Charles Gray Shoun, 82, of Jefferson City, passed away on April 17, 2018, after a short battle with cancer.
Charles was born in West Grove, PA on March 16, 1936, to the late Agnes Needham Shoun and Fred Walsh Shoun.
He was a 1956 graduate of Avon Grove High School in West Gove, Pennsylvania.
On October 11, 1958, he married Barbara McGuigan who survives.
Charles was a dairy farmer in Pennsylvania. He left farming for several years due to a back injury. During those years, he worked for Fuller Brush Company, Passmore Farm and Building Supplies Company, and Kerr McGee Chemical Corporation in the Pennsylvania and Maryland regions. In 1969, the Shoun family moved to Miller, MO where they operated a cattle ranch for the next 35 years. In 2004, the Shouns retired and moved to Jefferson City, MO.
Charles was active in Future Farmers of America and was honored with the American Farmer Degree in 1958. He was also active in Farm Bureau and served as the Lawrence County Farm Bureau president for 11 years. In 2002, he was named Southwest Missouri Farmer of the Year for his leadership and support of Farm Bureau. Charles served as the treasurer of the Lawrence County Republican Central Committee for 18 years.
Charles was a Christian who was active in Youth for Christ (Campus Crusade) at an early age. He was a member at Round Grove Baptist Church near Miller for many years where he taught the senior adult Sunday School and helped start the video ministry for the church. After moving to Jefferson City he served as a deacon at Concord Baptist Church and enjoyed his favorite and most rewarding position of greeting at the door.
Survivors include his wife Barbara of Jefferson City; his daughter, Lorraine Shoun of Laguna Niguel, CA; his son, Kemp (Tessy) Shoun of Jefferson City, MO; one granddaughter, Hillary (Justin) Shoun Prendergast of Denver, CO; and one brother Thomas Shoun of Nashville, TN.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, April 22, 2018, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home in Jefferson City, MO.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday April 23, 2018, at 11 a.m. at the Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Holman and Pastor Monte Shinkle officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to any of the following: World Vision, Campus Crusade (Cru), or Hospice Compassus of Jefferson City.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Dulle-Trimble Funeral Home.
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