He was the son of the late Ada Kate Kimbrough Rockholt and William Hardin Rockholt. He was preceded in death by his wife, Iva McKenzie Rockholt; and great-grandchild, Kelsey Stabler.
After enlisting in the Navy in World War II and serving in the Pacific, he returned to complete McMinn County High School and was co-founder/owner with his brother and father of Rockholt’s Furniture.
He enjoyed playing bass guitar, practical jokes and sharing humorous stories with his many friends and acquaintances. He was a member of Cleveland First Baptist Church.
Survivors include his son, Charles E. “Chuck” Rockholt Jr. and his wife, Evelyn, of Cleveland; grandchildren: Scott Rockholt and wife, Michelle, of Chattanooga, Shannon Rockholt Coe and husband, Scott, of Lake City, Fla., Amy Byrd and husband, Albert, of Jacksonville, Fla., and Jamie McCurry of Chattanooga; and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his friend and brother, Herb Rockholt of Decatur.
A memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2011, at Cleveland First Baptist Church with the Rev. Max Morris and Dr. Albert Byrd officiating.
The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to His Hands Extended Ministry, P.O. Box 2276, Cleveland, TN 37320
Fike Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
You are invited to send a message of condolence and view the Rockholt family guest book at www.fikefh.com.