Earle McEntire, 89, of Wellington,

Earle McEntire, 89, of Wellington, Kansas passed, Thursday, October 10, 2013 at Sumner Regional Medical Center in Wellington, Kansas.

  Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, October 16th at the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home in Wellington, KS. Visitation will be at the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home from 1:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M., Tuesday, October 14, 2013 with the family receiving friends from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Burial will be at the Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Wellington. A memorial has been established with the Avenue of Flags or Century Park and may be left with the Hawks-Shelley Funeral Home of Wellington. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.hawksfuneralhome.

  Earle Emmett McEntire was born October 10, 1924 the son of Orman Emmett and Kathryn (Simmler) McEntire in Tulsa, OK. Earle was united in marriage to Dorothy Ann Tideman on October 17, 1953 in Tulsa, OK. He served his country in the US Air Force where he learned his aviation trade. He worked in Aviation his entire career for Cessna, Beech and Raytheon, retiring after 39 years. Earle enjoyed his family life and spent time with his children, Chuck, Kenny and Sally. They enjoyed bike riding, camping, visiting cousins, boy scouts, girl scouts and other activities together. When his grandchildren came along, he still had energy to hike and bike ride with them. Just last year he was still swimming when he visited Phoenix. Earle loved to eat and could consume more than most and remain incredibly slim, to the envy of others. He was a lifetime Mason.

  Surviving to honor his memory are his children, Charles, (Chuck) and his wife Alice McEntire of Catoosa, OK, Kenny and his wife Andy McEntire of Wellington, KS, and Sally Hawley and her husband Hugh of Peoria, AZ; seven grandchildren, Charlie McEntire, Jami Ames, Rebecca McEntire, Serina Mannen and Kassie McEntire, Stephanie Fogelson and Jessica Hawley, 10 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Ken McEntire of Denver, CO.

  Earle is preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 54 years Dorothy McEntire.