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Charles E. Kilgore

October 5, 1935 ~ May 3, 2018 (age 82)


Charles Edward “Charlie” Kilgore, Sr, 82, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, formerly of Harrison, Arkansas, was born, October 5, 1935, in Newton County, Arkansas, near Jasper, the son of Austin Arble and Stella Madine (Arbaugh) Kilgore.  He departed this life, Thursday, May 3, 2018, at the Pleasant Hill Health & Rehabilitation Center.

Charlie was employed at the General Motors Leads Plant in Kansas City retiring in 1986.  He was a member of the U.A.W. Local #31 Union and former president of the Harrison, Arkansas Famers Market Association.  He loved hunting, fishing, and gardening and was especially known for his tomatoes and large watermelons.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; his daughter, Charlene Dufresne; and one grandson, Chris Vernon.

He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Charles, Jr. and Liana Kilgore of Pleasant Hill; two grandchildren, Jenna (and Jordan) Williamson of Pleasant Hill, and Amanda (and Ryan) Walker of Berthoud, Colorado; seven great grandchildren, Eli, Paige, Brendan, Jordan, Zoey, Willow, and Luna; three brothers, Orlan Kilgore, Ronnie Kilgore, and Eddie (and Meshelle) Kilgore, all of Jasper, Arkansas; three sisters, Onieda (and Steve) DesJarden of Harrison, Lisa (and Randy) Spencer of Jasper, and Peggy (and Leroy) Edwards of Omaha, Arkansas; and many relatives and friends.

Visitation was held Thursday, May 10, 2018, at the Coffman Funeral Home, Jasper, Arkansas.

Graveside funeral services were held Friday, May 11, 2018, at the Low Gap Cemetery, Low Gap, Arkansas.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

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Local Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550

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