Pappe was the son of Arthur Pappe and Violet Major. He was the
grandson of Richard Pappe Sr. and Louise Kornrumpf. He was in
the US Army in WW II and served in the European theatre. Charles
married Frances Anderson and they raised two children.
is well known for his role as co-founder of the Sonic Restaurant
chain. He grew up in Kingfisher, OK and later lived in Woodward
and then Oklahoma City.