Charles Golden, 72, Independence, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, November 8, 2016, at North Kansas City Hospice.
He was born December 8, 1943, in Fairfax, Missouri.
Charles graduated from Fairfax High School. He proudly served in the U.S. Army from 1961 to 1964 during the Vietnam War. Charles was also a trombone player in the U.S. Army Band. He had a special love for music and also enjoyed photography and working with computers.
Charles was a manager in the transportation industry for 35 years. He was also a member of the American Legion Post 286 in Fairfax, Missouri, and Church of Jesus Christ, Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch, where he also served as treasurer.
On June 19, 2010, he married his soulmate Patricia Good at Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch at Independence, Missouri.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Bert and Pansy (Foltz) Golden; first wife, Helen Louise (Bramble); and sisters, Frances Ivy and Pauline Bryant.
Survivors include wife, Patricia Golden; stepdaughter, Tammy Cappatocio (James); stepson, Paul Good (Veronica); five step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; and extended family, cousins Bill Golden, Lucille Stull, and Cora Bell Yount.
A memorial service was held November 12, at the Waldo Avenue Restoration Branch, Independence, Missouri. Charles was a member of the Missouri Cremation Service. Online guestbook and obituary at
Inurnment was at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Fairfax, Missouri, on November 14, 2016, under the direction of Schooler Funeral Home, Fairfax. Military rites were conducted by members of area American Legion posts. Memorials may be directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee.