Charles L. Blood
Kansas City, Kan.
Charles Leonard Blood, 80, of the Piper area of Kansas City, Kan., died Tuesday, July 25, 2006, at the Leavenworth Veterans Administration Medical Center. Services were Friday at the Alden-Harrington Funeral Home in Bonner Springs. Burial followed in Leavenworth VA National Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday at the funeral home.
Mr. Blood was born May 27, 1926, in Joplin, Mo., and was a longtime Piper area resident. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the U.S.S. West Virginia. He was a member of the Western Cherokee Nation of Arkansas and Missouri and the Lawrence Indian United Methodist Church in Lawrence. He was a past Post Commander of V.F.W. Post 111 in Kansas City, Kan. He loved fishing and hunting with his family and friends. He was a boilermaker for Local Union #83, where he worked as a welder for many years. He also worked as a Wyandotte Co. Park Ranger for more than 12 years and previously served as a Kansas City, Kan., police reserve officer.
He was preceded in death by one grandson, Adam Wood, in 2004; and his wife, Rosie L. Blood, in 1996. He is survived by three sons, David Blood, Cross Timbers, Mo.; Wayne Lee Blood, Kansas City, Kan.; and Billy J. Blood, Piper; a daughter, Anita Blood, Edwardsville; a sister, Carolyn Goff, Mound City, Kan.; a brother, Clyde Blood, Ingalls, Kan.; five grandchildren, Tim, Dawn, Elise, Billy and Chrissy; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Arrangements: Alden-Harrington Funeral Home, (913) 422-4074.