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Tuesday March 23, 2021, Charles Newman Starke Sr., beloved husband, dad, grandpa, son, uncle and friend passed away at the age of 61. Newman was born on August 1, 1959 to Charles and Zella Starke. On September 2, 1978, Newman married Karen.
Newman graduated with an Associates of Science Pre-Engineering Degree in 2010 from Lincoln University. He went on to gain an Associates of Applied Science Drafting Technology Degree and a Bachelor of Science Civil Engineering Technology Degree in 2015 also from Lincoln University. Newman worked for the City of Columbia as a Drafter and he loved his work.
Newman had a heart of gold. He loved to make others smile, spend time with his family, reading and always loved finding a good tv series. Newman was a jack of all trades and was always helping someone or fixing something for someone. Newman was and always will be a superhero to his family.
Newman is survived by his wife Karen Starke; mother Zella Starke; son Charles N. “JR” (Stephanie) Starke of Palm Coast, Florida; Samantha (Brent) Cannon of Daytona Beach, Florida; Erin Starke of Jefferson City, Missouri; Shannon (Scott) Porting of Hartsburg, Missouri; three brothers: Steve (Debbie) Dupree; George (Kathy) Starke; David Starke; 8 granddaughters, 10 grandsons and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Newman was preceded in death by his son Michael A. Starke, father Charles B. Starke and brother Scott L. Dupree.