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.