Charley spent the majority of his working career as an over-the -road truckdriver for Associated Wholesale Grocers and Churchill Truck Line.
He was a member of the Blue Springs Elks Lodge and the Teamsters Union. Charley enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. In his spare time he enjoyed traveling, fishing, hunting and camping. In his younger years, he enjoyed dancing with Dorothy.
He married Dorothy Ann Smishek on October 21, 1961 in Lebanon. In addition to Dorothy, survivors include their daughter, Judith Pauline Rice (Richard) of Blue Springs; two brothers, Danny Dismang (Marilyn) and Phillip Dismang (Barbara), all of Lebanon; a sister, Charlotte Strack of Lebanon; four grandchildren, Tiffany O’Riley, Steven Countryman, Rebecca Mausbach and Jenna Diebel; and 13 great grandchildren.
The family will hold a private service at a later date. The Meyers Funeral Chapel in Blue Springs has been entrusted with the cremation arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Crossroads Hospice or the American Cancer Society and may be left in care of the funeral home. Memories of Charley and condolences may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.