Charles “Charlie” Labon McKinstry, 62 of Wilmar, passed away on November 27, 2015.
He served in the United States Marine Corps as an MP from 1968-1972 and was a construction worker for more than over 40 years. He was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church. He enjoyed working, fishing, coon hunting, riding back roads and most of all, sitting and watching the river at Ozment Bluff, hence the nickname “River Rat.”
Mr. McKinstry was born on June 4, 1953 in Warren and was the son of the late John Labon, Jr. and Dorothy Faye Milburn McKinstry.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Yvonne Rawls McKinstry; two sons, Tracy Rawls and wife Tonya and Carlton (PJ) McKinstry both of Wilmar; three daughters, Stacey Grice of Warren, Jessica Noel and husband Joey of Wilmar and Jenny Forrest Cokely of Monticello; one brother, Richard McKinstry and wife Deborah of Pine Bluff; five sisters, Shirley Stover and husband Larry of Woodlawn, Debra Lawson and husband Jerry of Ackerman, Mississippi, Trish Ferguson and husband Ken of Nesbitt, Mississippi, Ann Hoover and her late husband Paul of Monticello and Denise Lisenbey of Tucson, Arizona; one aunt, Joe Ann Gavin of Star City; one uncle, Ray Milburn of Redfield and other family and friends; nineteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside service with military honors will be held on December 1 at 11 a.m. at the Valley Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to, Life Touch Hospice, 2301 Champagnolle Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730.