Charles Earl Hightower
Published: February 25, 2013
CHARLES EARL HIGHTOWER, age 93, of Little Rock, passed away Feb., 2013, at Baptist Hospital. He was born on July 30, 1919, in Dardanelle; he was the son of Joseph Luther and Tillie Wells Hightower. Earl (Papa) was a carman for Rock Island Railroad for 29 and a half years. He is preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Elsie L. Hightower; sister, Ruby Hamilton; brother Joseph Ray Hightower and grandson Charles Gregory Hightower. Survivors include sons, Earl E. Hightower of Fort Smith and Larry G. Hightower of Little Rock; daughter, Janet Yates of Little Rock; sisters Faye Carter of North Little Rock and Evelean Stogdell of Dardanelle; grandchildren, Terri Waller of Maumelle, Penny Phillips of Bryant, Earl Hightower Jr. of Marble City, Okla. and Michael Hightower of Little Rock; seven great-grandchildren and two great-great granddaughters. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at Pinecrest Memorial Park Cemetery in Alexander. Visitation will be Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. at Huson Funeral Home in Little Rock. Sign an online guest book at www.husonfuneralhome.com.