Class of 1945

1945 Graduation Edition
Perry Daily Journal
Charlie Merl Harman

– wrestled and played football for his share of PHS athletics, was a member of the student council in 1941-42, and president of his home room in 1940-41.

He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Merl Harman of 825 Cedar street, and was born southwest of this city on November 1, 1927. He is a member of the Sons of American Legion.

Roughnecking in the oil fields is his idea of a post-graduation task, with a course in veterinary college likely after the war.

Charlie Merl Harman

November 1, 1927 – May 23, 1962

Charlie M. Harman, 34, former athletic star at Perry high school died at 3 p.m. Wednesday in St. Anthony’s hospital, Oklahoma City, where he had been a patient since May 12.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the First Baptist church, with Rev. H. E. Alsup, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Lawn View cemetery southwest of Perry under direction of the Newton funeral home.

Harman, who farmed six miles west and three south of Perry, was born Nov. 1, 1927, at the family home southwest of Perry. He moved into the city in 1933 with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Merl Harman after his father was elected Noble county sheriff. He graduated from Perry high school in 1945, and was outstanding in athletics. He played tackle on the PHS football team and was heavyweight on the wrestling team.

He attended Oklahoma State university until March 1946 when he entered the Army. He was discharged in May 1947 after service in the Philippines. Harman married the former Miss Maxine Hayes December 29, 1948 in the Lucien Methodist church. He was a member of the First Baptist church of Perry.

In addition to his wife and parents, survivors are three sons, Sammy Merl, Cecil Wayne and Jimmy, all of the home; and a sister, Mrs. Mary Belle Brandt, Cushing.