Friday, March 7th, 2014
Charles A. "Monk" Snavely Mowery, 58, Celina, passed away at LifeCare at the Sycamore Hospital in Miamisburg on March 5, 2014.
He was born June 2, 1955, in Celina, and is the foster son of Eugene and Henrietta (Luedeke) Mowery.
Surviving are his brothers, Steve Mowery, Celina, and Dave (Kathy) Mowery, Sylvan, N.C.; a sister, Ruth (Jerry) Long, Celina; and his "special family," Karol Miller, Hope Stineback, Debby McDonald and Rod Harvey, all of Celina.
Also surviving are the Snavely side of his family, David (Phyllis) Reed, N.C., Paula York, Bellefontaine, Linda Okeley, Troy, Rick Snavely, Coldwater, and Marjorie Jones, Sidney; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
A 1973 graduate of Celina High School, he went on to earn dual degrees in religion and sociology from Wright State University in Dayton in 1977. He was employed at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Fairborn from 1977 until his retirement in 2010. He was a landlord in the Fairborn and Celina areas, owning and renting several properties in both locations. He had also worked as a disc jockey and operated "All About Music" in Fairborn.
He had been a former member of the Jaycees, Moose and Eagles. He had competed in the Special Olympics, winning five gold medals. His hobbies and interests were fishing, music and movies.
Calling is 4-6 p.m. March 15 at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home, Celina, with services immediately following at 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy or Guide Dogs for the Blind.
Condolences may be expressed at www.dickandsonshellwarthfh.com.