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Lanphere Charles Allen Lanphere, born September 15, 1930, Marianna, Arkansas, died Saturday, November 16, 2013, Columbus, OH. Preceded in death by parents Charles C. Lanphere and Bobbie M. Lanphere Caples, brother Lt. Claude C. Lanphere (KIA - World War II, Pilot USAF), sister Evelyn L. Vinchattle (Tim) and stepfather Jack Caples. Survived by wife, Evelyn Dargusch Lanphere; daughters, Gen Anne Lanphere and Lynda L. Buel (Kent); brother, Robert J. Lanphere (Shirley); grandchildren, Parker, Cameron, and Christan Buel; many cousins, nieces and nephews. Graduated Camden High School, Camden, AR, AA degree Magnolia A & M College, Magnolia, AR, BSBA Drake University, Des Moines, IA, MBA The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Executive Development Program, Ohio State University. Education honors include President Spanish Club, Founder President Business Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honorary, Business Manager - School Annual, voted Best All Around Student by Faculty Magnolia A & M, Omicron Delta Kappa Honorary Leadership, Who's Who American Colleges and Universities, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Drake University. Joined Lazarus as Executive Trainee and rose to SVP, Asst. to the President, Columbus, OH. President & CEO Joske's Department Stores (Allied), Houston, TX, VP Upton's Department Stores, Norcross, GA., CEO, Chairman & President, J. Byron's Department Stores, Miami, FL. BBB Board, Columbus, OH, Houston, TX, and Miami, FL. Retail Merchant Association, Columbus, OH, Houston, TX, and Miami, FL. United Way Division Leader, Columbus, OH, and President, Columbus Cancer Clinic, Columbus, OH. Baptized First Methodist Church, Camden, AR. Member Brookwood Presbyterian Church, Columbus, OH. Served two terms as Chairman of Board of Elders. Member Christ of the Hills Methodist Church, Hot Springs Village, AR. Varsity letters in Football, Track, Basketball, District High Hurdle Champion, District Championship Team member - American Legion, Camden, AR, member Baseball team, Hunters Point Shipyard, San Francisco, CA, member Football team, North Island Naval Air Station, San Diego, CA, member Football/Baseball teams, Naval Air Station, Memphis, TN. Graduated Naval Officer Candidate School. Newport, RI. Assigned as Radio/Signal Officer, USS Badoeng Strait, (CVE-116). Administrative Officer of ship. Rose to Lt. (Sr. Grade) In-port and Underway O.O.D., Athletic Director - Head Coach, US Naval Air Station, Memphis, TN. Selected Who's Who, American Business for Southwest, Southeast, and National. Ohio Furniture Man of the Year, Columbus, OH, Delta Sigma Fraternity, Camden, AR, All Star Team, City League Softball, Camden, AR. Arrangements by SCHOEDINGER NORTHEAST FUNERAL HOME, private interment. Contributions in his name may be made to Drake University Bulldogs Scholarship Fund, 2507 University Ave., Des Moines, IA 50311 or Southern Arkansas University Scholarship Fund, 100 E University St., Magnolia, AR 71753. To share memories or condolences, please visit www.schoedinger.com.
Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Nov. 24, 2013
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