Charles H. “Chuck” Denbow, Sr.

Charles H. “Chuck” Denbow, Sr.


Monday, April 1

St. Joseph, Missouri

Chuck was born June 12, 1937, in Parker to Harold and Eldora “Dode” (Purcell) Denbow; they preceded him in death.

Chuck married Rosie Casebolt on May 23, 1959; they later divorced. He married Rose Preece on June 13, 1980; she survives of the home.

He was a 1955 graduate of Parker High School, where he excelled in football, basketball and was nominated for the All-State basketball team. After graduating, Chuck joined the US Coast Guard.

He worked for Pearl Brewery for many years until they closed, then became an over the road truck driver and later worked in the meat department at Hy-Vee. 

Chuck was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church and the St. Joseph Boat & Yacht Club, where he was an honorary member.

He enjoyed boating on the Missouri River and Lake of the Ozarks. He loved bowling, classic cars and trucks and loved attending car shows. Chuck treasured the time he spent with his family barbequing. He loved annual pheasant hunting with family to Parker. He also enjoyed attending Parker High School Alumni banquets. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife and mother of his children, Rosie (Casebolt) Denbow; son, Brian; step-father, Arnold Waltner; step-brothers, Kenneth and Owen Waltner.

Additional survivors include children, Connie “Disco” Denbow; Chuck Denbow, Ronnie Denbow (Gayle), all of St. Joseph, Mo.; brother, Duane Denbow (Anne), San Diego, Calif.; step-sister, Ione Teizen, Freeman; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; step-son, Derrick, Soanes (Melanie), Norwich, England; his beloved dog, Mitzy; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. 

Funeral services were held Friday, April 5 at Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Wesley United Methodist Church or Mosaic Life Care Hospice. 

Arrangements provided by Meierhoffer Funeral Home & Crematory, St. Joseph, Mo. 

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