Cedar Key native Charles Henry Hathcox, 73, of Graceville, FL, left his earthly world to be with his heavenly family Oct. 26, 2019. He suffered a broken heart after the death of his brother. Charles will be laid to rest in his beloved hometown of Cedar Key. He was a 25 year veteran of the Florida Marine Patrol, after serving his country in the US Coast Guard. He loved football and was an avid Gator fan. He cherished his wife and spending time with his family.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents, William A Hathcox Sr. and Hansome Deas and brothers Bill Jr. and "Jumbo".
He is survived by his devoted wife and best friend of 52 years, Jean Marie, of Graceville, FL, daughter Donna Marie (Pete), son William (Tara), daughter Heather "Bear" (Eric) , son Christian, 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, sisters Barbara, Jolene, Helen, Lory, Kathy, Liz, Mary Ann, Bernadette and brothers John, Tom and Bill Moser. Charles is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and lifelong friends.
Charles was laid to rest in his beloved hometown of Cedar Key on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 1 p.m. Graveside at the Cedar Key Cemetery with Rev. Susie Horner officiating. Visitation was from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Knauff Funeral Home Chapel in Chiefland, FL. Pallbearers were William Hathcox, Christian Hathcox, Michael Hathcox, Eric Ellwood, Pete Schichtel and Nick Schichtel. Arrangements are under the direction of the Knauff Funeral Home-Chiefland, FL (352)493-4777 In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his name to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie, 4194 Cedar Key.
Published in Washington County News from Oct. 29 to Nov. 6, 2019.