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Charles Diehl


Charles Raymond Diehl, 89, retired VFR pilot and retired Boeing Company employee, went to meet his wife and granddaughter in heaven, Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012.
Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at Smith Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby.  
Funeral services will be  at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Pleasantview Baptist Church, 1335 N. Buckner Ave., Derby.
Graveside service will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Highland Cemetery, Iola.
Charles is preceded in death by his wife, Autry; parents, Charles and Mamie (Buckingham) Diehl; brothers, Kimble and Vernie; sisters, Lucy Malony and Elieen Baker; granddaughter, Amber N. Diehl; and nephews, Donald and Jerry Diehl.
Survivors are his children, Chet (Belinda) Sample, Alpine, Texas, Warren R. Diehl, Cynthia D. Diehl and John M. Diehl, all of Derby; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.  
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Amber’s Angels or any Meritrust Credit Union.
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