Charles was born and raised in Cape Girardeau where he attended Cape Central high school, and Southeast Missouri State University. From 1968 to 1971 he served with the United States Naval Reserve. After retiring from a life of travel with Procter and Gamble in 2010, Charles gained a real estate license and started working with House of Brokers in Columbia, Missouri.
In 2015, with a real estate broker’s license and an auctioneer's license under his belt, Charles moved back to Cape Girardeau with his family where he opened CP Capital Ventures Real Estate and Auction. Charles has a passion for auction sales, and applies this talent to his real estate business, helping clients sell their property quickly and efficiently.