Charles Ray BurlingameSeptember 25th, 2019
Charles Ray Burlingame, 78, of Tipton, died Wednesday, September 18, 2019, at his home in Tipton. Charles, son of Phillip and Mary Hohman Burlingame, was born April 12, 1941, in California, Missouri. On July 29, 1961, he married Ruth Ann Rowles, who passed away July 16, 2006. On September 27, 2008, Charles married Ardella Ruth Turpin. A 1959 graduate of California High School, Mr. Burlingame worked for Fisher Pool Tables and Gordon's Portable Buildings before opening up Burlingame Paint and Body, which he owned and operated until his retirement in 2006. He was a member and Deacon of First Baptist Church in Tipton. His hobbies included fishing, hunting, racing and restoring cars and antique gas engines. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Phillip and Mary Burlingame; his first wife and mother of his daughters, Ruth Ann Burlingame; brother-in-laws Paul Imhoff and Kenny Derendinger; sister-in-law, Lynn Rae Burlingame; and nephews, Phillip Imhoff and Jason Burlingame. Charles R. Burlingame is survived by his wife, Ardella Ruth Burlingame; daughters, Diana Ray and her husband Steve and Beverly Jenkins and her husband Scott; grandchildren, Ashley (Jacob) Herrman, Aaron Ray and Skyler Jenkins; four brothers, Kenny, Larry, Glen and Gary Burlingame; sisters, Doris Imhoff and Linda Derindinger. A funeral service for Charles Ray Burlingame will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, September 21, 2019, at the First Baptist Church, Tipton with burial immediately following at the Masonic Cemetery in Tipton. A visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. until the time of service, also at the church. Memorials for Charles R. Burlingame are suggested by the family to First Baptist Church, Tipton. Online condolences may be submitted at www.meisenheimerfuneralhome.com.