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“My heart is saddened to hear of the passing of my Uncle Charlie, Prayers to all of the family. I will always remember him kindly. He always wanted...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Cynthia Joyce - Grand Junction, CO

“Our deepest sympathy to the family of this wonderful man. He will be greatly missed. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Lisa & Ronnie Copeland - MO

“A great man. I will miss him. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Devin Johnson - SAINT CHARLES, MO

“To the entire family, we are so sorry for your loss. Charles was a good and kind man. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Kim Perry - Piedmont, MO - Friend

“Sorry to hear about his passing. He was the best friend and we will miss him. ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Jim and Diane Julius - WESLACO, TX

“I am sorry for the sudden loss of Uncle Charle. He will be missed, I will miss his laugh. He was always laughing and seem to be happy. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Christina Enloe - Steelville, MO


Charles Robert Earnest Sr. of Piedmont, Missouri passed away March 10, 2017 in Poplar Bluff, Missouri at the age of 68 years. He was born February 16, 1949 in St. Louis, Missouri the son of the late Claude Robert and Marion L. (Dannewitz) Earnest.

On January 5, 1966 he was united in marriage to Lynn Lincoln who preceded him in death on June 23, 2011. On April 4, 2015 he was united in marriage to Linda Sue (Gilbreath) Kelsoe who survives. Charles is also survived by his children; John Earnest and wife Beverly of Ironton, Missouri, and Jamie Inman and husband Doug of Ironton, Missouri, stepsons; Harold Eugene Kelsoe and Danny Kelsoe both of Williamsville, Missouri, and his brother, John Earnest of Goldsboro, North Carolina. Surviving grandchildren include; Matthew Stafford, Jonathan Earnest and wife Monica, Levi Earnest, Austin Earnest, Johnelle Earnest, Kyle Inman, and Katelyn Inman, eight step grandchildren, and six step great grandchildren as well as a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Charles was preceded in death by his brother, Ralph Earnest and his sisters, Martha Foister and Peggy Meek.

Charles retired after working many years as a truck driver. He was a member of Harvest Baptist Church in Piedmont.