West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

 Charles Crass
Charles Crass

Charles Robert Crass was born the son of Robert Henry Crass and Claudia Irene (Hartwell) Crass on January 1, 1925, in Myrtle, Missouri, and departed this life January 25, 2015, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 90 years.

He was united in marriage on June 8, 1946, at Alton, Missouri to Joyce Welliene Brewer, who preceded him in death on September 4, 2002.

He is survived by two daughters, Rosella Simpson and husband, Larry, and Tilda Ann Toomey and husband, Rick, all of Thayer, Missouri; four grandchildren, Robert Simpson and wife, Melody of Koshkonong, Missouri, Matt Simpson and wife, Rhonda, Angela Wilson and husband, Paul, and Brian Toomey, all of Thayer; three great grandchildren, Teanna Simpson, Shelby Simpson, and Garrett Smith; one sister, Helen Sue Crass of Florida; two brothers, Glendon Crass and wife, Holly of Thayer, and Sam Crass of Myrtle, Missouri; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; one great grandson, Cyrus Wilson; three brothers, Blanton, Jerald, and Harry Crass; two sisters, Mary Lou Freeman and Lenora Stephens, and an infant brother, Hillard Crass.

Charles was a Veteran, proudly serving his country in the United States Army-Air Force. He was drafted out of high school and after military service, returned to graduate from Couch High School with the class of 1950.

Charles worked as a logger in the state of Wyoming for several years and returned home to work for Puritan Fashions and Rebel Campers until his retirement.

He was an avid outdoorsman, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, running his dogs, and camping with his family. His most enjoyable times were spent with the love of his life, best friend, and wife of fifty-six years, Welliene. They shared many hours of riding 4-wheelers through the woods and back roads, while watching for deer, turkey, and other wildlife.

Charles was a member of Byrd Church near Myrtle, Missouri.

He was a loving husband and devoted dad and grandpa. He will truly be missed by all who knew him.

Graveside Services will be Wednesday, January 28, 2015, at 2:00 PM at the Thayer Cemetery, with Brother Lonnie Cagle officiating.

The family will receive friends Tuesday evening, January 27th from 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home chapel in Thayer.

Burial will be in the Thayer Cemetery at Thayer, Missouri with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.




  1. Paula England
    January 29, 2015 @ 11:30 am

    I am so very sorry to hear about your dad. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Paula England


  2. Jennifer Crass
    January 29, 2015 @ 1:39 pm

    Dear Family,
    I just heard about Charles..I’m so sorry my heart breaks for all of you.. It is a very hard thing to let them go. But he and Willene are together again. This time no one will keep them apart. This has to bring happiness to your hearts. And I think about the siblings being together with their parents..
    It is just so hard for us that is left behind.
    There will be alot of tears shed every day. But remember one day everyone will be together again. So until that time comes just remember all the memories good and bad because you will need laughter and tears and the main thing is to be there for each other..
    Charles until I meet you again love you and may you Rest In Peace .
    Love all of you,
    Aunt Jennifer


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