at Washington D.C., in 1966, serving for 30 years, retiring out of the Savannah office in 1996. After retiring, he lived in Statesboro, Georgia, for eight years. He was a member of Pittman United Methodist Church. He was a member of many organizations, including, Kiwanis, Optimists, and did volunteer work for Vista Care Hospice, and Food Bank of Statesboro. In 2004, he set out in search of Janice, whom he had met in 1978 while working in the Los Angeles office. He found her in Oklahoma City and married her in 2005. They traveled extensively for 16 years. Bubba loved this Country and had a passion for golf and football, especially Georgia football. He was a cherished Father and Grandfather to their four children and nine grandchildren. He thanked God every day for his wonderful family, loving wife, and many friends. The "Bubba" that we know will never die; he will live on in our hearts forever.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, George E. Youmans, and sister-in-law, Anne Dunlap Youmans, of Macon, GA.
He is survived by his wife, Janice, OKC, OK; son, Chuck Youmans (Nancy), State College, PA; daughters, Beth Gholston, Peachtree City, GA; Holly Autry (David Autry), OKC, OK; Heather Duit (Tim), OKC, OK; grandsons, Max and Obi Gholston, Peachtree City, GA; granddaughters, Francis and Hannah Youmans, State College, PA; Haley, Chloe, Jessica, and Lily-Kate Duit; and Kallen Autry, of OKC, OK.
Due to COVID, Memorial Services will be announced at a later date.

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Published in Oklahoman on Jan. 10, 2021.
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January 12, 2021
Uncle Bub was an amazing man and someone I looked up to greatly. He was so loving and he was my connection to my grandfather, his brother whom I lost when I was only 8. I loved him with all of my heart and his voice will never leave my mind. I miss him every day, and I hope to make him proud.
Juliet Rudzki
Family
January 11, 2021
I just read the obituary for Bubba. It's strange that after reading an obituary you know a lot more about a person that you thought you knew when you worked with him. I had the pleasure of working with him in the Savannah FBI office. The obituary said that he was a free spirit and indeed he was. In fact-he is and always will be. He added a spirit to life that few can match or understand.
Bill Hinshaw
William Hinshaw
Coworker
January 10, 2021
Bubba always had a smile and a good word for all. He is in my prayers
Gayle E. Rogers
Coworker
January 10, 2021
Thank you Mr. Youmans for your service to the FBI and to our country. Though I did not know Mr. Youmans, I did know Mr. George and the great man he was. GOD bless the family and the good name of the Youmans.
Duncan Matthews
Acquaintance
January 10, 2021
This friend of mine brought much joy through his humor. I have known him as a prankster and joker. We met and walked a long path together. The lunches I shared with Charlie and Bubba as Janice shopped were funny because none of us could hear very well. Our texting and Facebook and phone calls were always welcomed. God bless you Janice. I'll miss you 'Blackhawk'.
Vern
Friend
January 10, 2021
It took me a month to learn of this, but I was a childhood friend of Bubba and often spent the night at the home of his family on Kingsley Drive in Macon. We went through most of school together. I attended college at the Naval Academy with his brother George. In adulthood, we saw each other only at high school reunions, but we remained frineds of Facebook. I will miss his posts and his clever humor.
Charlie Jordan
Friend
January 9, 2021
He was always optimistic and would make me laugh. He’s definitely missed.
Graylan
Neighbor
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