Oscar C. Hairell Sr.

Born on May 9, 1929

YOAKUM - Oscar C. Hairell, Sr., age 84, of Yoakum, TX, formerly of Devine, TX, passed away Nov. 9, 2013 at his daughter's home with his family at his side.
Oscar was born May 9, 1929 in Yoakum. In 1947 he graduated from Yoakum High School and began working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company in Oct. of 1947. He spent his entire working career at Southwestern Bell, (43 years) before his retirement.
Oscar married Kathryn Searle in Alice, TX on Dec. 5, 1950. They lived in Devine for a number of years and raised their three children there. He was a member of Masonic Lodge and Eastern Star for 55 years and a Master Mason for 57 years. He was also a member of the Telephone Company Pioneers.
Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Kathryn Hairell of Yoakum; children and their spouses, Annette Otremba and husband Anthony of Spring Branch, Oscar Hairell, Jr. and wife Malinda of San Marcos, Elizabeth Love and husband Michael of Derby; 9 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; sisters, Ruby Ford of Edna, Lillian Kopecky, Amye Schlinke and brother, Wilburn (Betty) Hairell all of Yoakum; and numerous relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Ollie D. and Amelia Kuenstler Hairell and by 2 brothers, 3 sisters., and 1 great granddaughter.
Visitation will be on Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church of Yoakum, 1026 East Gonzales Street. The Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 at First United Methodist Church of Yoakum. Interment will follow the Funeral Service at Mission Burial Park South in San Antonio at 3 p.m..
Memorials may be made to the Fisher House at Lackland Air Force Base or the Benevolent Fund of The Order of the Eastern Star.
Arrangements by Tondre-Guinn Funeral Home, 830-931-2221.
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