Charles E. Dates, age 83, of Silver City, New Mexico passed from earth to heaven on December 1, 2021 at home.
A memorial celebration will be held at 2p.m. on January 29, 2022 at Cross Point Church on Cross Point Church. 11600 Hwy 180 East. Silver City, New Mexico.
Charles was born in Medina, New York to Morrell and Iris Johnston Dates. He was “born again” in New York City at a Billy Grahan Crusade. His Bachelor of Science degree is from Columbia University and his Masters from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. While in college he sensed a calling to serve the Lord in missions. He completed Bible and Anthropology courses at Nyack College where he met his wife, Nada. Together they served as missionaries in Indonesia for 37 years and celebrated life together for 60 years.
Charles is survived by his wife, Nada Sigmon Dates; his 3 “Charlies Angels” Carol, Kathy, and Lorie; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
We will miss our husband and Dad so much but rejoice that he is healthy, whole, and happy and finally ‘home’ with his Lord whom he loved and served so faithfully. “Well done thou good and faithful servant’. We look forward to seeing you again and we love you very much!