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Charles Henry Hotfil

December 9, 1947 — November 28, 2023



Charles Henry Hotfil, 75,  lovingly known as Charlie, passed away on November 28, 2023, at the Carroll County Memorial Hospital in Carrollton, Carroll County, Kentucky. He was born on December 9, 1947, in Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana.

Charlie had a remarkable career, characterized by dedication and commitment. After graduating from Carroll County High School in 1965, he started his journey at Atofina Chemical Company in Carrollton where he would spend 35 years before retiring. In addition to his work at the chemical company, Charlie was also a dairy farmer and served as a former school bus driver for the Carroll County Board of Education for several years.

One of Charlie's proudest accomplishments was his military service during the Vietnam Era. He served his country honorably in the United States Army. His bravery and dedication to duty were a testament to his character.

A deeply devoted family man, Charlie cherished his wife Carolyn Smith Hotfil, to whom he married on September 25, 1970. Their bond symbolized the love and companionship that endured through the ages. Together they raised their children with love and care: Tonia Leigh Smith of Warsaw, KY, and Tim Kasper Hotfil of Carrollton, KY.

Charlie will be dearly missed by his surviving family and friends. His sister Lena Marie Hotfil Banks of Zionsville, IN, and brother Billy Hotfill of Milton, KY, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren shared an unbreakable bond with him that transcended time and distance.

Charlie's genuine kindness touched the lives of many. As a member of the English Baptist Church for over 40 years, he dedicated himself to serving others in various capacities. Charlie's devotion saw him serve as a deacon for four decades within his beloved church community.

Additionally, Charlie selflessly served his local community as a member of the West Side Fire Department for over 23 years. His relentless commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of others demonstrated his altruistic nature.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Kasper Hotfil and Virginia Darnold Hotfil Buhlig, as well as his beloved grandson, Kyle Thomas Smith. 

 Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at the English Baptist Church. The visitation will be from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM at the church.

 The Funeral Service will take place at English Baptist Church on Friday, December 1, 2023, at 11:00 A.M. followed by the burial at the English Cemetery in Carrollton, KY.

  In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to the English Baptist Church Building Fund in care of the funeral home.

 Arrangments have been entrusted with Tandy-Eckler-Riley Funeral Home.

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Thursday, November 30, 2023

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