He was born May 5, 1942, in Kirksville, Missouri, the son of Richard Francis and Irene Bowen Rowlison. He was united in marriage to Helen Fox on January 5, 1963, in Edina, Missouri.
Charles is survived by his wife Helen Rowlison of Hurdland, Missouri; his daughter and son-in-law, Tracy and Chris Gonnerman of La Belle, Missouri; his granddaughter, Taylor Gonnerman; his brother and sister-in-law, Lee and Mary Ann Fox of Kirksville, Missouri; his brother-in-law, Eugene Yoakum of Brashear, Missouri; his sister-in-law, Donna Rowlison of Edina, Missouri; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parent, his sister Reta Yoakum, his brother John Rowlison, and his nephew Kevin Yoakum.
Charles attended Hurdland School graduating in 1961. He lived in the Hurdland area his entire life, working as a carpenter until his retirement in 2009. Charles was a member of the Hurdland Baptist Church, a former member of the Hurdland Fire Department and a former member of the Hurdland Celebration Committee. He enjoyed woodworking, welding, fishing and spending time with his family especially his granddaughter Taylor.
Funeral Services were held Monday, May 4, 2015, in the Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home in Edina, Missouri. Reverend Robert Shobe officiated the services. Burial will be in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Hurdland, Missouri.
Musical selections will be “Old Rugged Cross” and “Wind Beneath My Wings”.
Memorials may be made to Knox County Health Department. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1, Edina, MO 63537. www.hudsonrimerfh.com