Charles Ray Dowdle
1941 - 2020
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Charles Ray Dowdle

Asheville - Charles Ray Dowdle, 79, of Asheville, passed away Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at the CarePartners Solace Center.

A native of Buncombe Co., Charles was a son of the late Mack and Mildred Roberson Dowdle. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ella Mae Smith Dowdle, and by sons Randy Dowdle and Perry Brow.

Mr. Dowdle was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Surviving are his sons, Larry Brow (Kim) and Lee Brow (Carolyn); grandchildren, Brittney Dowdle, Allison Case (Brandon), Mekenzie Craig (Jesse), Megan Brow, Bailey Warren (Jordan), Patrick Brow (Emily) and Eddie Brow; great-grandchildren, Braxton, Blaze, Jax, Landrey, Porter, Phineas and Emma; sister, Judy Ann Contz; and daughters-in-law, Sue Neice and Diana Brow.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home. Masks are required.

Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

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Published in Asheville Citizen-Times from Nov. 17 to Nov. 18, 2020.
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November 19, 2020
Charles was such a wonderful man thru all his sickness he never complained always had a kind word. He was my daddy's best friend for over 50 years. Now they are having a reunion in heaven.

Debbie Hyatt
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