2009-01-03 / Obituaries

Dennis Steven "Bubba" Channel

Dennis Steven "Bubba" Channel

A funeral service celebrating the life of Dennis Steven "Bubba" Channel, 12, of Millersport, was held December 22, 2008, at the Lighthouse Memorial Church, with Pastor Steve Bush as celebrant. Burial with full military honors followed at Millersport Cemetery.

Bubba died early December 19, 2008, after a valiant struggle with brain cancer. He was born in Columbus on November 9, 1996, the son of Dennis and Shawna (Fabry) Channel. He was a student at the Millersport Elementary School. From an early age, he was fascinated with the Army and military life. He was an honorary member of the US Army. He was named an honorary Army recruiter on 15 Feb 2007, a member of the 1st battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Ohio National Guard; the 78th Aviation Battalion 27 March 2003, and a honorary chaplain of the Ohio National Guard on 28 July 2008.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his brother, Kile; sister, Nahtasha; half-sister, Megan Channel of Martins Ferry; grandparents, Sandy & Butch Channel of Martins Ferry, Clint and Karen Fabry of Belmont; his uncles, Junior and Linda Channel of Kirkersville and Steve and Michelle Channel of Newark; his cousins, Paige, Jenna and Owen; his great-grandmothers Laura Knight Kyle and Martha Duff Fabry Long; and many friends.

An on-line video tribute and guest register is available at www. hoskinsonfuneral.com.

The family has requested that expressions of sympathy in the form of memorial contributions be made to the Dennis Channel Fund c/o Commodore Bank, 12101 Lancaster Rd NE, Millersport, Ohio 43046.

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