Charles “Charlie” Wynne Stahl
June 14, 1944 – July 16, 2017
Charles Wynne Stahl died July 16, 2017. Charles was the first born of thirteen in Jameson, Missouri on the family farm to Andy and Mary Stahl. Most of his school years were spent at Coffee, Hamilton, and Weatherby. He graduated from Maysville High School in May of 1962. The day after his graduation he went to basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, came home on a short leave and then shipped out to Europe for 33 months. In the Army he served as a heavy equipment mechanic. He returned home to Maysville Missouri and continued using his mechanical gifts at Harwood Garage from 1965 – 1969.
On June 2, 1967 he was joined in marriage to Rita Joyce Owen at the First Christian Church in Maysville, Missouri. Their little family grew to three on August 23, 1968 with the birth of their daughter, Dana Joyce Stahl. In November 1969, Charles would transfer from Maysville to Trenton Missouri where he would begin his 30 year journey with Carnation, beginning as a Maintenance Man and then quickly being promoted to Maintenance Supervisor, the company later becoming Nestle. He completed his certification in Heating and Air Conditioning in 1970. The following year he and Rita would be blessed with a son, Charles Gregory Stahl on October 6, 1971. Charles became a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ at an early age and was a member of the Fairport Baptist Church in Fairport, MO.
Charles was a loving family man, caring for others his entire life. He was called Charles by his family…Charlie to his friends and co-workers. Charles was an accomplished mechanic that was as gifted at the trade as anyone we have ever known. As skillful as he was with the tools in his shop, he was equally as giving to everyone that he came into contact with. Always looking for a the opportunity to fill a heart or to bless a life. He was an incredibly patient man; a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend.
Charles is survived by his wife; Rita of the home, his children Dana & Mitch Barnes of Lathrop, Mo, Greg & Nicole Stahl of Marceline, Mo. Grandchildren; Megan & Aaron Gudde, Melanie Barnes, Dustin Barnes, Madison Stahl, and Kenzie Stahl. Great grandchildren; Remington, Emerson, and Gipson Gudde. His twelve siblings; Jeannie Hall, Laura Ruth Barnes, Hank Stahl, Larry Stahl, Elain Stahl, Ronnie Stahl, Mary Ellen Morrow, Andy Stahl, Danny Stahl, Linda Kay Ellis, Randy Stahl,and Debbie Sue Stahl. Charles was preceded in death by his mother and father Andy and Mary Stahl and great granddaughter Addison Faith Gudde.
Celebration of Life will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Fairport Baptist Church with burial in Oak Lawn Cemetery with full military honors. Visitation: 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at Turner Family Funeral Home of Maysville. In lieu of flowers the family request all donations to go to Children’s Mercy Hospital for Congenital Heart Disease or Fairport Baptist Church. Online condolences: www.turnerfamilyfuneral.com