It is with heavy hearts that we must say goodbye to a wonderful Father, Son, Husband, Brother, Uncle, Papaw, and Friend.
Charles “Charlie” Hoke, of Hilliard, left this beautiful Earth on November 22, 2022 at the age of 51.
Charlie had a heart of gold and touched every single person he met. He could light up a room with his smile and make everyone belly laugh from his sarcasm.
Lifelong friendships began at a young age in the neighborhood he grew up in with his parents and four siblings. His list of friends expanded when he transferred to Jonathan Alder High School, where he graduated in ‘89. A few years after graduation, he began his career at Honda of America in Marysville, where he lived many years raising his girls and cultivating friendships. Charlie was well liked everywhere he went, and was never short on friends.
His fondness of sports started at a young age. You could always see him playing baseball, basketball, and softball in his younger years. As he got older, his interests shifted from golfing, hunting, and 4-wheeling, to cooking, canning, gardening and bee keeping. Though some interests changed, his love for “That Team up North” never did. He was a Michigan fan through and through.
His passion for sports was passed on to his oldest daughter. While his generosity and warm heart was passed on to his youngest. His love for cooking was passed to neither of them.
He finally married his forever soulmate Laura, in 2017. Charlie and Laura enjoyed traveling. They spent time fishing, cooking, being outdoors, and simply enjoying each other’s company. You could find them at Menards, having a beer at one of the casinos, or simply grabbing a pizza to take home to enjoy.
Charlie is survived by his wife, Laura; His children, Rachel (Kenny) Parrish and Heather (Cody) Reed; Parents, Richard and Patty Hoke; Siblings, Shelly (Jim) Grim, Sheila (Jeff) Funk and Keith Hoke; Grandchildren, Myla, Sayde, Little Kenny, Emersyn, and Ryder; Sister in law, Barbie (Rob) Mitchell; Nieces and Nephews, Aaron, Chelsea, Ryan, Jessica, Tyler, Mia, Sean, Brittany, Kayla and Keaton. He was preceded in death by Grandparents Robert, Paul and Mildred, Arden and Helen, several aunts and uncles, and brother, Jerry Hoke.
Family and friends will be received at Tidd Funeral home located at 9720 OH-161, Plain City, OH 43064 on December 2, 2022 from 3 pm to 6 pm. A celebration of life will immediately follow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Hilliard Food Pantry or The Heart Foundation in Charlie’s name.