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Douglas Eric Hentges

April 3, 1951 June 13, 2018
Douglas Eric Hentges
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Obituary for Douglas Eric Hentges

Douglas (Doug) Eric Hentges, 67, died on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 in Perry, surrounded by his family and loved ones. Viewing and visitation will be held on Sunday from 1:00pm to 8:00pm. Funeral service will be held on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church with Reverend Josh Bell officiating. Interment will follow at Grace Hill Cemetery. Dighton Marler Funeral Home of Perry has been entrusted with arrangements.
Doug was born on April 3, 1951 in Madison, Wisconsin to James F. and Lavaun (McGill) Hentges, Jr. In 1952 the family moved to Gainesville, Florida, where he spent his younger life. He graduated from Gainesville High School in 1969. He worked for Florida Pest Control and Chemical Co., in many different capacities until 1978. He made the decision to move to Perry, Ok in 1978 with his young son Eric, since he had spent much of the summer years of his youth here with his grandparents and had always thought it a great place to be. This was a decision that turned out to be very true. He was employed by Charles Machine Work in 1978 and retired in 2011. He worked in several different capacities throughout his 34 year career there and made many different friends and always enjoyed his decision to be there.
Doug met his wife to be Shirley Jean Henn in 1981 and they were married on July 11, 1986. They started a great life and family together. Doug and Shirley raised his son, built an Angus cattle ranch northwest of Perry; they traveled extensively, which included many hunting and fishing trips. Doug also raised and trained English setter birddogs. He said he lived an ideal life with Shirley for 38 years, his wife, his best friend and partner for life.
Pallbearers will be Terry Harmon, Jack Branson, Curtis Calhoon, Adam Valencia, Heath Hentges and Harvey Hentges.
Doug is preceded in death by his parents James F. and Lavaun (McGill) Hentges, Jr. and grandparents James F. and Edna Hentges, Sr. and Horace and Fynes McGill.
Doug is survived by his wife of the home, son Eric W. Hentges and wife Kelli of Houston, Tx., daughter Vickie Jackson and husband Steve of Davenport, Ok.; brothers Dr. Eric James Hentges and wife Sue of Virginia and Kurt W. Hentges and wife Judy of Florida; uncle Verl E. Hentges and family of Oklahoma; grandsons Douglas W. Hentges, Justin Grove, Grayson Sharp; granddaughters Erica Hentges, Hannah Jackson, and Adelyne Hentges and several great grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made in his name to St. Jude’s or the American Cancer Society, c/o Dighton Marler Funeral Home, 203 Fir St. Perry, Oklahoma 73077.
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1:00 PM 6/17/2018 1:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 6/17/2018 8:00:00 PM
Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Perry

203 Fir Street
Perry, OK 73077

Dighton-Marler Funeral Home of Perry
203 Fir Street Perry 73077 OK
United States

Funeral Services




2:00 PM 6/18/2018 2:00:00 PM
First Christian Church

701 Holly
Perry, OK 73077

First Christian Church
701 Holly Perry 73077 OK
United States

Cemetery Details


Grace Hill Cemetery Final Resting Place

Memorial Drive
Perry, OK 73077

Memorial Drive Perry 73077 OK
United States

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