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Charles Olen “Red” Hallford
1926 - 2017

Charles Olen “Red” Hallford passed away Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, in his home.

A Celebration of Life was held Saturday in the Chapel of Owens and Brumley Funeral Home in Wichita Falls with Pastor Roger Deerinwater officiating.

Red was born in Wichita Falls on June 10, 1926, he lived most of his life there, with some time spent in Abilene and California. He graduated high school in San Diego, CA. He served in the US Army in Germany during WWII from Sept. 1944 to July 1946 as a Technician, 5th grade. He also served during the Korean War in the US Navy Reserve from Sept. 1950 to Dec. 1951 as an E3. He was married to Betty June Nolen from 1949 until 1975, with whom he had four children. They raised their family in Iowa Park. His career was in the oil field as a roughneck and rig equipment mechanic in and around Texas and California until retiring in 1988.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Chester Irvin Hallford and Virgie Jane Merrell; brothers, Chester, Jap and Marvin Hallford; sisters, Viola and Rosie; daughter Lori Jane Wolf; and grandson: Jimmy Stone.

Survivors include three children, Carolyn Jo Hudson of Angel Fire, N.M., Patty Ann Hallford of Temple, and Wayne Hallford of Grapevine; five grandchildren; and a great-granddaughter.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggest memorials be made to Meals on Wheels or Hospice.

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