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Cedar Rapids

Dr. Charles Luther Boss, passed away on Dec. 5, 2020, he was 97. He was born in Chattanooga (Alton Park), Tenn., in 1923, to Tyre Glenn and Rebecca (Anderson) Boss.
He is survived by his children, Edward Boss of Carlsbad, Calif., Stephen (Tricia) Boss of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mary Boss Glenn of Colleyville, Texas, and Margaret Boss Base of Bedford, Texas; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He is predeceased by his wife, Hazel Kathryn (Adams) Boss; his daughters, Rebecca Boss and Gloria Boss (Robert) Kaswen.
He attended Asbury College. In 1947, he graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary. After marrying Kathy, they began to train for the mission field. Their first assignment was in Pakistan in 1951, and then in India.
In 1955, Charlie moved to Southern California. He taught at Chaffey High School in Ontario, Calif. He earned a Doctorate of Theology from Claremont School of Theology in June 1970. As a minister in the California-Pacific Conference of the United Methodist Church, he served as senior pastor in Holbrook, Ariz., and Hollypark, North Long Beach, San Dieguito and Yucaipa in California. He retired in 1988. After retirement, he served at Solana Beach Pres. He also served in a prison ministry in the San Diego area.
A livestreamed memorial service is planned for 2 p.m. (CST) on Jan. 23, 2021. The service will be facilitated by Peace Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the KAIROS prison ministry, P.O. Box 9614, San Diego, CA 92169.
Teahen Funeral Home and Cremation Services are serving the family.
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