Charles E. “Chuck” Dewey

September 06, 1945 ‒ May 04, 2011

Bellville, Ohio

BELLVILLE: Charles E. “Chuck” Dewey, age 65, of Bellville passed away Wednesday morning, May 4, 2011 in his home surrounded by his adoring family following a ten-month illness.

He was born September 6, 1945 in Mansfield to Jack E. and Helen (Detrow) Dewey and remained a lifelong Richland County resident.

At the age of eighteen, Chuck enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving four years of active duty during Vietnam and two years in the Naval Reserves. Most of his active duty was spent in Norfolk, VA, where he worked as an electrician aboard the USS Rockville, an experimental patrol craft.

On July 2, 1965 he married Carol Ann Spring with whom he celebrated 45 years of marriage. Following Chuck’s time in the military, they settled in Bellville.

Chuck worked 18 years for Minnich Manufacturing, and was Supervisor of Maintenance for ten years at the Central Ohio Industrial Park, retiring in 2004.

He was very handy, always busy on some project (usually a development to make his life easier) and even built their home. A true “gear head” Chuck was very mechanical. He helped both of his children find and rebuild their first cars.

Never one to be tied down, Chuck enjoyed riding his Honda Gold Wing with Carol perched in the back. Together, they made the long journey out west three times, and as far north as Maine twice. He was a member of Gold Wing Chapter V Riders of Ashland. Carol and Chuck also enjoyed traveling to Brooksville, Florida for three months to wait out the cold months back in Ohio.

He attended North Bend Church of the Brethren.

Chuck is survived by his loving wife Carol Dewey of Bellville, his son and daughter-in-law Christopher E. and Karen Dewey of Lexington, daughter and son-in-law Carla and Clint Olson of Bellville, five grandchildren Amanda, Megan, Matthew and Whitney Olson, and Cheyann Nicole Dewey, a great granddaughter Payton Nicole Webb, a sister and brother-in-law Jackie and Roger Bollinger of Bellville, and sister Georgette Smith of Bellville, along with many nieces, nephews and extended family.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law Michael Smith.

Friends may call Friday, May 6, 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held at 10:30 am Saturday. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate. Burial with military honors conducted by Irving Hiskey Post #535 American Legion, will follow in Zion Four Corners Cemetery near Butler.

Memorial contributions to Hospice of North Central Ohio, or North Bend Church of the Brethren may be made through the funeral home.

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