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Charles Ray


August 26 , 1943 - June 18 , 2022

Charles Ray Hager
Charles Ray Hager
1943 - 2022


Wednesday, June 22, 2022
1:00 ~ 3:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home


Wednesday. June 22, 2022
3:00 PM
Michigan Memorial Funeral Home Chapel

Interment at Michigan Memorial Park



Hager, Charles R., age 78, of Garden City, June 18, 2022. Beloved husband of Anita June Ball. Loving father of Tammy (Joseph) Hatfield, Charles (Kimberly) Hager, Steven Hager, and Todd (Tarina) Hager. Dearest grandfather of Brian, Kyle, Nichole, Zach, Timmy, Jessica, and great-grandfather to Carson. He is survived by Viola Wright and Judy Cogburn. He is preceded in death by his son Timmy Hager, grandson Josh Hatfield, parents Joe and Essie Hager, siblings Pat, Janie, Harry, Bob, Ken, Terry, and Stella Jo. Charles was apart of the Union of Operating Engineers.


I will always be your little girl and you will always be my hero. I love you so much Daddy. My heart is broken and I will never be the same. Tammy Hatfield

Oh Paw, what am I gonna do without you? You were the strongest man, somebody who I always looked up to. You always knew how to put a smile on my face and gave the best advice. I will forever miss you and love you. Love, Your ‘Tole Nichole

Dad, I miss you so much already! So many memories of you flood my mind. You were the best father ever, and you set the bar high. You earned your wings. Fly high dad! I love you! Your baby son, Todd Todd

Dad, I miss you so much. These past few years of you and mom living with me have been amazing. I’ll miss our daily morning chats. I’ll miss you looking out the window and knowing more about the neighborhood in one month than I did all the years living here. I’ll miss hearing you ask if I was “expecting Bryan and the dog?”. I’ll miss seeing you make the claw hand at Mischka and making her bark and growl. I’ll miss us joking with mom and saying “Elizabeth is calling”; Us not stopping until we were sure she was upset with us; the smile on our faces as we looked at each other thinking “mission accomplished”. I’ll miss watching silly movies with you and then later repeating the lines and laughing. I cherish everything you’ve done for me and all our family. I’ve never known anyone as dedicated to their family as you were. I treasure the memories of our camping trips that you reluctantly went on, but you did anyways because you knew it was important to me; and then you and mom going zigzag canoeing up the river. I remember wrestling with you as a kid and then being super concerned when you said you needed water - all us kids frantically trying to get you something to drink. I think about how proud I was sitting in the front seat of the station wagon driving to Kentucky all those times. You were always there for me dad no matter what phase of my life and no matter which direction my life took. Your only concern was that I was happy. I know you worked tirelessly to raise us and scarified so much for your family. So many times I saw you help others. In turn, everyone that knew you cherished you, respected you, and I’m sure, sought to be a person of character and integrity in your footsteps - I know I did. So many times I’d ask myself “what would dad do?”. But now I’m left asking “what will we do now that dad’s gone?” I think we all feel a sense of confusion without you here and I’ll never get over losing you. I’ll see you again one day and I’m the meantime, I’ll miss you every day of my life. I love you dad. Steve

Charles you were an amazing guy and I am going to miss you so much. From the first time we met you always joked and made me laugh. I am going to miss you messing around with me from the time I walk into the door til I leave. The quote Bryan your dog loves you then your laugh. I will miss you always looking out for Mischka. That dog loves you so much and was always looking for you. I will miss our talks about my family and you always saying positive things to make sure I know that you loved me like family. I will always eat coney hotdogs with no mustard. I love you and will miss you. Bryan

Paw, I miss you already. I'm going to miss walking through the door and the both of us excited to see each other. And I'm going to miss talking to you about how my school is going and all of my aspirations. I miss you and will love you always and forever. Love, Zach. Zachary

My dearest husband. My heart is broken in two. I do not know how I can go on without you. I have loved you for so long. I will always remember the times we spent together. You were the best thing that ever happened to me. Rest In Peace my love and I hope to join you soon. You will be forever on my mind and in my heart. Anita

My dearest husband. It is with a broken heart that I write this message. I loved you from the moment I first saw you. There is no one on this earth that could ever take your place. I will continue to love you till the day God calls me home. You will always be my soulmate. Rest in peace my beloved husband. Even though my heart has been broken into so many pieces I know you are happy seeing your mom, dad,brothers and sisters. I love you and will forever cherish the love we shared. Until God says it is my time to go I will always keep , your memory alive. Loved you then and love you now. Miss you so much. Anita