Charles B. B. Stemple II

November 28, 1934 ~ February 1, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Charles B. Stemple II Obituary

         Memorial services for Charles B. Stemple II, 89, of Lufkin, will be held Sunday, February 18, 2024, at 2:00 p.m. at First Christian Church in Lufkin with Pastor Jennifer Steele-Lantis  officiating.

          Mr. Stemple was born on November 28, 1934, in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to the late Charles Byron Stemple I and Salome (Cramblet) Stemple, and died Thursday, February 1, 2024, in Lufkin.

          Charles was a mechanical engineer.  He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota.  Early in his career as an engineer he worked for the Whirlpool Corporation, later he owned Stemple’s Appliances in Lufkin.  He was a member of First Christian Church in Lufkin as well as Kiwanis of Lufkin.  He proudly served his county during the cold war as a captain in the US Army, serving as commanding officer of the Hercules Nike Missile base in Marine, Illinois. In retirement he enjoyed traveling in his motor home. He cherished being with his family, friends, and visiting neighbors while walking his dogs. Because of his strong faith in Christ his Lord and Savior he was able to walk humbly with authenticity and integrity all his blessed 89 years of life.

         He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Effie Stemple of Lufkin, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia Kay Stemple Aldred and James Patrick Aldred of Lufkin, TX: granddaughter, Isabella Aldred of Lufkin, TX; sister-in-law, Jo Roark of Houston TX; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

          In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice in the Pines, 1504 West Frank Ave. Lufkin, TX, 75904 or First Christian Church, 1300 S. First St. Lufkin 75901.

          Shafer Funeral Home, Lufkin directors.


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Memorial Service
February 18, 2024

2:00 PM
First Christian Church (Diboll, Lufkin)


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