He was preceded in death by five brothers, Sam, John, Alfred, Ben and Joe Owle; and two sisters, Dora and Lucille Owle.
He is survived by daughter, Charley Linette Harshman and husband Rick of Monument, Colo.; one son, Charles Edward Owle Jr. and wife Misty of Bryson City; one brother, Irvin Owle of Cherokee; sisters, Ethelyn Roberts of Cherokee and Betty Jane Crawford of Pioneer, Calif. Charlie was blessed with six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren, many nephews, nieces, and cousins and long-time partner Sue Cooper and step-son Paul Dillman of Cherokee.
Charlie was a veteran of the Korean War in the United States Marine Corp. He loved Nascar racing, all sports, and all animals. He never knew a stranger and was loved by many.
Services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Yellowhill Missionary Baptist Church in Cherokee. The family will meet from 10-11am and will receive friends for visitation from 11am – 1pm. Services will immediately follow with burial at 2pm at the Yellowhill Veterans Cemetery. Rev. Bo Parris will officiate.
Burial will be followed by a potluck dinner, covered dishes are welcome.
Long House Funeral Home is assisting the Owle Family.