|Charles William Staples|
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|Birth: ||Jun. 29, 1941|
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 2012|
PALMETTO – Charles William Staples, died Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012. He was born on June 29, 1941, to J.C. and Irene Staples. He professed a love in Christ and accepted Him as his Lord and Savior at an early age. He then joined Blackland M.B. Church where he remained an active member until his illness.
As a young country boy, he began to sing Gospel music and during his music career he sung with some of the best groups around. He was one of the Original QC's, one of the lead singers with the Sensational Star-Lights, he sung with the late great Willie Banks and The Messengers, and a number of other gospel groups. After his career as a gospel singer, he began to work in radio as a Gospel D.J. at WSEL, Pontotoc. That's where many began to know him as The Country Boy Chuck.
He fell in love and married Clara E. Rupert, where they were joined in holy matrimony and remained married for 51 years. He was well-known around the area for his knowledge of fixing automobiles and selling gospel music.
Service is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Blackland Missionary Baptist Church with the Rev. Earlie Eddie officiating. Interment is at Blackland Cemetery. N.L. Jones Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his three sons, Danny Stone, Floyd Staples and Darrin Staples, all of Tupelo; two daughters, Dietrich (Jeffery) Lindsey of Tupelo and Angela Gardner of Okolona; daughter-in-law, Sarah Staple of Tupelo; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J.C. and Irene Staples; and his son Elzie Staples.
Pallbearers are Jeffery Lindsey, Shelton Nabors, Charles Reed, Robert McCoy, Chawn Martin and Cyrus Edwards.
Visitation is 5 to 7 p.m. today at N.L. Jones Chapel.
Read more: Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal - Obituaries November 26 2012
Blackland Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery (Blac
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Record added: Jan 29, 2013
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