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Charles R. Hoosier

July 1, 1944 — January 13, 2022

Charles R. Hoosier

Charles Life's Reflections

For each life has a purpose on January 13, 2022, at the age 77 years old of God whispered to Charles “Bubba” Rutley Hoosier well done son you’ve fulfilled your earthly purpose. Charles found comfort, peace and healing with his heavenly father and left this life behind.Charles began his earthly journey on July 1,1944 in Clarksville,Tennessee, as a loving son to Billy Hoosier and Ruby Williams.


Charles accepted Jesus Christ at a young age and was a devoted member at Guildfield Missionary Baptist Church until his health began to fail. He received his education in the Montgomery County School System. He retired from the largest supplier of railroad crossties known as Koppers where he worked as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic and Tie Inspector.


Charles found happiness being a loving and dedicated husband of 59 years as he joined Martha “Baby” D Hooiser in marriage on November 17,1962. He cherished his daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren and embraced every moment with them. He loved to hear those who loved him call out his many nicknames: “Fat Daddy”,“Uncle Bubba”, “Baby”,“Hoosie” and “Hoosier”. He made friends wherever we went as he loved to travel to spend time with family,play bingo and be on the go. He loved gathering with his retired friends at the local store to joke, laugh and play the lottery.


Charles will be remembered the most for his many kind acts of LOVE towards EVERYONE. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Curtis Hoosier, John Hoosier, Frank Thomas Hoosier and George Hoosier; sisters, Bertha Hoosier, Maude Wilcox, Dorothy Merriweather, Magdalene Allen and Virginia Naylor.


He leaves behind to cherish his memories his wife Martha; daughter Gwendolyn Lucas of Guthrie, KY; grandchildren: Markesha Lucas and Justin (Shateka)Lucas of Guthrie, KY; great- grandchildren: Lu’Jabreionah Lucas of Cadiz, KY and Justin Lucas Jr; brother: Wayne (Tracey) Hoosier; sisters: Darlene Hoosier and Carrie Mooreland of Clarksville, TN and Linda Hoosier of Indianapolis,IN; uncle John Hoosier Sr and a host of nieces, nephews cousins and friends.

Funeral services for Charles will be held on Saturday January 22, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at Guildfield Missionary Baptist Church in Guthrie, KY.  Burial will follow at Lesters Chapel Cemetery.  Visitation will be at the church on Saturday from11:00 AM until the time of services.  Arrangements are under the care of Gateway Funeral Home and Crematin Center  335 Franklin Street  Clarksville, TN  37040.  Phone 931-919-2600.  Online condolences may be made by going to

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Funeral Service

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

Guildfield Missionary Baptist Church

, Guthrie, KY 42234

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