Updated: 07 Sep 2009
The Sunray News (Sunray Oils)
May-June 1947 issue
JESSE ODOM BRENTLINGER
Death has terminated a long period of service with
Sunray for J. O. "Chappie" Brentlinger, just a few days before he
would have completed his 19th year with the company. Chappie, 71, was fatally
injured on Sunday night, May 11, when struck by a Tulsa funeral home ambulance
in Oklahoma City. He was walking in the rain near Sunray's Oklahoma City office
when hit, and died in Wesley hospital. Funeral rites were held May 14 at Hahn
Brentlinger, friendly and cheerful with business associates and personal acquaintances, and loyal to his company, was born in Holly Springs, Miss., June 29, 1875. He attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, taught school, and in October, 1899, married Mollie FIELDS. They made their home in Sherman, Texas, where he was inspector for a cottonseed oil company.
In 1920, Brentlingermoved his family to Caddo, where he farmed. He joined Sunray May 30, 1928 and worked at Sasakwa and Allen, Okla., before the company transferred him to Oklahoma City as yardman 10 years ago. The family home is still in Caddo.
Chappie was a member of the Baptist church and an enthusiastic flower gardener and fisherman. He is survived by his wife, two sons, six daughters, two brothers and three sisters. Burial was made at Caddo. Chappie's many Sunray friends extend sincere sympathy to his survivors.
Source: OKBits Message Board [Dec 2001]