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Charles ‘Charley’ Lee Hendren

Funeral services for Charles (Charley) Lee Hendren, 58, will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 19 at First Baptist Church in Douglas, with Pastor Roy Phillips of Douglas Baptist Church officiating.

Interment will be in Douglas Park Cemetery with military honors accorded.

Mr. Hendren went home to be with the Lord on Aug. 11, 2006. He was born Aug. 21, 1947, in Wichita, Kan., to John F. and Ruth (Nichols) Hendren. He graduated from Haysville High School in Haysville, Kan., in 1965. He obtained two bachelors degrees, one in criminal justice at Washburn University and one in theology at Baptist Salt Lake College.

Mr. Hendren met Veronica (Fronie) Ann Zink in Hayesville, and they were married on Oct. 13, 1967. Mr. Hendren served four years in the U.S. Air Force, including one year in Vietnam. He then began his law enforcement career, spanning 35 years as a police officer on the Topeka, Kansas, Police Department, a staff instructor at the Regional Police Academy in Arlington, Texas, director of training for the El Paso County Sheriff’s Department in El Paso, Texas, police chief in Sheridan, and finally as an instructor at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy.

Mr. Hendren was also a cowboy missionary/evangelist, preacher, singer and poet, sharing the Gospel and the western way of life to others across the United States. Adopted in God’s chosen race through the acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, he is survived by the countless number of believers in Christ.

More immediately, Charley is survived by his wife Fronie Hendren of Douglas; children and their spouses Rick and Becky Hendren of Jacksonville, Fla., and Kim and Greg Fenn of Arlington, Va.; sister Karen Southwick of Derby, Kan.; and granddaughter Shalla Fenn of Arlington.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

A memorial to the Douglas Baptist Memorial Fund, 225 South Fifth Street, Douglas, Wyoming 82633 would be appreciated by the family. Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.

Available for Purchase:

Book: West of Yesterday - East of Tomorrow

CD: Rest Beyond the River

CD: The Trail Home

Book: The Medusa Mare

Book: The Quotable Cowboy

Picture: Charley & Ol' Glory



Charley Hendren, Cowboy Preaching, spreading the gospel

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