Charles Alonzo Best, 77, of Keokuk, passed away at 6:50 PM Friday, September 29, 2017, at Lexington Square in Keokuk.
Charles was born September 23, 1940, in Argyle, Iowa, the son of John E. and Mary Kay Dunn Best, Sr. He was united in marriage To Patsy Ruth Stark on June 17, 1963, in Keokuk, Iowa. She preceded him in death on January 19, 2003.
He had lived in the Argyle and Keokuk area most of his life. He had worked in production for Decker Manufacturing and for Scotts Company, retiring in 2007. He loved fishing, playing cards, and camping. In his last years he enjoyed sharing joy and laughter with the residents and staff at Lexington Square.
He is survived by a daughter, Audrey Burgess, of Kahoka, Missouri; three sons, Greg (Sheila) Stark, Terry (Brenda) Best, and Dennis Best, all of Keokuk; three sisters and a brother. He was blessed with numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren who survive.
In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Danny Stark and Charles Best Jr.; and six brothers and sisters.
His life will be celebrated Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center at 917 Blondeau Street with an hour of visitation at 1:00 followed by service at 2:00 with Pastor David Turner officiating. Inurnment will follow in Oakland Cemetery.
A memorial has been established.
I had the honor to work with charles. He was a GREAT man. He was always caring, compassionate, and making jokes. There are no words for how much he will be missed.
R.I.P Grandpa...You will be missed and never forgotten... You will always and forever be in my heart... Charles and Cora + kids ⛪
Charles was a great,loving,caring man & very special even dough our marriage didn't last, I was so glad to met him & be part of his life for 7 years .my condolence to the best family & may god be with u all durning this hard time R.I.P.Charles u were very special.
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