Charles Raulston,71, of Poplar Bluff passed away November 1,2017 at his home surrounded by loved ones.

Mr. Raulston was born July 31,1946 in Poplar Bluff, Mo.  He attended New Home General Baptist Church.  He was a master carpenter and baled hay.

He was a veteran of the United States Army, where he was a Staff Sergeant and a drill instructor for basic training in Ft. Hood, TX.  Mr. Raulston enjoyed playing pool, watching Cardinal baseball and westerns on TV, hunting, fishing, mowing yard, driving his tractor bailing hay, and spending time with his family and friends.

On June 27,1981 he married Bettie Raulston (Pitt)  at Memorial Baptist Church in Poplar Bluff.  She preceded him in death April 16,2016.

Surviving are children: Riley Raulston, Michelle Crutchfield and husband Corey, Charles Raulston II and fiancée Melissa, step-son Mark McMullin and wife Kim, nieces that are like daughters: Tresa Pratt and Lisa Aubuchon; brothers: childhood friend like a brother Kenny Barker; sister: Beulah Pratt; grandchildren: Cori Ruprecht, Courtney Raulston, Riley Raulston, Jay Raulston, Craig Crutchfield, Kiersten Crutchfield, and soon-to-be grandchild Isabelle Tucker; great-grandchildren: Max and Miles Ruprecht.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents: Charles Thomas Raulston and Sally Evieline Raulston (Robbins), wife Bettie, brothers Riley and Lenny Raulston.

Visitation will be held 6-8pm Friday, November 3rd at Fowler-Sullivan Funeral Home in Poplar Bluff.  The funeral service will be Saturday, November 4th at 10am with Rev. Calvin Buhler officiating.  Burial will follow in the City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers family requests memorials to the local United Cancer Assistance Network (UCAN) 2620 North Westwood Blvd.  Poplar Bluff, Mo 63901