Saturday, April 23, 2016

Obituary -- Charles Force 1943-2016

Charles L. Force, age 72, formerly of Sheridan, Missouri, died April 6, 2016.

Charles was born December 4, 1943 on a homestead in Nodaway County, Missouri; the son of the late Albert and Vera (Downing) Force.

Charles was a graduate of the Sheridan High School.  He was a truck driver having hauled gasoline and propane in the area.  Charles later trucked over the road for Swift and Company.   Charles had been an active part of the Sheridan Community where he had served as a bus driver, on the Sheridan Community Betterment Board, Past President of the Saddle Club, former City Marshall and Fire Chief for the Volunteer Fire Department.  Charles was also instrumental in forming the group that is now known as Storm Spotters for the area. Charles love of horses had allowed him in recent years to train ponies for various pony rides.

Charles was united in marriage to Joanne Force.  To this union three children were born, Darwin, Lisa and Cindy.  They were later divorced.  On November 28, 1998 he married Marilyn Lindsey in Lansing, Kansas.

Charles was a member of the Redding Assembly of God where he had been baptized as a child. He joined the Methodist Church in Sheridan.  In later years, he attended Wallula Christian Church in Lansing, Kansas with his wife Marilyn.

Family members preceding him in death were his wife, Marilyn; parents, Albert and Vera; and brothers Ronnie and Donnie Force.

His survivors include: son, Darwin (Tanya) Force, daughters, Lisa Donaldson, Cindy (David) Behrens; two brothers, Richard and Robert Force, one sister Linda (Roger) Anthony; grandchildren,
Brandi, Brandon, Lane, Samantha, Charlyse, Jaylynn, Anna, Ben, Kaylin Caroline; great grandchildren, Gracie and Olivia; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Force requested his body be cremated.  Memorial services will be held 2:00 PM, Saturday, June 11, 2016 at the Luteston Cemetery, Sheridan, Missouri.  Charle’s family and friends (weather permitting) will gather at State Highway 246 and Orion Road West of Sheridan for one last ride with him to the Luteston Cemetery at 1:30 PM prior to the Service.


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