JEFFERSONVILLE - Hambley, Charles James Sr., 94, of Jeffersonville, IN, died Tuesday, April 29, 2014, at his daughter's home in Corydon.
He was born July 5, 1919, in Pikeville, KY, to the late William C. and Myrtle Huffman Hambley. A retiree of the Ford Motor Company in Louisville, Charles was a graduate of Purdue University in mechanical engineering and a lifetime member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Charles was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II where he served on the 2nd Ordinance Bomb Disposal Squadron at D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge and the Liberation of Mauthausen Concentration Camp.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 63 years, Christina Owens Hambley and four siblings.
Survivors include his sons, Gordon Stuart Hambley (Charlotte) of Tomball, TX, William Carter Hambley (Susan) of Alexandria, KY and Charles James Hambley, Jr. (Elaine) of Corydon; his daughters, Christina R. Hambley of Pikeville, KY and Rev. Mary Jean Wendelin (Spencer) of Corydon; his grandchildren, Dan Wendelin, MD (Lori Ann) of Louisville, Sara Atkins (Tim) of Royston, England, Bryan Hambley, MD (Jana Hambley, MD) of Cleveland, OH, Christina Kankanamge, MD (Wasula) of Houston, TX, Mary Beth Harris (Kirk) of Bloomington, IN, James Hambley of Indianapolis, William Hambley of Corydon, Jennifer Hambley and Benjamin Hambley, both of Alexandria; and his great-grandchildren, Rebecca, Diana and Katie Wendelin, Gavin and Jonathan Atkins and Ruchira Kankanamge.
Funeral services will be 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 4, 2014 at the Corydon Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Corydon. Rev. Mary Jean Wendelin will officiate. Regina Oglesby will be the pianist. Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Sunday at the church. Beanblossom-Cesar Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
The family requests that expressions of sympathy be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana or the
Thanks to our loving caregivers, Esther and Jeff Thomas and others.
Published in The Courier-Journal on May 1, 2014
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