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Charles L. Scarbrough
November 29, 1944 ~ August 26, 2022 (age 77) 77 Years Old
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Charles Leroy Scarbrough, born November 29, 1944 in Unionville, MO, passed from this life on August 26, 2022, at his home in Catawissa, MO, at the age of 77.
Charles honorably served in the United States Army Reserves, 1964 to 1970, with active duty in Fort Leonard Wood, MO and Fort Knox, Kentucky. He was an electrical designer who worked in the engineering industry for 56 years.
He devoted over 33 years as a volunteer leader in Boy Scouts of America (BSA) in Pacific, MO, serving as Webelos Den Leader(Pack 329), Scoutmaster (Troop 329), Meramec/Osage Districit Committee member, District OA Advisor, and Eagle Scout Mentor. Charles was a member of the Shawnee Lodge Order of the Arrow (OA) and a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award, the highest recognition for adult volunteer leaders for distinguished leadership within a local BSA council.
Charles is survived by his wife of 58 years, Shirley Scarbrough, nee Bagby, of the home; grandson, Jason Scarbrough and wife Kristen; great-granddaughter Alice of the home; sisters, Marilyn Hight and husband David of Grain Valley, MO, Anita Cuaron and husband David of Edgewood, New Mexico; brothers-in-law, Billy Bagby and wife Kelli of Wentzville, MO and John Bagby and wife Terri of Independence, MO; sisters-in-law, Rosemary Ayala and husband Albert of Tuscon, AZ, Linda Browne and husband Richard of Catawissa, MO, and Carol Yashuk and husband James of Hazelwood, MO; He also leaves behind many beloved nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews, friends, co-workers, and scouts whose lives he impacted over the years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Aletha Scarbrough of Kansas City, MO; sons, Michael and Robert Scarbrough of Catawissa, MO; nephew, Matthew Browne of Catawissa, MO, and niece, Jennifer Bagby of Catawissa, MO.
A visitation will be held on Wednesday, August 31, 2022 from 4-8 p.m. at Nieburg-Vitt, Thiebes Funeral Home, with the funeral service beginning at 1 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2022 at the funeral home. Memorial donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation or the American Diabetes Association.