Charles Ernest Boettcher
8/2/1937 - 12/30/2021


Charles Ernest Boettcher, 84, of Greenville, passed away on December 30, 2021, in Greenville, Texas. Funeral services will be 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel. 

Charlie was born August 2, 1937, in St. Louis, Missouri to Harry Boettcher and Doris Mae Thompson. He married the love of his life, Dorothy Riffel, on February 2, 1957, in Ramona, Kansas. From this union, he became a devoted father to four children.

After serving four years in the United States Air Force, he began his career in business aviation. He retired from Raytheon in 2001 as the Senior Manager of Systems Engineering. After his retirement, Charlie dedicated his time to educate himself by becoming a biblical scholar and had a passion for educating others. He was an active member of Westview Methodist Church and a disciple of God. He spent many hours reading, studying, and spreading His word.

Charlie was happiest when he was spending time with his family, boasting about his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and spending tireless hours on his computer studying Ancestry, listening to music, or posting on Facebook. He will be remembered for his wildly entertaining stories, his unfailing work ethic, and his huge smile and contagious laugh.

 He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Boettcher; children, Jerry Boettcher and wife Susan, Cheryl Harkey and fiancÚ Brian Boltz, Susan Mayfield and husband Cary, and David Boettcher and wife Kimberly; thirteen grandchildren, and twenty-four great-grandchildren; all whom he cherished. 

He was preceded in death by his brother, James Carl Boettcher, and both his parents.

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