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Charles Franklin Dowell

July 15, 1941 ~ June 23, 2018 (age 76)

Charles Franklin Dowell, 76, of Bellefontaine, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday afternoon, June 23, 2018 at Mayfair Village Retirement Community, Columbus Ohio. He was born in Bellefontaine on July 15, 1941 to the late Henry Dowell and Gladys (Byer) Dowell.

He is survived by his son, Todd Dowell, wife Ellen, grandsons, Myles and Alex of Upper Arlington; son, Eric Dowell of Maumee, Ohio; daughter, Lynn (Dowell) Myers, husband Tony, grandchildren Garrett Dunn, Henry and Brooks Myers of Bellefontaine; sister, Mary (Gene) Pope of DeGraff; sister-in-law, Betty Dowell of Bellefontaine; brother-in-law, Wes Plikerd of Lakeview; numerous beloved nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia (Wes) Plikerd, and brothers, Richard (Betty) Dowell, and James Dowell. 

Charles was a graduate of Bellefontaine High School and attended Wittenberg University. He was employed at Super Foods (Nash Finch) of Huntsville, Vita Plate of Port Clinton, Ohio; and Fire Safety Services of Huntsville. He was a 29-year veteran of the Huntsville Fire Department, as both an Emergency Medical Technician and Fireman, retiring on October 30, 2004.  He enjoyed country music, bluegrass music and antique cars.  

Pastor Bryan Meadows will officiate the funeral service at 11 am on June 29, 2018 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 321 N. Main Street, Bellefontaine. Visitation will be from 4 pm to 7 pm on June 28, 2018 at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Bellefontaine Cemetery in Bellefontaine Ohio with a luncheon to follow at the First Church of God, Bellefontaine Ohio. 

Funeral arrangements are in care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine.



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