Charles M. Embree
Charles Monroe Embree, son of Melvin Rush Embree and Dora (McGee) Embree, was born May 26, 1935 in Middle Grove, MO. He passed away at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at Glendale Gardens, Springfield, at the age of 84.
Charles was a retired Christian church minister, serving over 65 years at various churches, including Akers Chapel, Plainville, IL; Athens Christian Church, Athens, IL; First Christian Church, Clarence, MO; Central Christian College of the Bible, Director of Development; Washington Street Christian Church, Hillside Christian Church, and Son-Rise Christian Church, all of Marshfield. He served on many boards and helped create Crossroads Christian Church in Macon, MO; Shiloh Christian Children’s Home near Clarence, MO; Christian Campus Fellowship at Truman State University; the facilities of Maranatha Bible Camp; and Son-Rise Christian Church. He was very active in the community, serving on the Webster County Food Pantry Board and as the Cherry Blossom Auxiliary Chaplain. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Joyce Embree.
Survivors include his wife Joyce; three sons and their wives, David and Joyce Embree, Springfield, Tim and Benita Embree, Vandalia, MO, and Steve and Brenda Embree, Novinger, MO; two sisters, Janice Scott, Hamilton, AL and Lois Arnold, Chandler, AZ; six grandchildren and their spouses, Christina and Wyatt Jenkins, Catrina and Andy Steinmann, Jolleen and David Kurz, Wesley and Rebekah Embree, Clint Embree and Holly and Ryan Pugh; and 12 great-grandchildren, Madelynn, Zachary, Macey and Maya Jenkins, Alex and Maddux Steinmann, Jayden and Avery Kurz, Kate, Lily and Adeline Embree and McKenna Pugh.
Funeral services will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019 in Son-Rise Christian Church, under the direction of Fraker Funeral Home, Inc., Marshfield. Interment will follow in the Marshfield Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until service time Saturday in the Church.
The family suggests memorial contributions can be made to the Webster County Food Pantry, Maranantha Bible Camp, Christian Campus House or Central Christian College of the Bible, in care of Fraker Funeral Home, Inc., P.O. Box 85, Marshfield, Mo 65706.