Charles Venn

Obituary of Charles Wayne Venn

Here’s a story of a life well-lived: Charles Wayne Venn Sr. (known as Charlie) was born at home in Nash, Oklahoma, the 2nd oldest of 8 children to Harvey Noble Venn and Zella Phyllis Huff Venn on September 23, 1938. He grew up in Oklahoma and Winfield, Kansas, graduating from Winfield High School in 1957. In 1959 he married Helen Marie West and one daughter was born from this union. After Helen’s death, he married Marcia Lee Allison who gave him 57 wonderful years of marriage (Oct. 21, 1963) and 9 more children: 2 sets of twins, 1 set of triplets, and 2 single births. The Venn’s, with their 10 children lived in Mulvane, Kansas and Cedar Point, Kansas before moving to Mountain View, Missouri in the early 1980’s. He lived in Licking, Missouri at the time of his death. Charlie was in the military from 1959 to 1965. He worked for Santa Fe Railroad and Graves Truck Line in Kansas and as a correctional officer at SCCC in Licking Missouri, retiring after 18 years only because of health. At this job, he was affectionately called “Venn” and “old man”. Charlie also farmed his whole life and was currently farming at his passing. His favorite hobby was working. He set pins in a bowling alley at age 12 or younger to contribute to the family income. He has worked ever since. Some of his other hobbies were reading his Bible, books on how to stay healthy, devotional books, and farm books. He also enjoyed fishing, playing cards, dominoes, taking care of his farm animals, and riding his motorcycles. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family at gatherings, reunions, and vacations. He loved telling jokes and making people laugh. He never met a stranger and was loved by all. Jesus Christ ushered him into his heavenly home on August 21, 2020 from Tulsa, Oklahoma at almost 82 years of age. Those in that great cloud of witnesses that were waiting for him were his parents, brother-Dennis Venn, sisters-Kathy Moody and Phyllis Jackson, first wife-Helen Venn, his children’s Uncle Sonny Coots, Uncle Dan Merchant, and Aunt Ruth, grandson-Matthew Tice, and great-granddaughters: Dakota Venn and Scarlett Venn. Those eager to join him when God is ready for them are wife-Marcia Venn of the home in Licking, Missouri and his 10 children: Sherry Tice (James), Mountain View, Missouri, Charlotte Hatley (Michael) Brookland, Arkansas, Carla Ward, Willow Springs, Missouri, Cassandra Miller (Mark), Houston, Missouri, Phalena White (Johnny), Pomona, Missouri, Christine Collins (Doug) Willow Springs, Missouri, Chuck Venn (Shelly), Solo, Missouri, Chris Venn, Licking, Missouri, Michael Venn, Licking, Missouri, and Michelle Wise (Mark) Willow Springs, Missouri, as well as 47 grandchildren, 44 great- grandchildren, 1 great-great granddaughter. There are 4 babies awaiting delivery (great grandbabies), with a set of twins that he was eager to meet. Also surviving are 4 brothers: Harvey, Curtis, Jerry, and Jack Venn. A host of other family and friends treasure the time spent with Charlie and Marcia, including Leon and Carolyn Wyant and the late John Donley and wife Garla (all lifelong friends of the Venn’s). Charlie attended the Licking Assembly of God Church. This is where the visitation will be at 10 am and service at 11 am on Sept. 5, 2020. Pallbearers honored to carry Charles Venn to where his body will rest at Pine Grove Cemetery, Willow Springs, Missouri are his sons: Chuck, Chris, and Michael Venn and friends/coworkers: John Weavers, Phillip Rippinger, and Randy Adey. Honorary Pallbearers: Richard Bailey and all of Charlie’s grandsons. In memory of Charles Venn, memorial contributions may be made to Licking Assembly of God, The Gideon’s International, or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be left at www.foxfh.net. Arrangements are under the direction of Fox Funeral Home.
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Saturday
5
September

Visitation

10:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Licking Assembly of God Church
Hwy 63
Licking, Missouri, United States
Saturday
5
September

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Licking Assembly of God Church
Hwy 63
Licking, Missouri, United States
Saturday
5
September

Interment

2:00 pm
Saturday, September 5, 2020
Pine Grove Cemetery
CR 5800
Willow Springs , Missouri, United States
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