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Charles E. Collins-worth, 76, Granby, Mo., entered into rest on October 19, 2017 at Freeman West Hospital, following an extended illness.
Charles was born June 13, 1941, in Granby, the son of Milton E. and Roma D. (Thomas) Collinsworth. He graduated from Granby High School in 1959 and had served in the U. S. Army, the National Guard and Navy Reserves for a total of 24 years. He worked as a jet engine mechanic for Rocketdyne, Continental, Teledyne, Saberliner, Premier Turbines, and Dallas Airmotive, retiring in November, 2009. He served four terms as councilman for the city of Granby and also served as Mayor. He enjoyed quail hunting, cattle farming and was a devoted husband, father and papa. He was a member of the Granby Church of Christ.
Charles and Jewell (Dobbs) were married on August 5, 1963, in Miami, Okla. Dhe survives.
Also surviving are two children, Lorie Ann Kutmas and husband, Mike, and Charles E. Collinsworth II and wife, Keri, all of Neosho, Mo.; nine grandchildren, Ross Morgan, Abbigal Madsen and husband, Zeb, Caleb Kissell, Jackson, Sam, Junior, Ellie, Leo and Amelia Collinsworth; and one great-grandson, August Madsen. He is preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Lucretia Morrison; and six brothers, Willard, Carl, Howard, Ern, Dale and Bill Collinsworth.
Memorial services for Charles will be held on Saturday, October 28, at 11 a.m. at the Hillcrest Church of Christ, Charles Collinsworth II will officiate.
Contributions, in memory of Charles, may be made to Honor Flight of the Ozarks or Neosho Christian School, in care of Clark Funeral Home, PO Box 66, Neosho, MO 64850.
Services are under the direction of Clark Funeral Home, Neosho.
Published on October 22, 2017
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