Drum Funeral Home-Hickory

940 29th Avenue NE, Hickory, NC


Charles R Hoke Jr.

December 21, 1953January 29, 2020

Charles Richard Hoke, Jr, has crossed the river to his heavenly home January 29, 2020 after a long battle here on this earth. Now Charlie can fish, hunt, and just maybe drive fast cars to his heart’s content with a hound dog by his side, as we are told in God’s word that heaven is treasures untold and these are the things he treasured. He owned and operated Hoke Painting for several years and enjoyed making his customers happy with professionalism and pride in his work. On his business card he spread God’s word with saying. “If we meet and you forget me, You have lost nothing; But if you meet Jesus Christ And forget Him, You have lost everything.” He also enjoyed the antique and collectible business, always on the hunt for that special treasure! He assisted his wife in the auction business when he could. He was active in the past when he was able, with his church and loved interacting with the youth and his testimony can be heard from the lives he touched. Anyone who knew him could tell right away he was a man with a big heart. He would share whatever he had to share, except his sweets, and everybody knows, those he kept hidden from sight! He was born on December 21, 1953 in Catawba County to Lois D. Hoke and Charles R. Hoke, Sr who have preceded him in death. He will be waiting at the river for his faithful wife of 34 years, Linda Rochelle Hoke who he has left behind. He also leaves behind 4 older sisters, Leila Church of Shelby, Linda Huffman of Conover, Lina Morrow of Hickory and Cheryl Ann Frye of Hickory along with several nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers, he has asked that donations be made to either Carolina Caring Hospice or your local Humane Society. A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 8, 2020 in the Chapel of Drum Funeral Home in Hickory, with Rev. Lawrence Jones officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. prior to the service. Condolences may be sent to the Hoke family at www.drumfh-hickory.com. Drum Funeral Home in Hickory, NC, is honored to be serving the Hoke family.


  • Receiving of Friends Saturday, February 8, 2020
  • A Celebration of Life Saturday, February 8, 2020


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Linda Hoke

February 10, 2020

I want to thank everyone for the support you have shown during this emotional time. Charlie was my other half for almost 35 years. He is no longer having to fight the fight, his battles are over! I miss you honey, wait for me by the river!

Sherlie Miller

February 6, 2020

I am so sorry for the loss of Charlie (we always called him Charlie). He was a great man and he will surely be missed by so many. We enjoyed working with him over the years - he did excellent work and was so proud of the work he did. Linda, my heart goes out to you because I know you loved him deeply and your life will be so different without him. May God bless you with comfort and peace.

Terry Gilbert

February 6, 2020

Sorry to hear able Charlie. Charlie & I were in the same graduating class at St Stephens HS. We played some sports together & he was always a fun person to be around. My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife and other family members.

Kay Tester

February 6, 2020

Met Linda and Charlie when we went to church together ,some of best people you would ever want to know ,so sorry Charlie had to go thur what he did ,but today he’s pain free ,your in my prayers Linda ,love you

Pam Huffman

February 5, 2020

Charlie and I went to St.Stephens together. We also rode the same bus. He knew me as Pam Lail. So sorry for your loss! He was always a great guy. Prayers for the family.

Rick Heavner

February 5, 2020

Prayers to Linda and your Family. Rick

Tracey Sigmon

February 4, 2020

Just hanging out at the home. Laughing at him and the dogs. Miss you Charlie.

Barbara Propst

February 4, 2020

I will miss Charlie coming in our store with Linda. He always wanted me to order his favorite "After Shave" Stetson... Love to you all..

Kathy Bolick Moretz

February 2, 2020

I went to school with Charlie at St. Stephens. I'm so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Curtis Barlowe

January 31, 2020

Sorry to hear about Charlie, he I played on the same basketball team at St Stephens, Charlie and I were good friends through high school hated to hear of his passing, my prayers go out to his family.

Curtis Barlowe