Charles S. Inskip Sr., age 84 of St. James, Missouri, formerly of Knox City, Missouri died Monday September 10, 2007, in the Missouri Veterans Home in St. James, Missouri.
The son of Alva O. and Verti Kessinger Inskip he was born on April 11, 1923, in New Berlin, Illinois.
On February 21, 1942, at Edina, Missouri he was united in marriage to Vera May Pulis and she preceded him in death on July 25, 2004.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, one son, Carl Ray Inskip, one granddaughter Marianna Thompson, and eleven brothers and sisters.
Surviving are six children, Lois K. Walker and her husband, Charles of Macon, Missouri, Charles J. Inskip and his wife, Linda of Rolla, Missouri, Virginia Hutson of Macon, Missouri, Charles S. Inskip, Jr. and his wife, Vickie of Knox City, Missouri, Larry D. Inskip also of Knox City, Missouri and Dean Inskip and his wife Carol of Ashland, Missouri, sixteen grandchildren, twenty-seven great-grandchildren, and six great-great grandchildren.
Mr. Inskip resided in Colorado for seven years where he was employed for Denver Feed. Mr. & Mrs. Inskip then moved to Rolla where he was employed for Mohr Value, drove a school bus and also owned and operated a pool hall and recreation facility. They then moved to Macon, Missouri where he was employed with the city maintenance department. Mr. Inskip was also employed for eleven years as a tower guard for the prison in Moberly, Missouri until his retirement in 1987. After his retirement they moved to Knox City, Missouri and moved back to Rolla in 2003.
Charles was a member of the Knox City Assembly of God Church. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, and spending time with family and friends.
Mr. Inskip served his country in the United States Army Air Force during World War II from February 10, 1943, and was discharged February 9, 1947, having attained the rank of Staff Sergeant. During his military service he served as a tail gunner and received three Bronze Campaign Stars and a WW II Victory Medal.
Funeral services were held Friday September 14, 2007, at the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.
Officiate for the services was Reverend Mike Myers. Burial with full military honors was in the Linville Cemetery in Edina, Missouri, conducted by Knox City American Legion Post # 358.
Music was provided by Marsha Burton.
Casket bearers were Eric Inskip, Heath Inskip, Nathan Inskip, Corey Inskip, Mark Bruce, and Jerome Thompson.
Visitation was held on Thursday September 13, 2007 at the the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri.