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Charles Ernest Colwell
Charles Ernest ColwellFlagCharles Ernest Colwell, 71, of Richwood, died peacefully at his home on Friday February 24, 2023 surrounded by his loving and devoted family.

He was born April 30, 1951 in Washington Court House to the late Zeke and Mary (Knisley) Colwell, he was also preceded in death on September 21, 2010 by his wife Rita (Jordan) Colwell, they were married July 7, 1984 in Delaware.

Chuck was an army veteran. He served our country in Vietnam for 2 tours. He loved Jesus and his family above all. He enjoyed driving his car named the red rocket/command center. He loved shooting guns, music, attending his grandchildren's sporting events, fireworks, watching sports and playing video games. His most memorable attribute was his humor and kindness. Even during his sickness he maintained his sense of humor and was always thinking of others. Chuck had worked at American Showa in Sunbury for over 20 years.

He left a legacy of love for his children. He always told them that they were his greatest accomplishment in life.

Surviving are his children, Bill (Jamie) Colwell, Sean (Jessica) Colwell, Britney (Jeff) Gallant and Mary Colwell, all of Richwood
Grandchildren, Laela, Charlie and Henry Colwell. Milan and Wesley Gallant. Oliver and Archer Colwell.
Sisters, Patti Landolt, Charyl Birckelbaw and Carol Colwell all of St. Augustine, Florida.
Brothers, Tim (Paula) Colwell of St. Augustine, Florida, Tony (Tammy) Colwell of Hendersonville, NC, Tom (Dianne) Colwell of Ashville, NC and John Colwell of Hendersonville, NC

Funeral services will be held Saturday March 4, 2023 at 11:00 am at the Stofcheck-Ballinger Funeral Home, Richwood. Pastor Corey Carroll will officiate. Burial will follow in the Claibourne Cemetery, where there will be Military Honors conducted by the Vietnam Veterans of America #1095. Friends may call Friday from 5-7 pm at the funeral home in Richwood.

Special thanks to Promedica Hospice for their loving care at the very end. Also, thanks to Memorial Specialty Care staff. He viewed them all as family and they made the process much easier for him.

Memorial gifts may be made to either the North Union Softball for Girls or the North Union Baseball for Boys.

Condolences and remembrances may be expressed at www.stofcheck-ballinger.com.

Directions to Claibourne Cemetery

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#1 from: Judy Gray
Sun, Feb 26, 2023 at 6:17 PM

Shawn, So sorry to hear of your father's passing. Hugs and Love to all.

#2 from: Hoffman Traci
Sun, Feb 26, 2023 at 7:49 PM

Oh my gosh, my heart is breaking for your entire family. Your dad and I always had our talks when he got a haircut. He was a great guy and one I called a friend. Please know I'm keeping you all in my prayers. Hugs

#3 from: Tom Gwynn
Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 6:22 AM

Chuck was a very nice and calm person you enjoyed being around. I worked with him at Sunray Stove in Delaware. Played softball with him. He was truly a very nice man.

#4 from: Nancy Clute Wiley
Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 10:11 AM

To the Colwell Family,  I am so sorry for your loss.  May God give you strength at this difficult time.  Prayers.  Nancy Wiley

#5 from: Debbie Hensley
Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 4:39 PM

We are so sorry to hear of his passing. Bill, Sean, Brittany, and Mary Kate you are all in our prayers.

#6 from: Tubehead
Mon, Feb 27, 2023 at 6:15 PM

I worked for Showa for 10 years we all had nicknames and all cared for each. Chuck had a lot of friends   I always looked to him for the service he gave our country. I am really going miss him and love he had for everyone. Love and prayers  

#7 from: Charyl L Birckelbaw
Saint Augustine,Florida
Tue, Feb 28, 2023 at 9:26 AM

My prayers are with our entire big beautiful family. our big brother was the best, I'm so grateful to have had Charlie for a brother. What a great  husband, father and papaw. A true American hero who loved his country and family. I know your in Gods hands now. Love to all

#8 from: Bill Boyd
Wed, Mar 1, 2023 at 9:14 PM

Sending my condolences to each of the kids and Grandkids. I’ve known each of you through your dads eyes and stories for many years. He was proud of all of you and had a blast being around you. I always enjoyed Chucks stories about his service, he taught me so much about his years in the service. Keep the jokes coming, Chuck would expect no less

#9 from: Paul Gandelot
Cardington, Ohio
Thu, Mar 2, 2023 at 9:18 PM

To the Coldwell family, sorry for your lost of father and grandfather.
  As a veteran and coworker I have many good memories of the talking and working with Chuck for over 20 years in Sunbury,we always spoke to each other when we passed.I do miss him very much.

714 Belleview court Delaware Ohio
Fri, Mar 3, 2023 at 9:03 AM

Dear family, I’ve known Chuck for 29 years, I was a coworker, we were on the circle team 2 different times, our team landed in 1st place, and allowed us to go to Barcelona, Spain, it was so much fun being there with my hero, I am honored to know him and work with him and hang out with him, he was truly a special man. Because of men like Chuck, we are free!!! Love Rich

#11 from: Tom Zalewski
Fri, Mar 3, 2023 at 1:47 PM

So sorry for your loss. I worked with Chuck for 17 years. It was a privilege to know such a great man.

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