Charles Dole

Published 2:53 pm Friday, July 31, 2020

Mr. Charles “Billy” Dole, 80, passed away on Thurs., July 30, 2020, in Pensacola, Fla.

Mr. Dole was a native and lifelong resident of Century, Fla. He was the best dad, grandfather, friend to all, loved the Florida Gators, spending time with his family, touched many lives and was a jokester.

He never met someone that he couldn’t make out of a friend. His smile and jokes could light up a room. His selfless acts over the years were a testament to his character. He was employed with Century Pharmacy for 56 years and was a member of the Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Church.

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He is preceded in death by his parents, J.B. and Eva Dole; sister, Eva Jo Dole; two brothers, Dickie Dole and Ed Dole; son, Donald Ray Franklin; and great granddaughter, Jaylynn Nicole Franklin.

He is survived by the mother of his children, Nell Franklin of Flomaton; two sons, Michael Dewayne (Loretta) Franklin of Flomaton and Bobby Ray (Jacqueline) Franklin of Flomaton; one daughter, Angie Dole of Flomaton; one sister, Myra Jean (Charles) Steadham of Atmore; one sister in law, Carol Dole of Century; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two nieces, Sherry Diamond and Carrie Bryan; one nephew, Eric Steadham; five great-nieces and nephews; and his work family at Century Pharmacy.

A memorial wake will be held this Sun., Aug. 2, 2020 from 2:30 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

A larger gathering and memorial will be held at later date as conditions improve around COVID-19.

Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Homes LLC of Atmore is in charge of all arrangements.