Charles Wilbur Hockersmith, 75, of Morristown

Charles Wilbur Hockersmith, 75, of Morristown, passed away Thursday, June 8, 2023, at Hancock Regional Hospital in Greenfield.

He was born August 14, 1947, in Milan, the son of Herschel Hockersmith and Helen (Sandifer) Hockersmith Gregory.

Charles is survived by his children, Michael Hockersmith and wife, Melissa, Stephen Hockersmith and wife, Jennifer, Kathryn Charbeneau and husband, Dean, Jeffrey Hockersmith and wife, Julie, Jodi Bullard and fiancé, Kenny Stader, Carl Nickel, David Nickel, and Diane Bennett and husband, David; sister, Dorothy Ward of Shelbyville; 21 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his sisters, Nancy Hockersmith and Edith Mullens; and three grandchildren.

In 1966, Charles graduated from Morristown High School.  He received a Technical Certificate from Ivy Tech College, where he studied television repair.

He loved to spend time with his family.

Charles was a U.S. Air Force veteran, serving as a Sargent during the Vietnam War.

He worked as a machinist, on the rod assembly line, and then later in engine testing for Navistar, retiring with 37 years of service.

Charles was an avid gardener and enjoyed supplying his neighbors and friends with fresh vegetables.   He was known to be very helpful and devoted to his neighbors.

He also enjoyed going fishing and camping, watching NASCAR, woodworking, and he also collected model cars.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to Noon, Wednesday, June 14, 2023, at Freeman Family Funeral Homes and Crematory, Frazier Chapel, 124 E. North St. in Morristown.

Funeral services will be at Noon on Wednesday, at the funeral home.

Interment will be at Asbury Cemetery in Morristown.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Morristown Chapter of FFA, 223 S. Patterson St., Morristown, Indiana 46161.

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