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.
Condolences can be left at smithfamilymortuaries.com.
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