January 20, 1930 - June 11, 2019 King - Charlie "Tumpie" Hill, 89, passed away on June 11, 2019 surrounded by his family. He was born to his late parents Jasper and Minnie Hill on January 20, 1930 in Sanford, NC. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Odell and JW. Charlie lived most of his life in King, NC. He owned several businesses such as King Auto Parts and United Used Cars. In his younger years, he could be found racing at Bowman Gray Stadium or going to NASCAR races. Later in life you could always find him working in his garden, raising chickens, or teaching his grandkids the simple values in life. Charlie was a friend to all he knew. If you ever needed advice, he was the guy you came and saw. He was a man of few words, but you couldn't let that fool you because behind those eyes were years of wisdom that no amount of experience could ever teach. As a husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Charlie made sure that they had every opportunity in this world and made sure they never wanted for anything. At times he could be stubborn, like his grandsons always said, "we could trade you in for that donkey and it would never be as stubborn as you." He's on the highway to heaven now but knowing Charlie he'll have to stop and pick up one of those old used cars. Charlie is survived by his beloved wife Ruth, of 60 years, and his daughter Tonya Brake and special son-in-law Randy of Lake Norman; two grandsons, Joshua and Jeremy, who were his pride and joy, and two great-grandkids, Addie and Colton, who were his sunshine. A special thank you goes out to Bub and Brenda Vogler, Todd, Eddie, Joseph, Anna, and Wesley Hill and Wayne and Tammy Hutchins, Junior, Linda, Jason, and Marty Morris, and Buffy and Billy Welch. Family will receive friends and family Friday, June 14th from 7:00-9:00 PM at Slate Funeral Home in King, NC. Funeral services will be held Saturday, June 15th at 11:00 AM at Slate's with a burial at Crestview Cemetery in Rural Hall. Slate Funeral Home is honored to serve the family of Charlie Hill. Online condolences may be offered at www.slatefh.com. Slate Funeral Home 132 E. Dalton Rd. P.O. Box 23 King, NC 27021

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