Charles Leon Ishmael, 79, of Lawson, Missouri passed away Friday, June 5, 2020 in Lawson, Missouri.
Charles was born in Chillicothe, Missouri October 20, 1940 to parents George and Ruby Cooper Ishmael. He was a 1959 graduate of Chillicothe High School. In November he joined the United States Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne. He served three years until November 1962.
Charles married Judith Ann McCormick on July 4, 1962 in Dillon, South Carolina. Two children were born of the marriage: Bonnye Lowe and Clifford Ishmael.
Charles was employed with the Union Pacific Railroad for over 30 years. In retirement, Charles enjoyed working on and collecting antique tractors and cars. Charles was active in the Lathrop Antique Tractor Club and Northwest Missouri Model A Ford Club. He was very mechanically gifted and was always willing to help others. He loved spending time with his family.
Charles is survived by his wife, Judith Ishmael of the home; children, Bonnye Lowe of Gallatin, Missouri; Clifford Ishmael and wife Terri of Barnes, Wisconsin; Five grandchildren, Eight great grandchildren, sister, Dixie Smith of Kansas City, Missouri.
Charles was preceded in death by his brother, Jimmy Ishmael.
Memorials in honor of Charles may made to Lathrop Antique Tractor Club and may be left at or mailed to Heritage Funeral Home, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.heritage-becausewecare.com
A visitation will be held at Heritage Funeral Home Friday June 12. 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
A funeral service will be held at Heritage Funeral Home Friday, June 12, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
Arrangements are under the care of Heritage Funeral Home in Chillicothe, Missouri