Charles H. “Charlie” Missey, age 91 of Saint Jacob, died peacefully Tuesday, June 01, 2021, at his residence in Saint Jacob.
He was born on Wednesday, December 25, 1929, in Fertile, MO, the son of Joseph and Belle (nee Sonsoucie) Missey.
On Saturday, September 03, 1955, he married Lola (Tootie) M. Missey, nee Reding, at Hope Lutheran Church, Highland.
Charlie was drafted into the US Army in 1951 serving two years during the Korean War. He was later employed with BFI, Acme, and he retired from Mississippi Gas Company. Charlie was a faithful member of Hope Lutheran Church, Highland; American Legion; and former member of the Teamsters Local 50-Belleville. Throughout his life, he enjoyed softball, bowling, fishing and golfing. His later hobbies included collecting scrap, playing cards and sitting on the swing visiting passersby. Charlie knew no strangers and this applied to the birds, squirrels and rabbits that seemed to know him. But Charlie’s wife, 3 children, 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren were the greatest source of his pride and joy. His light will continue to shine in their smiles. His loving family is comforted by Charlie’s personal relationship with his Lord and Savior.
Survivors include: Wife – Lola M. “Tootie” Missey, Saint Jacob; Son – Joseph M. (Pam) Missey, Highland; Daughters – Karen S. (Karen) Missey; Cynthia L. “Cindy” Missey, Belleville; Grandchildren – Jennifer M. (Michael) Durbin; Joseph C. (Brian Bartling) Missey; Joshua S. (Melissa) Missey; Jared M. (Lauren) Missey; Jordan D. Missey; Benjamin T. “Tyler” Ellis; Great Grandchildren – Noah Durbin; Allyson Durbin;
Caleb Durbin; Lillyann Durbin; Aubrey Missey; Audrianna Lugge; Brynlee Missey; Jaxon Missey; Bryson Missey; Karsyn Missey; Brother – Donald (Dorothy) Missey; Sisters In-Law – Sylvia Pendergraft; Janet Ripperda; Sherry (Charlie) Bresnahan; Brothers In-Law – Darwin (Cheryl) Reding; Scott (Lynn) Novak.
He was preceded in death by: Father – Joseph Kyle Missey – Died 05/31/1980; Mother – Belle E. (nee Sonsoucie) Missey – Died 01/28/1975; Great Grandchild – Isaiah Durbin (Died at Birth 2008); Sisters – Floretta Bequette; Fern Bequette – Died 6/18/2001; Brothers – Wallace Missey; Emmett E. Missey – Died 7/30/1970; Joseph Hollis Missey – Died 07/12/1988; Joseph Roy Missey – Died 07/15/1983; Half Sister – Leona Pendergraft; Half Brother – Robert J. Sonsoucie – Died 08/03/1987; Brothers In-Law – Leo Bequette; Raymond Bequette; Orville Pendergraft; Sisters In-Law – Mary Ellen Missey; Virginia Missey; Mabel Sonsoucie; Pat Missey; Marianne Schulte; Brothers In-Law – Clarence Reding; Alphonse Ripperda.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Sunday, June 06, 2021, at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland, IL and from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Monday, June 07, 2021, at Hope Lutheran Church in Highland.
Funeral Service will be at 10:00 AM on Monday, June 07, 2021, at Hope Lutheran Church in Highland, with Rev. Scott Busacker, Pastor, officiating.
Interment will be at Keystone Cemetery in Saint Jacob.
Memorial contributions may be made to Hope Lutheran Church Building Fund or BJC Hospice.
Arrangements are being handled by Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland.