Charles “Billy” Dole

July 31, 2020

Mr. Charles “Billy” Dole, age 80, passed away Thursday, July 30, 2020 in Pensacola, Florida.

Mr. Dole was a native and lifelong resident of Century, FL. He was the best dad, grandfather, friend to all, loved the Florida Gators, spending time with his family, touched many lives and was 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 a member of the Beulah Chapel Assembly of God Church. 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, AL; two sons, Michael Dewayne (Loretta) Franklin of Flomaton, AL and Bobby Ray (Jacqueline) Franklin of Flomaton, AL; one daughter, Angie Dole of Flomaton, AL; one sister, Myra Jean (Charles) Steadham of Atmore, AL; one sister-in-law, Carol Dole of Century, FL; eleven 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.

Memorial wake will be held Sunday, August 2, 2020 from 2:30 PM until 4:00 PM at the Petty-Eastside Chapel Funeral Home.

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


3 Responses to “Charles “Billy” Dole”

  1. Julie Booth-Moran on August 23rd, 2020 6:05 pm

    There are no words to really express the emptiness you have left us. Having worked with you 40 years, you are truly missed every moment! We were like brothers & sisters , arguing one minute then taking up for the other the next. Billy, I love you with all my heart. We miss your lil jokes & stories. We miss you. Thank you for always being there for me and for all of us. Sending thoughts & prayers to all the family. Billy was a true friend, coworker but to me.., he was family. All our love, Julie & all Billy’s Century Pharmacy family

  2. larry jones on August 3rd, 2020 8:38 pm

    Billy was like Andy Lewis one of a kind. Now they are together
    again. Rest in peace.

  3. Scobie Wilcoxon on August 1st, 2020 6:54 am

    Sincerest if condolences. He was a good one. Godspeed, Billy.

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