IMG_0257 (211x300)Funeral services for Charles “Chuck” Robert Barth III, 74, of Ninnekah, will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. in the Ferguson Funeral Home Chapel with Kim Hayes officiating.

Charles “Chuck” Robert Barth, III was born on April 17, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey, the son of Charles Robert Barth II and Anna Mary (Carhart) Barth. He passed away at his home in Ninnekah, Oklahoma on Sunday, May 10, 2015.

Chuck grew up in New Jersey and graduated from Mannasquan High School in 1959. After high school, he worked as a professional florist and owned and operated Blossom Boutique in Wall Township, New Jersey for around 15 years. Chuck was married to Priscilla Height and from this union three children were born, Charles Robert Barth IV, Paige Alison Barth and Barrett William Barth. In the early 1980’s, Chuck moved to Aspen, Colorado to help start and manage a floral business. In 1983 he met Gerry Badgett and a few months later moved to Oklahoma. They were life partners for over 32 years.

Chuck was an accomplished artist, who loved to paint and attend art shows. He also loved gardening, growing flowers and working in the yard. He enjoyed life to the fullest; he was especially fond of the time spent with his dinner club and the time spent at his and Gerry’s lake house on Lake Texhoma where he would spend hours driving the boat all over the lake.

He was preceded in death by both his parents.

Survivors include, spouse of the home, Gerry Badgett; son Charles Robert Barth IV and wife, Janine, of Snowmass, Colorado; daughter, Paige Alison Barth of Eden, Utah; son, Barrett William Barth and wife, Baronne, of Greeley, Colorado; brother, Robert Charles Barth of Point Pleasant, New Jersey; sister, Beryl Pederson of Brick, New Jersey; sister, Margaret LaSalle and husband, Jay, of Boca Raton, Florida; four grandchildren, Kurt Barth, Lila Barth, Samantha Barth, and Ana Barth; as well as many extended family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mobile Meals, c/o Joyce Belville, 1602 W. Tennessee, Chickasha, OK 73018 or to Friends Fur Change, 1801 W. Carolina, Chickasha, OK 73018.

There will be viewing at Ferguson Funeral Home on Wednesday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., and at the service.

Chuck’s wishes were to be cremated following the service.

Services and cremation arrangements are under the direction of Ferguson Funeral Home.