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Leaving the loving arms of his family into the loving arms of his savior, Charles Warren Cagle passed on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 5, at 10 a.m. at the Clark Funeral Home Chapel of Memories. in Neosho, Mo., Denny Kruse and Tye Zola will officiate. Interment will be in the Maplewood Cemetery, Exeter, Mo. The family will receive friends at a time of visitation Friday, August 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Home.
Warren was born in Portland, Ore., to Charles Herbert and Irene McClure Cagle on February 18, 1941. As an infant, his parents moved to Exeter, where he grew to a young adult. As a graduate of Exeter High School in 1959, he attended S.M.S. (now Missouri State University) on a scholarship; graduating in 1963. He was a member of the SMS Swim Team and the R.O.T.C. Program.
Following his graduation, he was employed by the United States Government to work on high security mapping during the cold war. Living and working in the urban area wasn't ideal for Warren.
Following one year in the city, he and Betty returned to his beloved Ozarks where he could enjoy fishing on Table Rock Lake, quail hunting and Indian arrowhead hunting. Warren was a true outdoorsman and a gentle soul.
He served the Neosho R-5 School District as a junior high science and math teacher from 1965-1995. Following retirement, he developed a mowing service to provide extra income for his retirement activities. He also worked as a fishing guide on Table Rock Lake.
He and Betty (Ware) were married on June 1, 1963, after dating through their high school and college years. In fact, he told Betty in their junior high school years, that he knew they would marry one day. The marriage celebrated 54 years on June 1, 2017. To this union, one beloved son, Charles Scott Cagle, was born in 1967. Scott married Laurel Goin on September 8, 2001, and they now reside in Neosho.
Warren was baptized at the Rocketdyne Road Church of Christ, in Neosho, where he worshipped since it's establishment in December, 1987. He served as an elder for three years and worked with the benevolence team for 12 years. His faith and Christian fellowship were very important to him. For those who knew him well, Warren will be remembered as a loving husband and father, who put others' needs before his own and for his selflessness, unique sense of humor and thoughtfulness. His passing will leave a big void, but many happy memories for those who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Betty, of the home; son, Scott and Scott's wife, Laurel. Other survivors include a sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Martha and Gary Dunham, of Grove; a brother-in-law, David Davis, of Exeter; and a sister-in-law, Charlé Ware, of Aurora. Niece and nephew survivors are Lorinda Day, of Clever, Tim Davis and wife, Lesa, of Pierce City, Belinda Ware Saaf and husband, Tomas, of Aurora, and Christopher Ware and wife, Misty, of Springfield; along with several cousins and great- nieces and nephews. Warren was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Judith Ann Cagle Davis.
The family request that memorial contributions in Warren's memory be made to the Neosho Christian School, in care of Clark Funeral Homes, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
Online condolences may be posted at
clarkfuneralhomes.com.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Published on August 3, 2017
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