Gravatt, Charles Marvin died peacefully on August 9, 2022, at Delmar Gardens West Nursing Home after an extended illness. He was born in Wesco, Missouri to Maude and Henry Gravatt on August 29, 1929. He is survived by his daughter Deborah Mallory (George) of Houston, Texas and his son Michael Gravatt of St. Louis, his former daughter-in-law Rose Mueller as well as grandchildren Charles Springhart, Brianna and Taylor Gravatt, all of St. Louis. He was predeceased by his parents, his brothers Lloyd and Vernon, his dear wife of 63 years Julie, and his former son-in-law John Springhart. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. He was a member of Nativity of the Virgin Mary Orthodox Church in Madison, Illinois.
Charles, often called “Chuck”, grew up in St. Louis and was an avid baseball player on the fields of Forest Park. He played minor league baseball with enthusiasm until an arm injury ended his career. He served his country as a member of the US Army during the Korean War. He was an expert in Morse Code and served as an instructor until he was honorably discharged. He spent his working career as a regional salesman for the Whirlpool Corporation.
The family would like to thank the staff at Delmar Gardens West for their care of Charles over the past two years and to the staff of Pathways Hospice and Palliative Care for their support in his waning days.
Visitation and funeral service will be held at Kutis Funeral Home, South County, 5255 Lemay Ferry Road in Mehlville on Tuesday August 16, 2022 beginning at 10:30 am until service at Noon. The service at 12 noon will be officiated by Father Nicholas Finley. His body will be interred next to his wife in the Mount Hope Cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Pathways Hospice Foundation.