Charles Kelsey Crowl was born on April 7, 1949 and passed away at the age of 72 on May 27, 2021 in Wichita, Kansas. He was born and raised in Fletcher, Oklahoma, until he moved to the Wichita area, where he spent the majority of his life when he wasn’t on the road.
Charles was an incredible man. At the age of eighteen he joined the United States Military and served with the Marines in Vietnam from 1967 to 1969. He learned and practiced many skills throughout his life, including but not limited to carpentry, mechanics, trucking, gardening, hunting, and more. When you needed help with anything, Charles was the man to call, and he was more than willing to lend a helping hand.
Charles was a father to many, literally and figuratively. He was a loving father to his daughters, Christina Crowl and Melissa Howington, and later his daughter, Amy Meyers, whom he was ecstatic to reconnect with later in his life. He was also the “adoptive” father to many other family members and friends, helping raise them and guide them through difficult times. And, although he wouldn’t admit it, his favorite daughters to spoil were his two dogs, Bunny and Mercedes.
Charles is preceded in death by his mother, Elda Mae Crowl; his father, Eugene Arthur Crowl; his brothers,
Eugene, Leon (David), Billy, and Jimmy.
He is survived by his brother, Allen Crowl; sister, Brenda Crowl Anderson, as well as his three daughters and eight grandchildren, whom he loved dearly.
Service will be Friday, June 4, 2021 in Kiowa, Kansas. The viewing will be from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. at Lanman Funeral Home, Inc., 204 N. 7th. The graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. at Riverview Cemetery. There will be a luncheon served at the Kiowa Senior Center immediately following.
Memorials may be made to ASPCA through the funeral home.