May 18, 1975 - December 16, 2016
Charles Joseph Kurtz, 41, of Waynesville, MO, passed away Friday, December 16, 2016 in the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Chuck, as he was known to this family and friends, was born May 18, 1975 in Stockton, California to Charles Oscar Kurtz and Lois Virginia (McCall) Tudor. The family moved to Waynesville, Missouri in 1982 and Chuck graduated from Waynesville High School in 1993. In 1998, Chuck joined the United States Army and served his country faithfully until his honorable discharge in 2007. He served during Desert Storm and attained the rank of Specialist. For his faithful service, he received the Army Commendation Medal (2nd Award), Army Achievement Medal (3rd Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Non Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Award) and the Expert Marksmanship Badge w/Rifle Bar. He was a part of Operation Enduring Freedom. Chuck was an avid strategy game player who went by the online name of “Shodawk” up until he became blind in 2013. Chuck, leaves to cherish his memory his mother: Lois Tudor of Waynesville, MO; one sister; Amanda Lynn Marcum of Greenwood, IN; one brother: Christopher Kurtz of Lodi, CA; .; one uncle: Donald Denno (Debbie) of Kansas City, MO; nieces: Tianna Helm, Sabrina Marcum, Faith Marcum, and Carrie Kaehn; nephew: Jake Kaehn; great niece: Gabriella Helm; great nephew: Damian Brooks; cousins: Darleen Denno and Rachel Bennett; other relatives and friends. Chuck was preceded in death by his father: Charles Oscar Kurtz, his grandmother: Charlotte E. Crook, and his grandfather: Harold R. McCall.
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