Charles Ernest Boettcher
8/2/1937 - 12/30/2021
||Coker-Mathews Funeral Home
5100 Interstate 30 (at US-69)
Greenville, TX 75402
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COKER-MATHEWS FUNERAL HOME
5100 Interstate 30
1/4/2022 at 10:00 A.M.
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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
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
was preceded in death by his brother, James Carl Boettcher, and both his