Charles Umfleet Jr., 78, of Fredericktown died August 2, 2009 at his home in Fredericktown surrounded by his loving family.
He was born August 22, 1930 in Mine LaMotte, Missouri, a son of Charles and Myrtle (Tripp) Umfleet.
On March 24, 1951 in Pocahontas, Arkansas he was united in marriage to Betty (nee-Ellis) Umfleet who survives at the home.
Mr. Umfleet Jr. is also survived by one son, Dr. Jeffrey Charles Umfleet and wife Christine of Cape Girardeau, Missouri; daughters, Karen Suzanne Frisch and her husband Brian of Port Angelos, Washington and Maureen Elizabeth Heuss and husband Ed of Bremerton, Washington; one brother, Jerry Umfleet and wife Ethel of Fredericktown; and one sister, Wilma Ammon and husband Raymond of Fredericktown as well as numerous nieces and nephews, brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law, friends and neighbors.
He is also survived by his grandchildren: Jaron Sikes, Jara Lynn Sikes and Alec Umfleet.
Mr. Umfleet attended the Oak Grove and Fredericktown schools and lived most of his life in the Madison County area.
He was a United States Army and National Guard veteran and had served two years in the Korean War.
He was on the Fredericktown Park Board and served as president for ten years. Mr. Umfleet Jr. was responsible for the upgrading of various parks, specifically Jaycee Park.
Mr. Umfleet Jr. was an avid fisherman and gardener and enjoyed many years socializing with his fish fry buddies and friends at the local coffee shop.
Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at Wilson Funeral Home in Fredericktown. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on August 6 with the Reverend Barb Stark officiating. Burial will be at Marcus Memorial Park Cemetery in Fredericktown.
Pallbearers were: Dr. Jeffrey Umfleet, Brian Frisch, Jaron Sikes, William Ellis, Tim Pippin and Dennis Umfleet.
A special thank you to Dr. Phillip Beyer and Safe Harbor Hospice.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the First Presbyterian Church in Fredericktown or a charity of donor’s choice.
Arrangements by Wilson Funeral Home of Fredericktown, Missouri.