Charles R. Hartline

Charles R. Hartline

Charles R. Hartline, 74, of Cape Girardeau, and formerly of Union County, died Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023, at his home. 

He was born on Feb. 24, 1949, in Anna, the son of Frank and Eva Hoyle Hartline. 

He married Nancy Lowell on June 21, 1989, in Paducah.

Mr. Hartline is survived by his sons, Charles (Kiya) Hartline Jr. and Chad Hartline (Jamihia Walker); brothers Frank Hartline Jr. and Bobby Absher; many grandchildren; special friend Karen Stilley; other relatives and many friends. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Earl and Donald Hartline; sisters Shirley Isaacs and Sue Absher; and his wife, Nancy.

He was the youngest of seven siblings. He graduated from Anna-Jonesboro Community High School. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. 

He was a deputy for the Union County Sheriff’s Department and retired from the United States Penitentiary in Marion. 

He enjoyed camping and fishing with his family and friends and loved his dogs, Boo and Jubilee.

Graveside funeral services with military honors will be private. Rendleman & Hileman Funeral Home in Cobden is in charge of arrangements.

To view his memorial page and to leave online condolences for Charles Hartline, please visit the Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home website at

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