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Charles E. Moak, Jr.

June 23, 1932 — June 15, 2024

Brandon, MS

Charles E. Moak 1932 – 2024

Brandon, MS

Charlie Moak, beloved husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and community member, passed away peacefully on June 15, 2024, at the age of 91.

Charlie was born in Pike County Mississippi in 1932, where he spent his childhood and formative years.

After graduating from McComb High School, Charlie entered the United States Army where he served in 3rd Battalion, 155th Infantry, 31st Division as Sergeant and Squad Leader. Charlie married Dorothy Ann Allen of McComb and graduated from Mississippi State University with a Degree in Civil Engineering. Charlie then secured a Master’s Degree of Engineering from UNC Chapel Hill and became a Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Mississippi

Then working for the State of Mississippi, Charlie rose to the position of Manager, Ross Barnett Reservoir. Upon retirement from the State, Charlie joined Neel-Schaffer Engineering where he worked until his second retirement in 2022. Along the way Charlie was deeply involved in many professional organizations including AWWA where he held various positions of leadership. Charlie was also responsible for many residential and commercial developments that evolved into what is now known as “The Reservoir”.

Charlie is preceded in death by parents, Charles and Frances Moak, sister, Mary Frances DeCoux, wife, Dorothy, and great grandson Nathan Holcomb.

Charlie is survived by two children; John Moak (Ellen) of Dallas, TX and Charlotte Pilgrim (Steve) of Montgomery, TX.; five grandchildren, Caitlin Oldenburg (Jonathan), Emily Ferril (Michael), Kyle Moak (Mackenzie), Tyler Pilgrim (Julie), and Annie Holcomb (Brady); and six great grandchildren. Survivors also include nephew George DeCoux and niece Elizabeth DeCoux. 

Outside of his professional life, Charlie was an avid golfer and longtime member of Bay Pointe Country Club. He also enjoyed all manner of outdoor experiences including snowmobiling, horseback riding, jet skiing. Charlie also loved dancing throughout his life.

Charlie was a longtime member of Brandon Presbyterian Church PCA where he was deeply involved. He served as Elder and Elder Emeritus, and taught Sunday School for multiple decades in service to his Church family. 

Charlie Moak will be fondly remembered for his love of life, family, and friends. He loved Jesus Christ and exhibited that his entire life with dignity and integrity. Charlie’s legacy will continue to inspire all who knew him.

Visitation will be held at Ott & Lee Funeral Home (Brandon) on Thursday, June 20, from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM. A second visitation will be held at 10:00 AM Friday, June 21, at Ott & Lee followed by the funeral service at 11:00 AM in the funeral home chapel. Burial will follow at Brandon Memorial Gardens. 

The family recognizes the significant love and support offered by Charlie’s church family, friends, and neighbors over the past several weeks along with the loving care provided by Vital Caring Hospice. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Brandon Presbyterian Church or a charity of your choice.

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Thursday, June 20, 2024

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Homes- Brandon

1360 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 21, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Ott & Lee Funeral Homes- Brandon

1360 W Government St, Brandon, MS 39042

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