Roy Dovel

July 13, 1938 - August 31, 2020

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Roy Dale Dovel, 82, of St. Paris, Ohio passed away on Monday, August 31, 2020 in the Northwood Nursing Home.

Dale was born July 13, 1938 in St. Paris the son of the late Leroy and Guytanna (Clark) Dovel. Dale proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1957-1961. He was retired in 1986 from the Springfield Air National Guard after 33 years, obtaining the rank of Master Sergeant, and working as a supply clerk. Dale enjoyed fishing and fixing things. But most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his loving family.

Dale is survived by his wife of 58 years, Patricia (Cotterman) Dovel; his daughter, Jennifer Dovel; his sons, James (Dottie) Dovel and John Dovel; his grandchildren, Joey, Jeff, Jeremy, Hailey, Bentley, Taylor; his great granddaughters, Bri and Raylen as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Genevieve Dovel; his grandson, Teddy Dovel; his grandparents, Cary & Maud Dovel; his brother, Johnny Dovel.

Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 8, 2020 in the Myrtle Tree Cemetery, St. Paris.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Roy's memory to the Alzheimer's Association, Miami Valley Chapter, 31 West Whipp Road, Dayton, Ohio 45459.

Arrangements entrusted to VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana, Ohio

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Peggy Hanna - Sep 10, 2020
My deepest condolences to Pat and the family. I'm afraid I never got to know Dale very well, but I did know the rest of the you back in Thackery and am very sorry for your loss. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
John Mckinnon - Sep 3, 2020
I worked with Roy at the base. He made each day brighter to those around him. Please accept my sympathies.
Beth Nilles Watkins family - Sep 3, 2020
Sorry to hear Pat and boys. Our family thinking of you🙏🏻
Ruthanne,Wayne & Shelley Nitchman - Sep 3, 2020
Sending our Love, Hugs and Prayers to all of you. Sorry for your loss of a loving husband and caring Dad. We all miss our good old days back in Thackery.

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