Charles W. "Charlie" Hallock, age 83, died Aug. 5, 2000, in Payson. He was born Feb. 3, 1917, in Burlingame, Kansas.
After graduation from high school, Hallock entered The Williams Institute of Mortuary Science in Kansas City, Ka. Upon his graduation in June of 1940, he was employed by the MacKenzie Funeral Home in Wichita Falls, Ka., where he served his apprenticeship. In
1944, Mr. Hallock enlisted in the Army and served as a staff sergeant. His duties in graves registration took him to the Asiatic Pacific Campaign in the Philippine Islands.
Upon his discharge, he returned to Topeka, Ka. and was employed for many years at the Mosby-Mack Ford dealership where he excelled at sales, as he enjoyed people and a good joke.
In 1958, Mr. Hallock moved his family to Phoenix. He worked in several sales positions before returning to the funeral home business. He was an embalmer for Brazil-Whitney Mortuary in Glendale for many years, serving under Charles Whitney. From 1964 to 1982 he was employed by Green Acres Cemetery and Mortuary in Scottsdale.
Mr. Hallock was a member of the American Legion and the Masonic Lodge.
He is survived by one sister, Maxine Carey of Burlingame, Ka.; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Danny Weston of Apache Junction, Ariz.; son and daughter-in-law, Charles A. "Chuck" and Nancy Hallock of Payson; seven grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; one brother-in-law; three nephews and two nieces.
Mr. Hallock was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, MaryJane.
A graveside service was held Aug. 9 at Mountain View Memorial Gardens in Mesa.
Donations may be made to the American Lung Association