Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Charles Aubrey McCollum, 69

Charles Aubrey McCollum, 69, of Cabot, Arkansas, was born March 19, 1952 and he was called home by our Lord on September 2, 2021.

Charlie was a construction supervisor with KAJACS Contractors, Inc., where he retired after almost 18 years. He loved to spend his time camping and fishing on Whiter River with his loving wife and family. He was a devoted husband, an amazing father, grandfather, great-grandfather and uncle. Charlie had many friends whom he loved to laugh and make jokes with. He was a man to call whenever there was a problem to be solved. He was one of kind and will truly be missed.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Aubrey McCollum and Mary Deaton McCollum, his son, Charles Aubrey McCollum Jr. and sister, Macile McCollum King.

Charlie is survived by his wife, Karen Glover McCollum of almost 24 years; daughters Robin McCollum Lipke and son in law David Lipke of Little Rock, Arkansas, Tamara McCollum Towns and son-in-law Robert Michael Towns of Austin, Arkansas.

Grandchildren, Bailey Stevens and fiancé Devin Files, Chad Stevens and wife Calli Weaver Stevens, Charles Aubrey McCollum III “Chaz” and fiancée Jessica Godsey, Steven Towns, Gayle Towns, Jaylee Towns and Aubrey Lynn Towns.

Great Grandchildren, Jaxon Files, Corbin Files, Drayson Files and Hank Stevens. Sister, Phyllis McCollum Covington and husband Wayne Covington, deceased, and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and many dear friends.

Graveside service will be held at Oak Grove Cemetery, 500 Oak Grove Rd, Austin, AR 72007 at 1:00 pm on Saturday, September 11, 2021. Service will be officiated by Rusty Robertson.

Please send all flowers and condolences to Charlie and Karen’s home at 371 Oliver Trail, Cabot, AR 72023.

Arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Lana Carter Posted September 7, 2021 11:23 AM

    I enjoyed my friendship with Charlie. Sending love and prayers to his entire family.

  • Patsy Keathley Grammer Posted September 7, 2021 11:44 AM

    Prayers for all. God be with you. Much love

  • lois hammon Posted September 7, 2021 4:36 PM

    Prayers for the family.

  • Eloise Morden Posted September 7, 2021 5:05 PM

    Love and prayers going out to these families. What memories. Rest In Peace Charlie.

  • Bill & Melanie Riordan Posted September 7, 2021 7:51 PM

    Sending our thoughts and prayers for the family and friends. Charlie was a great guy and will be greatly missed.

  • Sydney Homsher Posted September 7, 2021 8:17 PM

    Charlie was my neighbor and my friend! I will forever remember all your nonsense around that kitchen table! You were one of a kind that always made be smile! Many times I have laughed at you until I hurt! I love you, Charlie, and will always remember!!

  • Donna Wilson Posted September 7, 2021 9:15 PM

    Karen know that you and your Family are in our hearts and our our prayers.

  • Tammy Abshure Posted September 7, 2021 11:01 PM

    Sorry for your loss praying for the family

  • Dub & Melba Higgs Posted September 8, 2021 5:32 AM

    Charlie will truly be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers for you all during this time.

  • Sandra (Smith) Goforth Posted September 8, 2021 12:53 PM

    I was so sad to hear of Charlie’s passing. I last spoke with him about a year ago in preparation for our 50th class reunion. He was so happy with his life-wife, family and job. He was a real good guy. His family is in my thoughts and prayers. ❤️🙏

  • Robert Wittenburg Posted September 8, 2021 3:46 PM

    I’m saddened to hear about Charlie’s passing. He was indeed a good one. My heartfelt condolences go out to the family and other friends.

  • Eric Potter Posted September 8, 2021 6:09 PM

    My condolences

  • Loretta Sisco Posted September 8, 2021 6:11 PM

    Sorry for your loss
    Charlie was a great man

  • Amanda and Mike (Fuggi) Farrugia Posted September 8, 2021 7:42 PM

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to you all.

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