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Charles William Dare, age 80

Charles William Dare, 80, of Jacksonville, Ar. and Commerce City, Co. passed peacefully from this life on Thursday, September 21st, 2023 at his home surrounded by his loved ones.

He was born in Brawley, California on April 7th, 1943 to Delbert & Ivy (Bowers) Dare.

Charles (Chuck), was a firefighter / cook for Central Valley, California for several years before moving to Colorado. There he worked as an iron worker for IronWorker Local 24 as a foreman before his retirement.

He enjoyed working on vehicles, fishing, hunting, putting puzzles together and painting everything! He was always full of praise to the Lord and was very passionate about his home church in Thornton, Co. at TruVine with his Pastor Robert Kerley & family, whom he loved so much, and friends. After moving to Arkansas, he enjoyed and loved being with his church family at New Life Church in Cabot, Ar. where he served as an usher and volunteer for Celebrate Recovery.

Charles is survived by his 4 children Chris (Dianne) Dare of Jacksonville, Ar., Melissa Dare of North Little Rock, Ar., Jonathan (Jenna) Dare of Byers, Co., Cindy (Darrell) Collins of Shreveport, La.; 13 Grandchildren and 21 Great Grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 51 years, Gwendole (Haymon) Dare and a sister, Sue Kenfield of Colorado Springs, Co.

A memorial service will be held on Oct. 6th at 10:00 am. at the Provencal UPC in Provencal, La. under the direction of Bro. Darrell Collins and Bro. Robert Kerley, with burial in Provencal Cemetery

A second memorial will be held on Oct. 9th at 7:00 pm at New Life Church, 107 Commercial Dr. Cabot, Ar. under the directions of Bro. Tim Gaddy and Bro. Robert Kerley.

Arrangements by A Natural State Funeral Service 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas 72076. 501-982-3400. Online guestbook available at


  • Lissa darw Posted September 26, 2023 9:14 PM

    Love you dad…

  • Mitch an Billie treat Posted September 28, 2023 5:10 PM

    We loved Charlie an he was a great neighbor.

  • Angela Ewing Posted September 28, 2023 7:23 PM

    Uncle Charles, I am already missing you. Your sense of humor, your laugh, your stories, how you cared about me and my brother. You always stayed in touch over the years and the miles. It is obvious by the outpouring of love and respect that you had a huge and positive impact on all those around you. Thank you for being you, and being an excellent Uncle. You will always be in my memories and in my heart.
    Love you, Angela.

    • Chris Posted September 30, 2023 10:05 PM

      Thank you Angela that is a great tribute.

  • Darrell and Cindy Posted October 6, 2023 6:03 AM

    October 6, 2023
    Pops, we will miss you more than words can express. Your jolly laugh and big smile are what made some of your nieces call you, Uncle Chuckles! You always enjoyed just sitting together with family, visiting and singing, or simply sitting outside, enjoying the front porch and watching the neighborhood activity with Mom.
    Thank you for being faithful to the Lord, your church and your pastor. You always went early to pray and set a good example by your dedication to the work of God.
    We will always remember you and love you!

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