Charles Nelson Uhrig, 81, of Higginsville, formerly of Marshall and Carrollton, died Sunday, Aug. 3, 2008, at Fitzgibbon Hospital in Marshall.
Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at Campbell-Lewis Chapel in Marshall, with William W. Harlow and Rev. Mike Brown officiating. Masonic services will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home, with visitation following from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Burial with military rites will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Carrollton. Memorials may be made to Fitzgibbon Cancer Center or Salt Fork YMCA. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Aug. 23, 1926, in Carrollton, he was the son of the late Edgar Nelson Uhrig and Margaret Mae Dickson Uhrig. He was a 1944 graduate of Carrollton High School. He had lived in Kansas City from 1947 to 1948 and worked for Armco Steel. On Oct. 2, 1949, he married Beverly Joan Anthony, who survives of the home. He had lived in Higginsville since January of 2008, moving from Marshall, where he had lived since 1993, previously living in Carrollton. He was a retired building contractor and businessman. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, serving in the First Cavalry and Canine Corps, and was a member of American Legion Post 191 in Marshall. He was also a member of Wakenda Baptist Church, Ararat Shrine in Kansas City, and a 50-year member of Carrollton Masonic Lodge No. 152 A.F. & A.M.
Additional survivors include three children, Cheryl Kay Rivard of Sebring, Fla., Dr. Jack Ray Uhrig and his wife, Micki, of Marshall and Dr. Linda Gay Hitchcock and her husband, Fred, of Ashland, Ky.; three grandchildren, Jacob Charles Uhrig, William Bernard Beachum III and Paul Anthony Beachum; two step-grandchildren, Alex Rivard and Megan Rivard; one sister, Nellie Sue Clemens of Marshall; one step-brother, Norris Dean Zetmeir of Santa Maria, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his father and mother, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Helen Dean Uhrig.
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