Carmen A. Hottell
Carmen Amy Hottell, 98, Corydon, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018, at Harrison Springs Health Campus in Corydon.
Born Jan. 7, 1920, in Corydon, he was the son of the late Harry and Daisy Neely Hottell.
He was a graduate of Corydon High School, where he lettered in track and field; attended Georgia State College; graduated Twin Engine Flying School in October 1942 at Turner Field in Albany, Ga., and continued to improve his skills with four months advanced training with Eastern Airline in Atlanta, Ga. He was a member of Hump Pilots Association, a group of Army Air Corps veterans who served in the China, Burma, India theater. He was put on inactive duty April 6, 1946, and recalled to active duty in 1951 as a ground control intercept officer. He was honorably discharged in October 1952. He was a founding member and elder of Crossroads Presbyterian Church in Stone Mountain, Ga., and recently attended Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Corydon.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Betty Jane Hottell; a brother, Lewis Hottell; three sisters, Leola Smith, Evelyn Bliss and Erma Jean Gross; and a son-in-law, Byron (Choppy) Bourgeois Jr.
Survivors include a son, Harry E. Hottell (Rebecca) of Corydon; a daughter, Betty Ruth Bourgeois of Dahlonega, Ga.; a brother, Max Hottell (Betty) of San Antonio; four grandchildren, Richard J. (Pete) Hottell, Robert B. Bourgeois, Michael J. Bourgeois (Andrea) and Ashley Bourgeois Harbin (John Michael); and six great-grandchildren.
Funeral: Thursday, Oct. 11, at 11 a.m. at Gehlbach & Royse Funeral Home in Corydon with burial in Heidelberg United Methodist Church Cemetery near Corydon.
Officiant: Pastor Carol Wade.