Memorial services for David Jon Hemphill, 65, Lawrence will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2017 at First Presbyterian Church. He passed away Monday, January 16, 2017 at his home.
David was born February 21, 1951 in Lawrence, the son of Thornton and Elsie Fern (Bahr) Hemphill.
David graduated from Lawrence High School and Pittsburg State University. He was a self-employed rental property owner. Family was of utmost importance to David. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren and followed their activities with pride. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle around the country and would lead groups on rides. He loved living in the country and being outdoors. David could always be found in his woodshop working on his next creation. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church for many years and served several times as a Trustee. He had a big heart and loved helping others.
He married Carlotta Schmidt in 1978 in Lawrence. They spent many years together raising their family and sharing life’s experiences. They later divorced.
Survivors include his daughter, Andrea Christenson, and husband, Ty, Overland Park, KS; his son, Jonathan Hemphill and wife, Megan, Leawood, KS; four grandchildren, Eli, Lena, Rory Hemphill, Brooks Christenson; two brothers, Richard Hemphill and wife, Jill, De Soto, KS; Roger Hemphill and wife, Sandy, Overland Park, KS; half-brother, James Hemphill and wife, Carolyn, Lawrence; and half-sister, Charlene Fritzel and husband, Gene, Lawrence.
The family will greet friends and family from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. Sunday, January 22, 2017 at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Habitat for Humanity or First Presbyterian Church and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.