Charles Ray Prowell
Graveside Services for Mr. Prowell, assisted by the U.S. Military, will be 2 p.m. Sunday Aug. 26, in Wilson County Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Saturday Aug. 25, at Partlow Funeral Chapel and noon-1:45 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home.
Mr. Prowell, 92, died Thursday Aug. 23, 2012 at Alive Hospice in Nashville. He was born in Wilson Co. in the community of Martha. He was a World War II Navy Aviation Veteran who was an employee of DuPont in Old Hickory until World War II erupted. He then joined the Navy and served his country gaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer. He was deployed to many areas including the invasion of Okinawa, Japan. After the war ended he returned to DuPont and remained there until retirement.
He was preceded in death by: parents, William Harvey and Mattie Belle Peak Prowell; brothers, William Bernice Prowell, Thomas Harvey Prowell and Waters West Prowell; sisters, Ida Sue Prowell Kinney and Thelma Belle Prowell Arnold; and grandchildren, Gerald Miller II and Teresa Miller.
Survivors include: wife of 59 years, Dorothy Elaine Deal Prowell; sister, Betty Jean Prowell Mayberry; stepson, Gerald 'Jerry' (Judy) Miller; grandchildren, Tammy, Wendy, Sandra and Glenda; 13 great-grandchildren; and five great great-grandchildren.