Class of 1945

1945 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily Journal
Charles Hempfling

- son of Mrs. Mae Hempfling, 914 Cedar, is a native of Perry, having been born here June 23, 1927. He attended the Perry elementary school and the Catholic school.

A member of the high school string orchestra one year, Charles also played in the band for four years, and is a member of the Varsitonians, Oklahoma A. & M. college dance band.

He wants to attend A. & M. upon graduation. In the event he is called into service, Charles is looking to music as his postwar work.

Charles David Hempling Sr.

June 23, 1927 – April 17, 1998

Former Perry businessman Charles David Hempfling Sr., 70, Enid, died Friday, April 17, 1998 at Integris Bass Health Center in Enid.

Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in the First Church of the Nazarene at Enid. Rev. Robert Shepherd will officiate. Burial will be in Mount Carmel cemetery at Perry under direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

Hempfling was born at Perry on June 23, 1927. His parents were Carl J. and Mary (Neuerburg) Hempfling. He was a 1945 grad­uate of Perry High School and attended Oklahoma A&M in Still­water. He was married to the for­mer Phyllis Keller in April, 1948.

He enlisted in the United States Army Air Corp in 1946 and re­ceived the World War II Victory Medal.

For many years, he operated Hempfling Radio & TV in Perry before moving to Enid in 1969. At Enid, he was employed by Wheeler TV and later worked for Sears. He retired in 1989.

On July 15, 1978, he and Linda Pool were married.

Hempfling was active in the Lions Club, Civil Air Patrol, Enid Spads IMAA Charter and the Enid Spads Club.

He was a member of the First Nazarene Church of Enid and ministered in music with Jimmy Dell and the Amazing Grace Band.

Among survivors are his wife, Linda, of the home and four sons, David, Warren, Chris and Phillip, all of Enid; four daughters-in-law, four grandsons, four grand­daughters, three step-grandchil­dren, two step-great-grandchil­dren, three sisters, Doris Feken, Perry; Delores Emmons, Hobbs, NM; and Kathleen Pope, Lubbock, TX ; and one brother, Joseph Hempfling, Yuma, AZ.

Hempfling was preceded in death by his mother, father and one sister.

Memorials may be made in care of the funeral home to benefit the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation’s lung division or the First Nazarene Church.