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Charlie Stennett

Branson - Charles A. Stennett, 69. Branson, MO, passed away on Friday, September 7, 2018 in his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born September 18, 1948 in Springfield, Missouri the son of the late John A. Stennett and Mattie R. Wilson. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Danny Stennett in 2013.

Charlie was a graduate of Hillcrest High School and started working when he was 15 as a carhop at the Steak 'N Shake on St. Louis Street in Springfield. He had two jobs in his life, the U.S. Army and Steak 'N Shake. He worked his way up to general manager and after 28 years at Steak 'N Shake with Herb Leonard, he had the opportunity to open his own Steak 'N Shakes in Branson, MO in 1992 and 2003 and Charlie's Steak, Ribs and Ale in 1999. He never met a stranger and loved talking with his customers. If you were at Steak 'N Shake you saw Charlie. He had a generous heart and believed in paying it forward.

He was an avid golfer and enjoyed hunting and fishing and the outdoors. He always enjoyed bird hunting in Gaylord, KS with his sons and best friend for over 50 years, Jim Wilkinson. He enjoyed eating ice cream with his grandkids, and teaching them to eat cookies and milk. Charlie loved traveling with family and friends, especially to his favorite golf destinations. He was a devoted husband, dad and papa and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Nancy; three sons, Charles J. Stennett and wife Caitlin, Branson; Rick Stennett and wife Jessica, Nixa; Mike Stennett and wife Lisa, Fayetteville, AR; a daughter, Charity Underwood and husband Troy, Ozark; sisters, Harriet, Linda Beth and Ruth Ellen; three brothers, Jimmy Don, Tommy, and Larry; eight grandchildren, Chaz and wife Madison; Holden, John, Sloan, Coleman, Anistyn, Ava Joy, and Eltyn; a great-grandson, Denver; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral mass will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 203 Vaughn Rd, Branson, under the care of J.D. Lee and Sons Funeral Home, Rogersville. Burial will follow in Holland Cemetery, Rogersville.

Visitation will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m., with a prayer service beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, in the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to Ozark Neurological Foundation, Attn: Jeremy Loftin, 3100 S. National Ave., Ste 200, Springfield, MO 65807.

Online condolences may be made at www.jdleeandsons.com.
Published in the News-Leader on Sept. 9, 2018
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