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Charlie was the rare person who, once met, would change your life forever. He did mine, as a young law student at UF, where he became one of my best friends. He proved to be the perfect model of joie de vivre and focus, approaching everything he chose to do with passion and style. He was truly a man for all seasons. I'm honored to be part of his community of friends and colleagues. To Stephen, Barbara, and the Hounchell family: he was loved, he will be missed always, and I treasure the time I...

Charlie touched so many peoples lives. He was one of the most caring people I know. His smile and laughter were a constant that will be forever missed. Rest in peace my friend. Until we meet again!

"You've been talking in your sleep..." I'll miss you always...

I have such fond memories of Charlie's warm, playful and generous nature. My heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

I remember Charlie from my Lakewood days. We were kids together. Reunited during high school days. I always was fond of him and knew he was special. I have thought of him often over the years. My best to all his family and loved ones.

I knew Charlie during our young school years, and during high school, sang in Spartones with him - what a blast we had then. To have seen what an accomplished man he turned out to be is wonderful. I wish Stephen and Barbara peace and God's light in their lives now and forever. God Bless you Charlie.

Charlie was a great friend of mine and I am a better person for having known him.

Charlie it was meant for us to laugh hearty that night, it was meant for me to sit on the EQFL Committee with you. I was blessed to have known you, and you will be missed greatly by me and so many who adored you. Many prayers support to Stephen and your family. Your legacy will live on and your smile never forgotten!

There are so many words to write about Charlie. And then there are none -- like so many others, I feel so devastated by the sudden loss of Charlie. He has inspired me for a lifetime. He had accomplished so much and yet was so humble and unpretentious. He instantly put a smile on my face when he'd walk into a room as whatever was happening just became infinitely more fun and interesting because Charlie had arrived. He encompassed what it is to be human, to truly live -- through his...


Charlie's Obituary

HOUNCHELL, Charlie The life and times of Charles Hounchell, a well-loved local resident who made friends around the world, will be celebrated in St. Petersburg and Tampa this week. Charlie, as he was known by most, was an attorney, real estate and business entrepreneur, and a committed community...

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