Charles L. Amos, 85, passed away Thursday, September 15, 2011. He was born to Marion (Pete) Amos and Minnie Amos on March 9, 1926. He grew up in Columbus, graduating from Columbus High School in 1944.

Following graduation, he joined the Air Corps. In 1946 he attended Kansas State College in Manhattan and later received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of New Mexico, then taught music in several schools.

He later worked for the State of Kansas as a Savings and Loan Examiner, then became Branch Manager for the Columbus Anchor Savings and Loan and retired as Assistant Vice President for the company in 1988. After retirement, he was able to continue his love of music by playing the organ at many local churches.

Charles was preceded in death by both his parents and three sisters, Marjory Brown, Francis Laughlin, and Helen Diacon.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy; and five children, Charlene Meyer and husband Fred, Don Amos, David Amos and wife Teresa, Kay Hobart and husband Aaron, and Larry Amos. He has six grandchildren, Matthew Meyer, Tammy Orr, Jaclyn Vess, Jana McVay, Brian Parks, and Micheal Amos; and six great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his sister Joan Holland and his brother Gene Amos.

At his request, he will be cremated and the family will have a private celebration of life at a later date. Arrangements are by Bath-Naylor Funeral Home of Columbus, KS.