LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Missouri- An online fundraiser has been established  to help with funeral expenses for the Urbana angler who was found deceased in the Lake of the Ozarks after going missing. By Friday, the effort had raised  $3,500 of the $10,000 goal.

The GoFundMe account states the following:

“The catfishing community has experienced the tragic drowning of one of it’s greatest advocates, Jason Charlton. Jason’s accidental drowning in The Lake of The Ozarks this week has left his wife and two young sons in a very difficult emotional and financial situation. I am pleading for any donations you can give to help with the funeral expenses. Please give whatever you can, no matter if it’s even just $5. Every cent will be put to good use by his wife Jenny. Please help her and the children lay Jason to rest without all the added stress of trying to pay for the funeral. Remember what Christ said, “whatsoever you do for these, the least of my children, you do also unto me.”  Let’s show that the catfishing and sportsman community stands as brothers and sisters with caring for one another in times of unimaginable sorrow. Thank you, everyone. And, God Bless us all.”

 

The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 44 year-old Jason Charlton from Urbana fell out of his fishing boat on Wednesday near the 91 mile marker on the Lake of the Ozarks. Following an extensive search, his body was recovered on Thursday morning. The patrol says they do not know the reason Charton tumbled into the water.

 

 

Click here to support Charlton Family organized by James Love

The catfishing community has experienced the tragic drowning of one of it’s greatest advocates, Jason Charlton. Jasons accidental drowning in The Lake of The Ozarks this week has left his wife and two young sons in a very difficult emotional and financial situation. I am pleading for any donation…