Crossville Chronicle, Crossville, TN


April 12, 2012

Charles F. Hoitash

CROSSVILLE — Charles F. Hoitash, 85, of West Lafayette, IN, formerly of Fairfield Glade, TN, passed away Feb. 12, 2012, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Lafayette, IN. A memorial service will be held April 21 at 11 a.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Fairfield Glade, where Charles' remains will be entombed.

He was born in Huntington, WV, to Dr. Frederick and Agnes Hoitash. Charles married Doris Laub in 1951.

Surviving are his wife, Doris, his three sons, Fred Hoitash of Ypsilanti, MI, Curtis Ashendel of West Lafayette, and Charles Craig Hoitash of Canton, MI, four grandchildren, Misty McDuffie, Kristen and Carrie Ashendel and Christopher Hoitash, and three great grandchildren.

He received a doctorate degree from Michigan State University, master's degree from Cornell University and bachelor's degree from Harvard. Charles also studied at the University National in Mexico City. He served in the U.S. Army in WWII and received the Purple Heart and Bronze Star while serving in Okinawa. Charles worked for Lever Brothers and owned a Canteen Vending of America franchise in Fort Wayne, IN. He was a full professor of Business Management at Eastern Michigan University, retiring in 1991 to Fairfield Glade, TN. Serving the Lions Club for more than 40 years, Charles was most recently active in the Lafayette Lions Club. He was also a member of the Elks. He enjoyed traveling and golf throughout his life.

A memorial fund has been established through the American Diabetes Association.  Gifts can be made to the Dr. Charles Frederick Hoitash Fund at, then select “Always and Forever Tributes,” then click “Find a Tribute Page” and finally type in Hoitash.  Your donation will be matched. Memorial gifts may also be made to Christ Lutheran Church of Fairfield Glade.

Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc., of Lafayette, IN, assisted the family with arrangements.

Text Only
  • Carl Sherrill

    Carl Nelson Sherrill, 82, of Pikeville, passed away July 24, 2014. Funeral services were held July 26 from the chapel of Hood Funeral Home. Bro. Chip Winstead officiated, with burial in Walker Cemetery.

    July 29, 2014

  • Mary Haack

    Mary Margaret Ives Haack passed away July 27, 2014 in Crossville. She resided at Fairfield Glade Assisted Living near her daughter. She was 98. Memorial services for Mary will be in Muncie, IN.

    July 29, 2014

  • Ruby Gibson

    Ruby Brown Gibson passed away July 28, 2014.

    July 29, 2014

  • Robert Dyer

    Robert Eugene "Bobby" Dyer, 56, of Crossville, passed away July 25, 2014.

    July 29, 2014

  • Harvey Derrick

    Harvey Alvis Derrick, 91, of the Grassy Cove community, passed away July 22, 2014. Funeral services were held July 26 at Grassy Cove United Methodist Church. The Rev. Martha Hale and the Rev. Monica Mowdy officiated, with burial in Hedgecoth Cemetery.

    July 29, 2014

  • G.W. Johnson

    G.W. Johnson, 76, of Crossville, passed away July 23, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center
    Funeral services were held at Bilbrey Funeral Home July 26, with Bro. Ralph Reagan officiating and burial in Crossville City Cemetery.

    July 28, 2014

  • Opal Pauline Hassler

    Opal Pauline Hassler, 68, of Crossville, passed away July 23, 2014, at Cumberland Medical Center. Funeral services were held at chapel of Bilbrey Funeral Home July 26, 2014, with Bro. Mike Kerley and Bro. Ryan Overfelt officiating and internment in Crossville City Cemetery.

    July 28, 2014

  • Ruth Mackenzie

    Ruth Vicory Yoakum was born on May 9, 1912, to Wilma Pearl McCreary and Walter Carpenter Yoakum in Leavenworth, KS. She passed away on July 17, 2014, at the Wharton Homes at Uplands Village in Pleasant Hill. There will be a service of the worship of God in her memory at the Pleasant Hill Community Church in Pleasant Hill at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 2.

    July 24, 2014

  • obit-bill graham.jpg William Graham

    William “Bill” Fancher Graham, 70, of Crossville, passed away peacefully at home July 19, 2014, after a long and courageous battle with malignant lymphoma. Funeral services were held July 22 at Main St. Church of Christ. Bro. Barry Kennedy and Bro. Larry McDuffee officiated, with burial in Green Acres Memory Gardens.

    July 24, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dr. Charles Brookhart

    Dr. Charles Edward Brookhart passed away July 21, 2014, in Overland Park, KS. He was 85.

    July 23, 2014

Marketplace Marquee
Must Read
Section Teases
Seasonal Content
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Weather Radar
2014 Readers' Choice
Graduation 2014