Charles William “C.W.” Channell Sr., of Tullahoma, passed this life on Sunday, June 29th, 2014 at Life Care Center in Tullahoma at the age of 86.
Mr. Channell was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to the late Rev. Elbert Patton and Clara Reynolds Channell Sr.
He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and later went on to manage Shapard Chevrolet in Tullahoma. C.W. enjoyed helping people live a better life, and also enjoyed working at church to help the unsaved know who their Lord was. He believed in community work and enjoyed working for others. He headed many different organizations, including boy scouts, heart association, cancer societies, mayors youth committee, the V.F.W. and the American Legion. His last, most enjoyable work was with the Tullahoma Lions Club, where he served as president and governor of the Lions International.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Channell is preceded in death by one brother, Wallace Channell.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Channell of Tullahoma; two daughters, Linda Anderton and her husband Tommy of Shelbyville, and Lisa Sellers and her husband Marvin of Tullahoma; one son, Charles Channell of Franklin; five grandchildren, Whitney Channell of Rock Island, Tennessee, Ben Channell and his wife Liz of Antioch, Tennessee, Scott Anderton and his wife Kristin of Franklin, Tennessee, Stacie Parkins and her husband Danny of Cookeville, Tennessee, and Stephanie Hardcastle and her husband Don of Cookeville, Tennessee; one great-granddaughter, Emily Parkins of Cookeville, Tennessee; and two brothers, James Channell and his wife Estella of Maryville, Tennessee, and Rev. Elbert Channell Jr. and his wife Mary of Thomasville, Georgia.
Visitation for Mr. Channell will be held on Tuesday, July 1st, 2014 from 5:00-7:00 pm at Kilgore Funeral Home.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014 at 10:00am at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens in Tullahoma with Dr. J. Herbert Hester and Dr. Baylon Hilliard officiating.
In lieu of flowers, donation may be made to First Baptist Church in Tullahoma with a emphasis on local missions at 108 East Grundy Street, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388, or to the Tullahoma Lion’s Club at 407 Lion’s Club Lane, Tullahoma, Tennessee 37388.