Charles Hiott

Charles Allen "Al" Hiott

07-31-1958 - 11-30-2023

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Obituary of Charles Allen Hiott

Charles Allen “Al” Hiott, 65, passed away at his home in Lexington, SC on November 30, 2023.

Al was born on July 31, 1958 in Rome, GA. While attending West Rome High School, he discovered the alto, tenor and baritone saxophones. He played and competed in Drum and Bugle Corp as a multi-instrumentalist. This experience made him appreciate all types of music and he would go on to become an avid guitarist and mandolinist. After school, he served in the Air Force and in the National Guard. He performed maintenance on B52 Bombers and was an Air Traffic Controller. After serving in the military, he began a long and successful career in engineering focusing mainly on CAD Management. In 2020, after many training hours and practice, he piloted his first solo flight in a glider aircraft. Al was also a Honda Gold Wing enthusiast, and once rode from Georgia to Canada and back with his friends. He loved his family, his dogs, floating on boats and building and flying model aircraft. He was a jovial spirit and a kindred soul to everyone.

Al is survived by his wife of 20 years, Terri Hiott; two brothers, Timothy Hiott and Hamilton Hiott; his daughter, Nicole Hodges (Jason); his son, Tony Jackson; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild; his brothers and sisters in-law, Dave and Margaret Alewine and Tom and Jill Alewine.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Saluda Shoals Park River Center – TD Bank Room, 5605 Bush River Road, Columbia, SC 29212

Once you arrive at the gates, go toward the left gate and stop at the management window. Tell them you’re there for an event and the guard will let you in. Vehicles are not permitted on sidewalks, grass areas or at the rear of the facility. No parking in the traffic circle at the entrance. Please park in the lower left side of the lot.

South Carolina Cremation Society is assisting the family. Family and friends may sign the online guest book by clicking on the “Tribute Wall” tab above.


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Celebration of Life

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, December 16, 2023
Saluda Shoals River Center - TD Bank Room
5605 Bush River Road
Columbia, South Carolina, United States