Charles W. Hartley, 76, of Van Buren passed away Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, at a local nursing home. He was a retired printer, having worked for Enid News and Eagle Newspaper for more than 45 years. He was an avid sailor, marathon runner and hiked the Grand Canyon twice. He had also climbed three of Colorado’s highest peaks and went on two mission trips to Peru. He was a long distance bicyclist and also enjoyed motorcycling. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Bertie Lou (Sumpter) Hartley; one sister, one brother and one son.
Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Heritage Church Chapel in Van Buren with cremation to follow under the direction of Ocker Funeral Home in Van Buren. Family will visit with friends at the church one hour prior to the service.
He is survived by his wife, Jamie Turner Whitlock Hartley of the home; five sons, George Michael Jadloski and his wife Paula of Wichita Falls, Texas, Charles Robert Hartley and his wife Linda of Fort Worth, Texas, Noel C. Whitlock Jr. and his wife Lael of Searcy, Ark., Richard Wayne Whitlock and his wife Carla of Van Buren and Harry Dean Whitlock and his wife Lisa of Reno, Nev.; one daughter. Leigh Ann Hartley Boggs of Haslett, Texas; 22 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one niece and two nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the work of Daniel and Kayla Rumpp, c/o Heritage Church, 1604 E. Pointer Trail, Van Buren, AR 72956.
Online tributes: www.ockerfuneralhome.com.