West Plains, MO Location (417) 256-4141

Thayer, MO Location (417) 264-7242

Charles Pease II
Charles Pease II

Charles Talmage Pease II was born the son of Charles T. Pease and Mary Lee (Hart) Pease on January 15, 1958, in Fort Rucker, Alabama, and departed March 22, 2017, in West Plains, Missouri, at the age of 59 years.

As a member of a military family, Charlie found a love for travel, the outdoors, and the arts. After becoming an adult, Charlie canoed the length of the Mississippi River with his best friend, Cory. In his early twenties, he also bicycled around Europe. A true Renaissance Man, Charlie had a passion and love for many things in life. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, golf, working on the family’s ranch, and most of all, painting. His talent for everything he did amazed many people. He loved teaching in the Artic Circle and thoroughly enjoyed spending time coaching his boys and girls on the wrestling team. His love of life and knowledge will continue to live on through the lives he changed and touched.

Along with a tremendous amount of love, Charlie leaves behind his father and mother, Charles “Chuck” and Mary Lee Pease of Koshkonong, Missouri; his sister, Pamela Pease-Spreutels and her husband, Kenneth and his niece, Kendra of Rogers, Arkansas; as well as his fiancé, Laura Knisley of Koshkonong, Missouri and her daughters, Tina and Katie.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Laurie Koltes-Pease.

His contagious personality and warm demeanor will be missed by many more family members, friends, and the communities in which he lived.

Memorial services will be held, Friday, March 31, 2017, at 2:00 PM at the Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with Bud Adams and Jeanette Bragg officiating.

Arrangements are under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.



  1. Jackie and Albert Bowling
    March 28, 2017 @ 7:10 pm

    Chuck was truly one of a kind. He was a generous, talented man and we will miss him greatly. He did so many things and enjoyed them all. We will treasure the memories we have of Chuck and consider ourselves truly lucky to have known him.


  2. Brad Sims
    March 28, 2017 @ 7:52 pm

    Charles and Mary Lee so very sorry for your loss. I remember the good times working cattle with you all and Chuck on the ranch. Again so sad for your loss..


  3. Pam Spreutels
    March 28, 2017 @ 8:54 pm

    Hey Brother! I will see you later. Love you Much.


  4. Pam Spreutels
    March 28, 2017 @ 8:55 pm

    I love you Brother, and always will. Pam


  5. Tammy Hodges
    March 28, 2017 @ 8:56 pm

    Thoughts and prayers are with you Mr. and Mrs. Pease.


  6. Hank - Karen Knisley & Family
    March 29, 2017 @ 10:28 am

    Mr. & Mrs. Pease, Pam and Family,
    Our hearts go out to you in this difficult time. We hope that you may find comfort in that with the guidance you provided your son, has brought joy, happiness and a desire to strive forward in all the lives he touched. We knew Charlie to be a good man. Please accept our sincere condolences.

    Hank – Karen Knisley and Family


  7. Laura Knisley
    March 30, 2017 @ 11:19 pm

    My heart misses your heart. My mind misses your mind. Your joy for life was contagious. You will be in my heart forever, my love.


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