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Charles E. “Babe” Moses

Mr. Charles E. “Babe” Moses, 83, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Thursday, November 11, 2021 at the University Hospital.

He was born on March 17, 1938 in Lesterville, Mo. a son of George and Bessie (Francis) Moses. He was married on February 18, 1961 in Miami, OK to Marilyn Leach who preceded him in death on January 6, 2009.

Charlie worked in construction until a car accident in 1957 left him with one arm. That didn’t slow him up any, he was a jack of all trades, actually he could do more with one arm than most could do with two. He worked many years for Broadway Shell and later managed various gas stations before owning his own station in Annapolis, Mo. He was also a dispatcher for Iron County Sherriff’s department, owned a bar, pool halls and an ice cream shop. He periodically worked for his longtime friend Ron Turner owner of Ramsco. Upon moving back to Jefferson City he worked at Warehouse Tire, Ramsco again, Cole County Sherriff’s department, Obie’s Pizza and until just recently, a courier for Lab Corp.

He was a member of Sons of the American Legion SAL Post 5 and Fraternal Order of Eagles.

Charlie was a well-liked man with a great sense of humor and an even bigger heart. He most definitely had a touch of orneriness to go along with that sense of humor. He was always willing to help family and friends. Keeping your word (promise) meant something to him. He loved playing cards and in true fashion, he sported a very good “poker face”. He also loved traveling his stomping grounds in the Missouri Ozarks with his family, visiting relatives, camping on Black River and the Huzzah River. Jumping in the car and heading out for a day trip was common, even taking grandkids in their early years.

Survivors include: his children, Donna Green (Steve) and Darrel Moses (Rhonda) of Jefferson City; sisters, Donna Montgomery (Bill) of Holts Summit, Sue Kliethermes of Jefferson City, and Sallie Jacobs of Jefferson City; sister-in-law, Margaret Veltrop (Henry) of Jefferson City; five grandchildren, Steven Green Jr., Rachel Schultz (Darrell), Megan Green, Erica Willige (Sean) and Emily Moses; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews, and friend Nancy.

He was preceded in death by: his parents; wife, Marilyn; and siblings, Lena Branson, Vernon Moses, Noel Moses, Lorine Moses, Ruby Krohn, Glen Moses, Bob Moses, and Jacque Parsons.

Visitation was at Freeman Mortuary from 10:00 until 11:30 a.m. Monday, November 15, 2021. A Celebration of Life followed at 11:30 a.m. in the Freeman Chapel with the Reverend Greg White officiating. Graveside services was at Elston Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Operation Bugle Boy.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.

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