June 20, 1932 - January 2, 2022
Charles Odell Bostic, son of the late George and Rex Marie (Nichols) Bostic, was born June 20, 1932 in Micola, Missouri and departed this life on January 2, 2022 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Charles married Irene (Koester) Bostic on July 18, 1959 in Maywood, Illinois. She preceded him in death on May 18, 2013. Charles married Wanda Tibbs in January 8, 2014. Charlie served his country well as a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, an elite paratrooper, proud soldier and later serving as a Missouri National Guardsmen. Charlie loved his country and showed it by actions and not just words. He was quick to salute the flag he served and to place his hand over his heart to prove it. Charlie and Irene had fostered over 450 children over 25 years. Survivors include his wife Wanda, children Duane (Lindy) Benes, Silverhill, AL, Debby (Jim) Stokley, Kennett, MO, Cindy (Ramon) Mendoza, Carlsbad, NM, Chuck (Sandy) Bostic, Cape Girardeau and Christine (Stewart) Mayberry, Jonesboro, IL. ; step-daughter, Angela (Mike) Morgan of Cape Girardeau; ten grandchildren Erik (Claire) Benes, Joseph (Abbey) Stokley, David (Tammy) Barani, Michael (Nikki) Stokley, Benjamin Bostic, Dustin (Katie) Mayberry, Amanda (John) Morlan, Allison (Lance) DeBrock, Brandon (Danielle) Mayberry, and Timothy (Stephanie) Barani; step-grandchildren, Amanda, Cody, and Trayton Morgan; Fourteen great grandchildren. Many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by five sisters, Molly Inman, Margie Kennedy, Jean Wright, Georgia Pierce, and Mae Darnell; and one brother, Johnny Doyle Bostic. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Mt. Auburn Christian Church in Cape Girardeau. Memorial service will follow the visitation at the church with Pastor Casey Elmore officiating. Inurnment will take place at Bloomfield Veteran Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to St. Jude’s or Mount Auburn Christian Church, Cape Girardeau. Arrangements have been entrusted to Crain Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Cape Girardeau.
Charles Odell Bostic, son of the late George and Rex Marie (Nichols) Bostic, was born June 20, 1932 in Micola, Missouri and departed this life on January 2, 2022 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Charles married Irene (Koester) Bostic on July 18,... View Obituary & Service Information
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