Graveside services with Military honors for Charles Grote are scheduled for 1 p.m., Tuesday, in the Parks Cemetery in Carthage, Mo. The family will also have a celebration of life memorial service at the First United Methodist Church in Ardmore at 11  a.m. Thursday.  Rev. David Daniel will officiate both services.
Charles was born May 30, 1944, in Kansas City, Mo. to Charles Ernst Grote and Kathrine (McMurphy) Grote. He passed this life on Jan. 18, 2019, at his residence in Ardmore. (To be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.)
Charles grew up in Carthage, Mo., and graduated from Carthage High School in 1962. He played baseball in Carthage with the American Legion where he played catcher.   Baseball became a passion for the rest of his life.  He played a lot of baseball, coached baseball and loved watching his Cardinals and Rangers.  Charles loved fishing, especially with his son and son-in-law. He never found a fishing hole he didn’t want to fish.
Charles and Alice Hailey were married Aug. 14, 1965, in Carthage, Mo., and spent the next 53 years working together and raising a family and enjoying life with each other and their children. Together they owned and operated Shenanigans Clothing Store for 25 years.  Charles worked for many of the large retailers before setting out on his own, including Sears and JC Penny’s.  
He was active in the community including serving on the Arbuckle Area Council for the Boy Scouts of America and served as a leader for Troop # 5.  He was active in the First United Methodist Church in Ardmore where he served on many committees and mission activities.  
Charles in survived by his wife of the home Alice Grote; daughter, Michele Lynne Brownfield and her husband William of Frisco, Texas.; son, Michael David Grote and his wife Heather Wiebe Grote of Columbia, Mo.; Grandson, Billy Brownfield.  
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister Jane Eleanor Grote.
Family request memorials be made to the Arbuckle Area Boy Scouts at or Carthage Youth Baseball League % Chris Horine 1833 Wynwood Dr. Carthage Mo, 64836 or Global Outreach Team Faith Promise % First United Methodist Church, 501 W. Main, Ardmore, Ok. 73401.  
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