Charles D. “Chuck” Wilson

Charles D. “Chuck” Wilson passed away peacefully September 14, 2017 in Belton, Missouri at the age of 75.

Chuck was born on Feb. 3, 1942, in Minerva, Ohio. He was baptized and confirmed at Minerva’s First Presbyterian Church. A proud 1960 graduate of Minerva High School, Chuck was an accomplished athlete, lettering in football, basketball, baseball and track. He went on to attend Kent State University. Ever the eternal salesman, Chuck thrived while taking care of his clients in the medical equipment field for over 45 years. Throughout the years, in addition to living and working in Minerva, his family resided in Wichita, Kan.,Tulsa, Okla. and Leawood, Kan.

As a proud father, much of his life was spent watching or coaching his talented sons in baseball, wrestling and football. He also had the great pleasure of watching his grandchildren play sports and always made his presence known in the stands. Chuck himself was an avid and competitive golfer. At one time he arose early to work and then met with his cronies at Edgewater Golf Course in Minerva for their daily, standing 1 p.m. tee time, before heading back to finish out the work day.

He was preceded in death by his loving parents Charles O. Wilson and O. Jane (Keister) Wilson and many beloved pets, including Sonny and Willie.

He is survived by his beloved wife of ten years, Lane, of Belton, Mo. and his two cherished sons, Chaun (Angie) of Raymore, Mo., and Lance (Christi) of Indio, Calif. Chuck’s pride and joy were his five grandchildren, Kyle, Kody, Kaiden, Woody and Lanny. The oldest of three children, Chuck is survived by his sisters, Winnie Davis (Tom) and Ann Fisher (Robin). He was dearly loved by many cousins, nieces, a nephew, business associates, and close friends. Being befriended by Chuck meant “friends for life”.

Time spent with “Chaud” was always an adventure full of his dry wit, razzing, and of course, a healthy dose of competition. He loved talking about and cheering for The Ohio State Buckeyes and the Minerva Lions. Chuck was the undisputed king of 1950’s music trivia and a cook/connoisseur of Ohio home cooking.

The family appreciates the loving care given by Asana Hospice, ComForCare, and the staff at Carnegie Village Senior Living Community. As a fitting celebration of a life well lived, family and friends are invited to gather at Second Presbyterian Church, 318 E 55th St. in Kansas City, Mo. on Monday, Sept. 25, at 1 p.m.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations be made in Chuck’s honor to Wayside Waifs humane society and animal protection shelter, 3901 Martha Truman Road, Kansas City, MO 64137 (816) 761-8151. Condolences or special memories or stories about Chuck may be sent to the family in care of Heartland Cremation, 6113 Blue Ridge Blvd. #2, Raytown, MO 64133 or posted on their website:


  1. Peaches Cunningham on September 19, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    I’m so happy that Chuck and I became fast friends at Carnegie! What an amazing family you all have. It’s been heartwarming watching two loving sisters taking care of their brother and sister-in-law.
    You all are blessed!

    Love you,

  2. Ted Street on September 19, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    What a great guy and friend
    I learned so much about the sales field, especially servicing the customer from Chuck. I have owned my own business for 30 years and much of my success came from what Chuck had taught me. He was so proud of Shawn and Lance, later his grandkids. Hopefully one day he will be inducted into the Minerva Athletic Hall of Fame. He is deserving.
    Thanks for your friendship over the years. We will miss you and will see you again my friend

  3. Scott Shearer on September 19, 2017 at 8:42 pm

    To Chuck’s family, my deepest condolences.

  4. Theresa Locke on September 20, 2017 at 12:59 am

    Angie and family
    My heart goes out to all of your father in law’s family and friends I remember my dad talked about golfing with your father in law my prayers are with you all and so is my love and deepest sympathy

  5. Jackie Bille Contini on September 20, 2017 at 5:40 am

    My deepest sympathy to Chuck’s family. Chuck was a class of 60 classmate and active in organizing and attending many of them. May he Rest In Peace in the arms of our Lord.

  6. Kristine (Knudsen) Stocker on September 20, 2017 at 9:40 am

    Deepest sympathy to Chuck’s entire family. He was a senior at MHS when I was a freshman and Winnie and I cheered together. Both were always kind and friendly to everyone. Their parents were great people as well. I certainly remember their wonderful bakery.

  7. Dale Liston on September 20, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    Sorry to hear of Chucks passing He was a yr ahead of me in high school He was a great athlete I spent alot of time with the family. In. High school Dale Liston

  8. Ron Barth on September 20, 2017 at 9:27 pm

    It broke my heart to hear that Chuck had passed away. Chuck gave me my first big break in business and for that I will forever be grateful. He and I had soooo many fun times together and he could make me laugh like few others could. I can hear his big chuckle now…. Chaun & Lance, we lost a really good one the day your Dad passed. I’m sure you realize this, but the two of you and your kids were the light of his life.

    God bless and take care. Your Dad was a great man and a wonderful friend.

    Ron Barth

  9. Darlene Billiter on September 21, 2017 at 9:44 am

    I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to the entire Wilson families. Chuck was an amazing man! Never met a stranger. Loved life to the fullest. Never a dull moment when one was with him. He was kind & gentle. I am grateful to have had in my life. God Bless You All

  10. J. Patrick Garland on September 21, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Way too young to be leaving us. Chaudy was a good friend growing up in Minerva. His family’s bakery was fantastic. Always fun getting fresh hot donuts when we were passing through the bakery on our way to somewhere. All the best to Lane (CP) & his family.

  11. Thomas G. Knight on September 21, 2017 at 5:32 pm

    I was in the class of ’63 but got to know Chaud pretty quickly because he dated my sister Connie. I remember when he nick- named me fuzzy Knight after the western actor. Chaud always had a great sense of humor and shared that with everyone he knew and met. He was one of the many super athletes in that great class of 1960 . . . they were one game away from going to
    the Ohio State High School Basketball Championship in 1959. Believe you me that was quite a feat in those days. Wherever we go in the final round up you can bet Chaud will make his presence well known. Right on good man!!

  12. Jim Donaldson on September 21, 2017 at 6:23 pm

    My condolences to Chuck’s family, especially to my friend and classmate, Winnie .
    Chuck was one of the first upperclass football players that I met. As a freshman I was overwhelmed by it all. But he let us know that it will be ok.
    He was a true hero and a great guy.

  13. Bob Stevens on September 22, 2017 at 9:51 am

    I am deeply saddened by Chuck’s passing. Chuck was my Sales Manager at Smith & Nephew Perry for several years back in the late 80’s and early 90’s. He was my coach, my mentor, and more importantly, he became a lifelong friend whom I continued to hear from several times a year for over 20 years. He taught me things about how to be a good people manager that I have carried with me throughout my career. Chuck was also one of the best golfers I have ever seen. I always thought of myself as a pretty good golfer until I met Chuck – and he made me look like a rookie. We played often and he always took my money. I can remember one of our golf outings at a course near Minerva when he sliced his ball into a creek. I was thinking that I finally had a chance to win a hole. He took off his shoes and socks, rolled up his pant legs, and walked into the creek with his wedge. He swung at the ball so hard that he was soaked with water and covered with mud – but – the ball was about a foot from the pin. And he sank the putt. Damn. When he would come over to our house, he would have my boys go get their baseball mitts and he would go outside to throw some ball with them. My boys loved him. So did I. And I am going to miss him. However, he will never be gone as my wonderful memories of Chuck will always be with me for the rest of my life.

  14. Dan Baxter on September 22, 2017 at 11:11 am

    Cousin Chaud, as we called him, inspired me at a young age to be a good athlete. He taught me how to be a good pitcher in Little League & Pony League baseball. I truly enjoyed watching him and his teammates play basketball & baseball when I was in Junior High. When I decided to leave teaching & coaching at Louisville in 1973, Chaud helped set up an interview for me with the company, Munns Medical Supply, where he was employed. I was offered a job and spent my next 35 years in medical sales and management. In 2003 I decided to leave Los Angeles and move to Lee’s Summit, MO, where cousins Winnie & Ann lived. I suggested to Chaud to leave Minerva and move in with me, so he could be close to his sisters and families. He agreed and we lived together for the next 3 years. We enjoyed watching a lot of sports on TV and golfing. I also enjoyed his excellent cooking. Chaud lived a full life with a lot of wonderful memories. I was glad to be his cousin!

  15. David L Baxter on September 22, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    My dearest cousin Chaud. We grew up together, we worked at the bakery together, played baseball together, and we were very close. I miss you terribly. I will see you again buddy.

  16. Larry Scott on September 23, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    I met Chuck in 1973 when I moved to Tulsa when Chuck opened the Munns Medical Branch there. I was 23 and Chucks new Ops Mgr..he took me in like Family..we spent many Sat afternoons in Tulsa watching Ohio State Games and also watching his sons in baseball and wrestling
    I appreciate Chucks Friendship and Kindness Very Much ..God Bless him and his Wonderful Family

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