Charles L. Jewell Sr. of Grove died Wednesday, May 9, 2007, at his home on Grand Lake after an illness. He was 75.

Jewell was born May 12, 1931, Earlville, Ill., to Eber and Iola Jewell. He was a Korean War veteran of the Army.

He was a retired painter.

He married Pearl M. Parker on June 1, 1953. She preceded him in death on March 16, 2004.

Survivors include three sons, Charles L. Jewell Jr. of Joplin, Mo., Greg Allen Jewell of Grove and Jeffrey Owen Jewell of Oakhurst; one daughter, Cindy John of Sapulpa, 10 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

The body has been taken for cremation.

Private memorial services will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home in Seneca, Mo.