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Charles Hightower

March 12, 1947 June 23, 2022
Charles Hightower
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Charles Hightower, born March 12, 1947 to the parents of Nolden and Emma Lizzie Hightower in Early County, Georgia. Charles was born the 3rd child of 11 children (4 boys and 7 girls). Charles departed this life on June 23, 2022.

Charles attended the Miller County school district and graduated from Bethel HS in 1965. He joined St. Mary’s Missionary Baptist Church & was baptized in Colquitt, GA at an early age. At the age of 16, Charles moved to Daytona Beach, FL to live with his sister Ella Faye Hightower and other aunts and uncles that had migrated from Georgia.

December 4, 1967 at the age of 19, he was drafted into the US Army in Daytona Beach Florida. He was promoted to private E-2 out of basic training. After 26 weeks in Aircraft Maintenance School, he was promoted to E-4. In October 1987 he was sent to Vietnam and served his country in the Vietnam war from 1967-1968. After being in Vietnam for six months he was promoted to sergeant and in 1969, after a total of 19 months of service, he ETS with an honorable discharge.

After being out of the army for 7 months, he decided to re-enlist for Hawaii. After 3 years in Hawaii; in June 1973 he PCS to Ft. Hood, TX While on tour in Ft. Hood, he joined the Mosaic Lodge 620242 in Killeen Texas.

In 1977–1978, he served in Korea for one year and then returned to Fort Hood until 1984 when he PCS to Fuet, Germany. In 1988, after a three-year tour in Germany, Charles and family PCS to Fort Eustis, Virginia. In February 1989, Charles retired from the United States Army after 21 years of service with the rank of Sergeant First Class. Charles was awarded six good conduct awards and a US Army achievement medal.
In November 1991 Charles moved to Harker Heights, TX and worked for DynCorp for approximately 10 years and retired in 2002 after being declared 100% disabled.

Charles was married to Louise Hale in 1975 and from this union
Charles Andre was born on May 17, 1974 in Austin, Texas.

In 1984, Charles married Alvita McIntyre of Cameron, TX and while stationed in Fuet, Germany his daughter Tanea Nicole was bornMarch
5, 1986 in Nuenbury, Germany. Charles loved to Barbecue and Fish and he loved his children.

He leaves to cherish his memory 2 children; Andre Charles Hightower, TX and Tanea Nicole Hightower (Brian Stiles) of McKinney, TX; Three grandchildren, Andrea Hightower, Cameron J. Hightower & Aria N. Stiles all of Texas.

3 sisters, Curlie Kyles (Pastor Charlie Lee Kyles), Colquitt GA, Pauline Hightower, Dover NJ, Sandra Hightower, Newark NJ; 1 brother, Edward Hightower (Vita Williams), Newton, GA; 2 sisters-in-law, Angie Benton, Colquitt, GA & Eloise Hightower, Daytona Beach, 2 brothers-in-law; Pastor Charlie Lee Kyles, Colquitt, GA & Bobby Williams, Albany, GA FL; 1
Uncle Willie C. Hightower, Newport News, VA and 2 Aunts, Ella Mae
Irvin, Fort Lauderdale FL & Ann McKinnon of Daytona Beach, FL

Those who preceded Charles in death, parents Nolden and Emma Lizzie Hightower, Brenda Miller, David Hightower, Ella F. Hightower, Louise Williams, Emma Jean Hightower, and Walter Benton (brothers & sisters).

Charles had a special relationship with nephew DeWayne Kyles who would stop by & see after him during his illness & David, Jr. (a.k.a., Spooky). Charles leaves to cherish his memory a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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Service

Saturday

9

Jul

11:00 AM 7/9/2022 11:00:00 AM
Pleasant Hill Freewill Baptist Church

16 Pleasent Hill Road
Colquitt, GA 39837

Pleasant Hill Freewill Baptist Church
16 Pleasent Hill Road Colquitt 39837 GA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Zion Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

17813 GA HWY 200
Damascus GA 39841, GA 39841

17813 GA HWY 200 Damascus GA 39841 39841 GA
United States
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