Charles Hoke

August 21, 1915December 30, 2012

Charles J. Hoke, 97, of El Dorado, AR, passed away on Sunday, December 30, 2012, at the John R. Williamson Hospice House. He was born on August 21, 1915, to Henry G. and Lula Gall Hoke in Fairfield, IA.

Charles was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, a graduate of the University of Illinois, and served as a former trustee of Lyon College. He was retired as Executive Vice President from Murphy Oil Corportation, where he was one of the original employees. He was a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, the Geological Society of America, and the American Petroleum Institute.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Floy Neeley Hoke; two brothers; and two sisters.

Survivors are his daughters, Linda Hoke Bledsoe of El Dorado, and Marsha Hoke Hire (Don) of Birmingham, AL; granddaughter, Janet Bledsoe of Ft. Smith, AR; grandson, David Bledsoe of St. Lucia.

Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at Young’s.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, at the First Presbyterian Church with Dr. Daniel Loomis officiating. Burial will be private under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors.

Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 300 E. Main, El Dorado, AR 71730, or to the John R. Williamson Hospice House, 2301 Champagnolle Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730.


  • Service Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Charles Hoke

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JoAnn Eudes

January 9, 2013

Marsha, sorry for the loss of your Dad. I know you will miss him so. May you find comfort in your wonderful memories that will live in your heart forever. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your familly.

Kay Sims Palmer

January 4, 2013

Marsha, so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was indeed a dear man and I know you will miss him. Prayers for comfort for the days ahead.

Brenda Miller

January 2, 2013

One of the sweetest gentlest man I have ever known. We will miss you so very much. All our thoughts and prayers to your family. I will remember you always. Brenda Miller

January 2, 2013

Mr. Hoke was the ultimate gentleman and such a truly nice person. I cannot ever remember hearing a negative word about him. It was our pleasure to know him through Murphy Oil.

Peggy & Lee Lybarger

John & Sandy Ralston

January 1, 2013

I can't say enough about one of the smallest men yet he had the biggest heart. Chuck was a dear family friend and one of the last of the Ralston Rats to go home. To Linda and Marsha, the Ralston Family love will always be with you. Your Dad was simply the greatest!

December 31, 2012

Prayers and God's comfort and grace to all the Hoke family from the Newell family. Our sweet daddy, Bob Newell, Sr. died December 30, 1969. They are both with the Lord Jesus. Blessings to you all, Love, Virginia Newell, Bob, Jr.,
Jan Newell Kinzler, Nancy Newell, and Patti Newell Norsworthy
Ephesians 1:7-14