Chuck Deyhle, Sr., DVM
Chuck Deyhle, Sr., DVM

One of the charter members of the Academy of Veterinary Consultants, Charles E. Deyhle, Sr., DVM, 87, of Clarendon, Texas, passed away Thursday, Dec. 29, 2011.

Deyhle was born Nov. 26, 1924, in Honey Grove, Texas. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy. He was a graduate of Texas A&M, and received his DVM in 1951, after which he moved Clarendon, where he was a private practitioner and a feed yard consultant.

He held several local, state and national offices in various veterinary organizations. He was also a charter member of the Texas Cattle Feeders Association. He was an avid private pilot and greatly enjoyed fly-fishing. Deyhle was a long-standing member of the First United Methodist Church in Clarendon.

Survivors include his wife, Frances Deyhle of Clarendon; son Charlie Deyhle, DVM, and wife Jamie of Canyon; three daughters, Sandy Hill and husband Jim of Fort Collins, Becky McKinley and husband Dr. John of Amarillo and Jenny Rapp and husband Jodie of Austin; a sister, Betty Jo Hennard of Wheeler; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.