Charles Duane Taylor, Age: 88
May 20, 1931 -- July 2, 2019

Charles Duane Taylor, 88, Overland Park, KS., died Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Visitation will be held from 11 to 12 p.m. Monday, July 8, before a funeral mass at 12 noon at Cure of Ars Catholic Church, 9405 Mission Rd., Leawood, KS. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa, KS, with a United States Air Force military honor guard. Memorial donations may be made to the Folds of Honor Foundation, an organization funding education scholarships to families of fallen soldiers.

Charles (known as Charlie and Chuck) was born May 20, 1931 in Clearfield, PA, the youngest son of Rolland Valentine and Kathryn Turner Taylor. He was preceded in death by his wife of almost 66 years, Dixie, his brother and three sisters. After graduating from high school in 1949, he joined the United States Air Force where he became a radar technician and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands during the Korean War. He was later transferred to Hutchinson, KS where he met his wife and reached the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSgt).

In 1980, he opened Mission Electronics, where he sold production equipment to radio and television stations, production companies, schools, and corporations. He always enjoyed being a salesman.

Charles is survived by his children, Roxanne Helphingstine (Craig), Carrie Hambright (Michael), Linda Frye (Kevin) and Kathryn Taylor (Trent); granddaughters Erinn Alt (Aaron) and Sara Mozingo (Blake), and great grandchildren Anniston Alt, and Charles and Sawyer Mozingo.

Charlie was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He loved playing with his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and spending time with all of his family. He always enjoyed sports and in recent years playing golf, watching golf and telling jokes. We will never forget all of the fun times we had with him.

 



Condolences

Wineinger Family Jul 05 ,2019

Friend of Alt family ,Leawood ,Kansas

The Wineinger Family is keeping you in our thoughts. Keep remembering all the good times.

Candy Pearson Jul 07 ,2019

Friend ,Wellsville ,Kansas

So sorry for your loss. We have truly lost a great lake friend!! Our thoughts and prayers are with the family during this time. Rick and Candy

Ana @ Randale Hambright Jul 07 ,2019

Sister in law ,Robert lee ,Texas

Prayers and thoughts for you and your family! So very sorry for your loss ! Love you guys !🙏🏼❤️🤗

Dixie Jul 07 ,2019

Niece ,Kenvil ,New Jersey

RIP Uncle Chuck. You will forever be in my thoughts. I can still hear you saying Dixie Lee with your accent. Love Always Dixie Lee

Derek and Shea Stevens Jul 08 ,2019

Friend of Alts ,Leawood ,Kansas

Our thoughts are with your family. Wishing you peace as you process this loss.

Neil Cairns Jul 09 ,2019

Friend ,GRANDVIEW ,Missouri

So saddened to hear of my dear Friend's passing...He is happy now with Dixie... God Bless and rest in peace,buddy...

Lane Klein Jul 13 ,2019

Customer and friend ,PRAIRIE VILLAGE ,Kansas

I too have many pleasant memories of Mission Electronics and Charles Taylor. He not only was a salesman but a counselor to me when needing electronics for my audio work with churches and schools. He was perfect in introducing new pieces of equipment, explaining the pros and cons and doing so without expectations of purchase or payment but just proud to be of service and of his knowledge of each item. He made it so interesting and inviting, that I too had to buy from him. Then he always followed up to see if I got the needed results. If I recall correctly, he had a store in Mission, thus the name Mission Electronics, then another location on the lower level of Ranchmart Shopping Center. I further recall either his wife or other members of his family as part of the company, all of whom I appreciated greatly. He was a gentleman, a professional, and a Christian. God Bless his family.

Event:
Visitation
Location:
Cure of Ars Catholic Church
Address:
9405 Mission Road
City:
Leawood
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66206
Date:
Jul 08 ,2019
Time:
11:00 AM
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Event:
Funeral Mass
Location:
Cure of Ars Catholic Church
Address:
9405 Mission Road
City:
Leawood
State:
Kansas
Zip Code:
66206
Date:
Jul 08 ,2019
Time:
12:00 PM
Google Map: