King-Lynk Funeral Home Obituary – Charles T. Gathers, 81, Fort Madison


Charles T. Gathers, 81, of Ft. Madison passed away on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at 11:55 PM at his home.

On December 28, 1989 he married Sandra Hawk.  Charles retired from the US Air Force after twenty one years of service.

   Survivors include his wife, Sandy Gathers of Ft. Madison; three children Randy Gathers, Lynda Ferrel and Neal Gathers; seven grandchildren, four great grandchildren with two on the way; two step children, Shelley Hawk and Corey Hawk; seven step grandchildren, ten step great grandchildren with one on the way.

   Per his wishes, cremation has been entrusted to King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.  A graveside service will be held on Friday, August 10, 2018 at 1:30 PM at Soldiers’ Circle, Oakland Cemetery with Pastor Mark Lowman officiating.  Military rites will be performed by the Ft. Madison Veterans Honor Guard.

   A memorial has been established in his memory and online condolences may be left at

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