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In Memory of

Charles Olubunmi Ademola Oyenuga

February 6, 1956 - October 10, 2016

Obituary


Charles "Olubunmi Ademola" Oyenuga, 60, entered fully into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Monday, October 10, 2016 in Chester, Virginia.

Charles was born to the late Adolphus Adeoye Oyenuga, a cherished father over his church congregation and Florence Abosede Oyenuga, a teacher and homemaker. He was born the fourth son of six brothers in Enugu, Nigeria on February 6, 1956. He excelled in the study of math and science from an early age. His academic scholarship afforded him the opportunity to be accepted into the University of Massachusetts' prestigious Mechanical Engineering...

Charles "Olubunmi Ademola" Oyenuga, 60, entered fully into the presence of his Lord and Savior on Monday, October 10, 2016 in Chester, Virginia.

Charles was born to the late Adolphus Adeoye Oyenuga, a cherished father over his church congregation and Florence Abosede Oyenuga, a teacher and homemaker. He was born the fourth son of six brothers in Enugu, Nigeria on February 6, 1956. He excelled in the study of math and science from an early age. His academic scholarship afforded him the opportunity to be accepted into the University of Massachusetts' prestigious Mechanical Engineering Program, graduating Summa cum Laude in 1979. He went on to receive his Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Robotics and Manufacturing Automation) from Georgia Institute of Technology. He served as a project engineer at J. M Huber Corporation in Macon, GA and as a Mechanical Engineer at Stone & Webster Corporation in Boston, MA before joining Proctor & Gamble in 1986. During his 21 year tenure at P&G, he became a highly sought-after global engineer. In this capacity, he developed expertise in operations and engineering technology systems for high speed product converting processes, which encapsulates the adage "let machine do more, so that man can do more", thereby making essential personal care products affordable to people around the globe. His gift for global development positioned him to oversee manufacturing operations in various countries including, the United States, Nigeria, Kenya, Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, India, Venezuela, Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Argentina, the United Kingdom, Hungary, Ukraine, and Yemen. In 2007, Charles founded SMC Global and Technocraft, which enabled him to convert what he learned in the industry into relevant technology that is still impacting the lives of marginalized people in developing communities.

Charles was blessed with a large and loving family. In 1980, he married Patricia Worthy in Macon. GA. They remained married for eight years. In 1992, Charles married Cynthia James in Cincinnati, OH. They remained married for 23 years. He fathered four daughters: Trisha, Charssia, Nyasha and Adesina. He was a dedicated, God-centered, and nurturing father who provided wise-counsel to his children. In addition to his children, he is survived by his grandson Da'Khari; and his siblings Frank (Zenobia), Alex, Parker (Wunmi), Rotimi (Femi), and Tope (Christana); and 23 nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his brother Segun.

The Lord gifted Charles with the ability to accomplish extraordinary things during his 60 years. He was passionate about sharing his wealth of knowledge and wisdom with his family and communities around the globe. His life and work will leave a lasting impact in all the lives that he has touched. Our comfort lies in the truth: "We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord (2 Corinthians 5:8)."

In Loving Memory of Charles "Olubunmi Ademola" Oyenu