Meridian Star


April 22, 2014

Charles W. Schrimpshire

MERIDIAN —     Services for Charles W. Schrimpshire will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Union Baptist Church with Rev. Kyle Routzahn and Rev. John Edwards officiating. Burial will take place in the Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Wright’s Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

    Mr. Schrimpshire, 79, of Meridian, passed away on April 20, 2014 at Anderson Regional Medical Center.

    He was born on June 3, 1934 to Odell and Mildred (Halbert) Schrimpshire in Clarke County. Charles was a member of Union Baptist Church where he served as a deacon and member of the church choir. He was a skilled carpenter who worked for many people in the East Mississippi area.

    Survivors include his wife, Shirley Schrimpshire; step-son, Keith Thomas; step-daughter, Ginger Sweat; brothers, Richard Schrimpshire, Douglas Schrimpshire and Johnny Schrimpshire; grandchildren, Sherri Kostick, Lacy Thomas, Scottie Thomas, Levi Greene and Alexis Sweat; and great-grandchildren, Karlee Kostick, Kendal Kostick and Kaley Kostick.

    Visitation will be held Wednesday from 12:30 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Union Baptist Church, Meridian.
    Online condolences can be given at

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