Charles Billups “C.B.” Windham Jr.

Published 12:01 am Thursday, December 5, 2019

April 26, 1923 – Dec. 2, 2019

OKOLONA— A service, with U.S. Navy honors for Charles “C.B.” Windham Jr., 96, a jolly grand ole soul, who crossed over to Gloryland while visiting family in Natchez, Monday, Dec. 2, 2019, will be Friday at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with the Rev. Jimmy Bryan officiating and eulogy delivered by Steve Holland. Wanda Carol Sweeney will sing.    
Visitation will be from noon until service time Friday at the funeral home, 300 W. Main.
Orginally named Charles Billups Windham Jr., C.B. was born April 26, 1923, in Warren County, the son of Charles Billups and Clara Dalton Windham.
Mr. Windham became “C.B.” upon joining the Navy without a birth certificate in 1940. When asked for his name, he replied, “C.B.” A patriotic and devout American, he served in World War II in the Philippines on PT Boat 105 and later PT 181, in the same squadron as did the late President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Mr. Windham was a Mason and a member of Harmony Lodge in Natchez. He was also currently a member of Faith Outreach Church in Okolona.
In 1950, Mr. Windham was employed by Pet Milk Company as a sales representative in Natchez. In 1969, he moved to Monterey and purchased a small store and motel which he named Windham Sportsman Lodge. He also owned a distributorship with Sealtest Milk Company. He was well known for his sales ability. He retired in Okolona in 1993.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Elizabeth Germany Windham, who died March 9, 2007; his parents; two brothers; and six sisters.
Survivors include one daughter, Glenda Windham Burns and husband, Kenneth; two sons, Charles Billups Windham and wife, Lisa, and James Donald Windham and wife, Susan; 10 grandchildren, Bridget Burns, Tiffany Dohner, Dawn Maynor, Tabitha Bratton, Jessica Windham, Brother Burns, Chad Windham, Tip Windham, Will Windham and Trey Windham; and 15 great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephew, Jon Briggs.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Faith Outreach Church, 31312 County Line Road, Okolona, MS 38860, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
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