Register, Georgia, Mr. Charles Edward Iler, Sr., passed away on January 17, 2024, at East Georgia Regional Medical Center after a brief illness and under the care of Ogeechee Area Hospice. Mr. Charles was born March 27, 1942, in Bulloch County near the Stilson/Leefield Community to the late Robbie Iler and Vertie Hagans Iler. He lived in the Sinkhole Community of Bulloch County for most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. He attended Nevils School and Register School before moving to Savannah in 1950. Charles was a 1960 graduate of Groves High School in Garden City, Georgia. After graduating high school, he joined the U.S. Navy (1960-1964) where he served on the USS Piedmont, the USS Wilkinson, and was stationed in San Diego, California, for two years, Boston, Massachusetts for two years, and later made Savannah his home. He lived in Savannah for many years and later returned to Bulloch County in the late 1970s. He worked for 37 years for Flintkote Sheet Rock Company, which later became Georgia Pacific in Savannah as a lead man, mill oiler, and heavy equipment operator. Charles later attended barber college in Savannah in the late 1960s becoming a private part-time barber for many years. He was an avid horse trainer and trader for years, specifically drawing favoritism for the Tennessee Walking Horses. He owned and trained several horses before and after his retirement. Charles was a member of several horse riding clubs throughout Georgia and South Carolina. Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and trail riding horses. He logged over 2000 miles on horseback the year he retired. He also enjoyed rodeos, field trials, hosting many local yearly moonlit trail rides, and parades. In his later retirement years, he became very interested in cold case investigations, private investigations, and the Grand Ole Opry live on RFDTV, as well as watching the old westerns. He is preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Mary Alice Iler Hilton. Charles is survived by his two sons and a daughter-in-law, Michael and Karen Olliff Iler of Register and Chuck Iler of Statesboro; five grandchildren, Joshua and Melissa Iler of Brooklet, Lindsey Iler Smith and Addison of Guyton, Katie Iler of Greenville, Kellie Iler Evans and Cole of Savannah, and Lauren Iler of Statesboro; five great-grandchildren; and one brother, Bobby Cecil Iler of Brooklet. The family will receive visitors Friday, January 19, 2024 from 10:00am until the funeral hour at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro. Funeral services will follow in the Chapel of Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home at 11:00am with Pastor Lucas White officiating. Interment will take place at Union Baptist Church Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Joshua Iler, Addison Smith, Raul Manrique and Tommy Primm. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Union Baptist Church, P.O. Box 142 Register, Georgia 30452 or Ogeechee Area Hospice, P.O. Box 531, Statesboro, Ga. 30459. Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.