Celebration of Life Scheduled for July 1st

Mike Seals - June 23, 2021 11:33 pm



The life of Charles (Charlie) Hedgcoth will be celebrated on Thursday, July 1, 2021, at Robson Fieldhouse at 2 p.m. Hedgcoth was a longtime Ponca City educator and died on June 3.

Neil Strangeland, a pastor in Ponca City and a former student of his, will conduct the service. Ryan Brown, also a former student and music teacher in Blackwell, will be singing, “Go Rest High on That Mountain” by Vince Gill.

Hedgcoth was born Jan. 16, 1951 in Pulaski, Tenn. He was hired by PCPS in August of 1990 to teach social studies. He retired a few years ago but returned to part-time teaching later the following school year.

PCPS has created an Endowment Fund for the Charlie Hedgcoth Memorial Scholarship. Donations may be sent to Ponca City Public Schools, Charlie Hedgcoth Memorial Scholarship, Attention: Brenda Storie, 613 East Grand, Ponca City, OK 74601.



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