March 20, 1927 - December 20, 2017
Service Date: December 23, 2017
Funeral Home Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Lawson
Cemetery Lawson Cemetery
- Visitation: 5-7p, Friday, December 22, 2017, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Lawson
- Memorial Service: 3p, Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Lawson
- Burial: Lawson Cemetery
Charles W. Lebold, 90, a life-long resident of Lawson, MO, died December 20, 2017.
Visitation will be Friday, December 22, 2017, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Lawson, Lawson, MO. Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m., Saturday, December 23, 2017, at Hidden Valley Funeral Home of Lawson, Lawson, MO.
Charles was born March 20, 1927, to A. R. Lebold and Georgia Brown Lebold. He graduated in absentia from Lawson High School after he enlisted in the Navy on his 18th birthday to serve in WW II.
Charlie married Ellen Buckley on June 25, 1948. To this union were born three children, Gingy, Shirley and Greg. He also has four grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.
Charlie served as the Commander’s yeoman in the South Pacific. His command built the infrastructure for the Able and Baker Atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. He was proud of his service as a Navy SeaBee. He was in the 75th Navel Construction Battalion and 53rd Construction Battalion.
He was a past Master of Beehive Lodge in Lawson and a former Lawson City Councilman. He was a volunteer fireman for many years in Lawson. He carried the mail on Rural Route 2 out of the Lawson Post Office for 35 years.
Charlie was the 5th Generation farmer on his family’s Clinton County farm. In 1980, he and Ellen established Jen-De-Le tree farm specializing in quality timber production. They were recognized state wide for their conservation practices and timber management. They often participated in educational demonstrations on their Century farm.
He was a friend of Bill.