Charles Edward Sirratt

Charles E. (Chuck) Sirratt passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, October 22, 2022. He was born in Stockton, MO on May 2, 1937, to James and Lenora (Williams) Sirratt and was raised in the Stockton, MO and Columbus, KS areas.

Chuck was a Golden Gloves Boxing champion in Joplin, MO in 1955. That same year, he started his military career in the US Army. He was a military policeman stationed in Ft. Leonard Wood, Korea, and Ft. Leavenworth. Sergeant First Class Sirratt served in Guam during his 13 years as a US Army Recruiter before returning to Pittsburg to retire. He received several medals of honor during his time in the military.
Throughout his life, he wore many hats: Car salesman in California & Kansas, auto repair shop owner, employee of Dickey Clay in Pittsburg, City of Pittsburg Fireman, Policeman, & EMT, Undersheriff of Crawford County, KS, Shelter Insurance Agent, Hunter Safety Course Instructor, WalMart Security Supervisor, Head of Security at Camptown Greyhound Park, & Chief of Police in Weir, KS. He was a certified scuba diver.

He educated himself throughout these years by returning to college at Pittsburg State University & Ft. Scott Community College, Police Academy, & various other continuing education courses. He loved spending time at the lake.

Chuck married Lena Mae Bertella in 1955. Of this union, 4 daughters were born; Cheryl Barley (Dennis), Joplin, MO, Pam Batley, Cherokee, KS, Renee Pakitsos, Joplin, MO, & Katrina Deters (Grant), Andover, KS. They later divorced. He married Jody Ann Greer in 1977. Jody brought 2 children to this marriage: Angela Alexander, Bentonville, AR, and Warren Stanford III (Richard), Plano, TX.

He is survived by his wife, daughters, stepchildren, 9 grandchildren, & 16 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, Delores Stryker and Doris Keithley, 1 brother, Dale Sirratt, a grandson, and his faithful companion for 16 years, his German Shepherd, Jordan.

Full military graveside services will be Thursday, November 3, 2022, at 1:30 PM at Ft. Scott National Cemetery in Ft. Scott, KS. Arrangements are under the direction of Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Pittsburg, KS.

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