Charles Henry Souders

A pot luck dinner celebrating the life of Charles and Juanita will be from 5-9 pm, Sunday, May 26th, 2019, at Dad Perry Park North Shelter, 1200 Monterey Way, Lawrence, KS 66049.

Charles died Sunday November 25, 2018 at K.U. Medical Center.

He was born on July 15, 1944, in Lawrence, to Leo Arthur and Florence Eleen Tryon Souders.

He had several jobs thru the years while having his own lawn mower repair business also.

Charles married Ella Marie Holladay on March 13, 1964. She died October 26, 2003. He later married Juanita M. Clark Payne, on September 7, 2004. She died May 20, 2018.

Charles and Ella had daughters, Sondra L. Souders Gillenwater and Jess Eugene Souders (died November 20, 1990).

He loved seeing, playing with, and LOVED being a grandfather to Robert A. Gillenwater (Mary Chance) of Wellsville, Kansas and Kathleen M. Gillenwater (Dana Croft) of Lecompton, Kansas, and great grandfather to Chyanne, Dixie, Dakota, Brayson, Jr, Raylyn, Sarinity Rain, and Gypsy.

Services will be announced at a later date.

Messages & Condolences

From Kathy (Dolifka) Gillihan, Topeka...

So sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. I grew up in the same north Lawrence neighborhood. His brother, Leo was my brother’s best friend growing up.

From Pam and Jim Coozennoy...

So sorry to hear of Chuck’s passing. I worked with him at Dillon’s and my husband worked with him at E&E. What a great man to call my friend. Thoughts and prayers to the family.

From Nickie Lynn Camargo(Holiday)...

So sorry to hear of the families loss of another good man. I was glad to make contact with him the last couple years to get information on the Holladay family. He was always very helpful.

From Sam and Greg Springer...

Our deepest condolences to you and your family during this time of grief. Stay strong and take care of yourselves.

From Mary Anne...

May God give you all comfort in your time of grief.

From Tracy Rose...

To someone that I have known…MY WHOLE life. You have no idea that impact you had on me as a child. I feel like I was raised between your home and mine. Some of my best memories were in that house with you, Ella, Jess, Sondra and Grandma. I love you and miss you and wish I had spent more time with you when you were here. Now you are with some of your loved ones and waiting for the rest of us. RIP Charlie Boy ( I will never forget when you would pull up in the red truck after getting off of work and Grandma would say “here comes my Charlie boy.” I love you Charlie boy and will see you when I get there.

From Kathy Foster...

Our deepest sympathy on the loss of your dad. May God hold you and comfort you. Love Kathy Foster & Family

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