Charles Edgar Rothrock entered the gates of heaven on Sunday, May 8, 2022. He crossed over from Ascension Providence Hospital in Waco.
Charles was born on December 7, 1954 at Christoffer and Edgar Hospital in Mexia, Texas to Joseph Sanford and Bessie Marie Tomlin Rothrock. He was a lifelong resident of Mexia.
Charles worked as a firefighter/paramedic and police officer for the City of Mexia. For the last 23 plus years, Charles worked as a truck driver for various companies.
On February 14, 1999, Charles married the love of his life, Betty Hicks, in Mexia.
Charles was an amazing father, husband, brother, grandfather, and friend. Spending time with family and friends was the highlight of his life. He loved to socialize, do stand-up comedy, and play poker at the casino. He was witty and had a laugh that would light up a crowd. Charles loved helping people. He was a longtime member of the First Baptist Church.
He was preceded in death by his parents, J. S. and Bessie Rothrock; brother, Joseph Sanford Rothrock, Jr.; grandparents, Homer and Elvis Rhodes Tomlin and James Calvin (Jim) and Minnie Lee Waldrep Rothrock.
Charles is survived by his loving wife, Betty Rothrock; daughter, Kayla Joyce Cargile (Kiber Silva); granddaughter and the Light of his Life, Kadynce June Silva; sisters, Laura Elizabeth Rothrock, Sandra Kay Hensley (Larry Hensley), and Betty Jo Lockler; brother, James Homer Rothrock; nephews, David Wayne Rothrock, Kenneth Rothrock, Homer Wayne Hensley, Michael Litz Hensley, Benny Joe Lockler, III, Brian Jacob Lockler, William Tomlin Rothrock, Zachary Scott Rothrock; niece, Becky Jean Lockler; and sister-in-law, Jo Pulliam.
His nephew, Kenneth Rothrock, said “Heaven received a true saint. He was so looked up to by his family and friends. He was a giant of a man with a heart the size of Texas!”
Donations may be made to the Greater Mexia Area Habitat for Humanity, Box 362, Mexia, Texas 76667.
There is no service, nor visitation, planned at this time.