Dr. Charles W. Inlow
September 25, 1945-October 10, 2009
Charles W. Inlow of Springdale, AR, died at his home in Tontitown on Saturday, Oct. 10th
with his family present. He was the son of the Freda E. Inlow and the late Robert A. Inlow,
both of Cave Springs. Charles is survived by his wife Karen, his sister Carol Inlow of Cave
Springs, his sons Jeff Inlow of Springdale, William Inlow of New Orleans, LA and William’s
wife Helen, his grandchildren Lee Inlow of Springdale and William Inlow II of New Orleans,
LA, as well as other extended family throughout the region.
Charles was born in Bentonville, AR on Sept. 25th, 1945 and was raised on his parents’ farm in
Cave Springs. After graduating high school and attending the University of Arkansas Medical
School, he joined the Air Force. Charles had a distinguished and decorated career in Vietnam,
serving as a Captain and Flight Surgeon, receiving the Bronze Star and other honors. Upon
return to the U.S., Charles embarked upon his true passion and life’s work - a career of caring
for others and saving lives spanning over 35 years. Much loved by his patients for his caring
and unassuming manner, and his co-workers for his talents and commitment to enriching the
lives of others, Charles will be greatly missed by all who have come in contact with him over
Spending time with his family was paramount to Charles, especially spending time with his
beloved grandchildren Lee and Will. He was also committed to continuing his family’s tradition
of farming; when not at work at the hospital, he could likely be found on the family’s farms
baling hay or working cattle. He always felt that it was important to maintain this lifestyle, as it
served as a constant reminder to the person he really was - committed to a life defined a
work ethic, being focused on his family, and making a difference in the lives of others. For
someone who led a life marked by many accomplishments and whose career presented endless
complexity, these were the simple ideals that formed the basic principles of his life. He will be
deeply missed by his family.
Continuing in his tradition of helping others, the family requests that in lieu of flowers, please
send memorial contributions for the Dr. Charles Inlow Cardiology Scholarship Fund. For these
memorial contributions, the family has designated a scholarship fund with the Mercy Health
Foundation of Northwest Arkansas. Trustees of the Dr. Charles Inlow Cardiology Scholarship
Fund will be selected by the family and scholarships will be awarded to students interested in
pursuing a career in Cardiology. Contributions can be sent to the Mercy Health Foundation,
2710 Rife Medical Lane, Rogers, AR 72758, or for additional information please call the
foundation office at 479-338-2932.
A memorial visitation with the family will be Tuesday, Oct. 13th, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the
Training Center Sanctuary at Fellowship Bible Church of Northwest Arkansas (1051 Pleasant
Grove Rd. in Rogers).
The memorial service will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 14th at 2:00pm at Fellowship Bible
Church in the main sanctuary. A private inurnment committal service will take place at a later
date in New Home Cemetery.