Charles Anderson Hostetler Jr.


Hudson - Charles Anderson Hostetler, Jr., resident of Hudson, Florida, and a proud North Carolinian from Raeford, began his celebration with the Lord on Friday, January 27, 2017. He retired from Fruit of the Loom in Bowling Green, KY and made Florida his new home in 2016 where he enjoyed life on the Gulf Coast. Anderson was born May 30, 1954 in Raleigh, NC and was the first born of Anne Gore Hostetler Register and Charles Anderson Hostetler, Sr. Anderson's career spanned 35 years in the textile and apparel industry. Beginning at Burlington Industries in Raeford, NC, he worked in manufacturing and later in corporate finance. He headed the sales effort for Burlington's Raeford Uniform Fabrics Division in their New York City office for six years. He joined JP Stevens and spearheaded the global expansion of their Elastomerics Division. While there he traveled the globe to source rubber for the elastic industry. In 1993, Anderson joined Fruit of the Loom at their global headquarters in Bowling Green, KY. Heading their International Sourcing area then serving as Vice President of International Sales, he developed markets in the Caribbean South and Central America. He also served as Vice President of Business Development, then Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility, and as Vice President of Education and Development prior to his retirement in 2013. Anderson was a graduate of Hargrave Military Academy and Wake Forest University where his was a proud member of the Kappa Alpha Order. He attended the Business School at the University of North Carolina. He pursued a Masters degree in history at Western Kentucky University and served on the Board of Directors for the Gordon Ford School of Business at WKU.

He is survived by his wife, Denishia Martin Hostetler of Hudson, FL. He was married to Linda Peterson Hostetler and together they had two children: his son Peterson, daughter-in-law, Natalie, and grandson, Winston; and daughter, Honor live in Chattanooga, TN. His step sons, John C. Martin, II and Corie, grand-daughters: Sofia and Morgan, Woodbury, KY. James Clayton Martin and Levona, grand-daughter, Jazlyn and grand-son, Jace, Alpharetta, GA. His mother, Anne Gore Register and stepfather, Tom Register live in Pinehurst, NC. His brother, Henry and Kathy Hostetler, Winterville, NC and sister, Dorcas and Mark Douglas who live in Cary, NC also survive. Many cousins, nieces and nephews whom he loved so very much also survive. Anderson was a man who embraced the fullness to life; a man who knew the value of a kind word and a humble spirit. He was an inspiration to all who knew him.

Visitation for friends and family will begin at 9:30 in Gatlin Hall at the First Baptist Church in Raeford, NC.

Services for Anderson will be held at his home church, First Baptist Church in Raeford, NC at 10:30 AM on Friday, February 3, 2017. Interment will follow at the Raeford Cemetery.