Charles Moots

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Charles Moots

July 05, 1932 -

Charlie was born July 5, 1932 in Queen City, Mo. to Stanley C. and Lucile Wren Moots. Charlie spent his childhood in Queen City working on the family farm. He graduated from Queen City High School in 1950 and attended Kirksville State Teachers College (now Truman University) in Kirksville, Mo. where he graduated in 1954. During college, Charlie joined the Naval Reserves and enrolled in the Officers Candidate School. Upon graduating from college, he joined the Navy full time. He served as a Lt. JG aboard the USS Constant, MSO 427 during the Korean War. In his later years, he reconnected with other members who had served on the Constant and attended several reunions in many states. They were known as Iron Men in Wooden Ships.
Upon an honorable discharge from the Navy, Charlie accepted a job teaching math in Callao, Mo. and was surprised to find out he was also the Principal. He made lifelong friends with his students and always tried to keep in touch. He later taught woodworking and shop at Truman Jr. High in Independence, Mo. While teaching in Independence he lived in Kansas City, Kan. There, he met the girl next door who would become the love of his life. Charlie and Evelyn married in October of 1959. They moved to Overland Park, Kan. to raise their four children. He was transferred to Edmond, Okla. in 1977.
Charlie spent much of his professional life with National Life and Accident Insurance Company, earning every award there was to win. After the company was sold, he opened his own agency, The Charles G. Moots Insurance Agency in 1984. His customers trusted and loved him, and he loved serving them.
Charlie and Evelyn were charter members of Knox Presbyterian Church in Overland, Kan. where he served as an elder and called on visitors every Sunday. In Edmond, he was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Edmond where he also served as an elder. He was a man of great faith and loved serving the Lord.
Charlie is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Tom, and Doyle; and sisters, Wanda Black and Oneita Harris.
He is survived by his brother James and wife Twila Moots of Gallup, N.M. and loved sister-in-law Jerry Hill of Oak Grove, Mo. Charlie also leaves behind his wife Evelyn of the home; son, Michael Moots and fiancée Susan; daughters, Kathryn Huntington and husband Dave, Carolyn Pape and husband Charlie, and Alicia St.Cyr and husband Phil; grandchildren, Charlie and wife Jennifer Moots, E.J. Moots, Ashley Moots and Jeremy Moots, Christina and husband Jim Singh, Jonathan and wife Sonya Huntington, Jessica and husband Bo Allen, Ryan St.Cyr, Meagan and husband Adam Mennenga; 11 great-grandchildren as well as those near and dear to his heart, Anne Madole Kinskey, Leanne Moots, Jason Hadley and many loving nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Charlie will be 12-5 p.m. Monday, May 21, 2018 at Crawford Funeral Service, Edmond, OK with the family greeting friends from 5-7 p.m.
A celebration of life service will 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at the First Presbyterian
Memorial donations may be made out to Turning Point Ministries, P.O. Box 2437 Edmond, OK 73083-2437.
Published on May 18, 2018
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