Charles Edward Owle Sr. – obituary

by Jan 30, 2017OBITUARIES0 comments


Charles Edward Owle Sr., of Cherokee, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 at his residence.  A native of Swain County, he was the son of the late Samuel and Callie Smith Owle.

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.