Charles Edward Dewey, Jr.
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Charles Edward Dewey, Jr., 96 of Battle Creek, passed away peacefully at home with his loving family at his side.
He was born June 30, 1917 to Charles Edward and Ann Elizabeth (Stuart) Dewey in Jefferson City, Missouri.
He graduated from Jefferson City High School, Jefferson City Junior College and University of Missouri. He worked as an electronics Engineer and Communications Specialist for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), retiring in 1980.
He also worked with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, radio station KWOS, Raytheon Manufacturing, the Missouri State Civil Defense Agency and radio station construction including WBCK in Battle Creek. He was also a civilian RADAR Field Engineer and was attached to the U.S. Navy and spent a year in the Mediterranean with MTB Squadron 15.
Charles married May Green, she died in 1963. He later married Martha G. Harris, she died in 2006. Surviving are sons Charles E. Dewey III, of Texas, John (Deborah) Dewey of Battle Creek; step-sons, Mark Harris of California, John (Ann) Harris of Texas; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his longtime friend Penny.
He was a member of the Rotary Club of Battle Creek, serving as President in 1973 to 1974; Sons of the American Revolution as president from 1981-1983; the Battle Creek Country Club; Past Commodore of the Goguac Yacht Club. Charles was an avid Ham Radio operator, call letters W0CD and a member of the American Radio Relay League, the Southern Michigan Amateur Radio Society and was a member of the National Association of Retired Federal Employees.
Memorial Services will take place at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at First Congregational Church, Miller Chapel with Reverend Tom Ryberg, officiating.
Interment will take place in Woodland Cemetery, Jefferson City, Missouri.
Memorials may be made to the Battle Creek Community Foundation.
The family is being served by Shaw Funeral Home. www.shawfuneralhome.com
Shaw Funeral Homes
2838 Capital Ave Sw Battle Creek, MI 49015
Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Mar. 20, 2014