Verneal Hiatt will celebrate his 83rd birthday today. Cards may be sent to 1706 E. Locust, Enid, OK 73701.
Verneal was born July 24, 1930, in Fairmont, the son of Lawrence and Martha Hiatt.
He is a 1948 graduate of Douglas High School.
He served in the Army from 1951-1953, during the Korean War.
He married LaDonna May Rudy Feb. 7, 1953.
He worked four years for Garfield County Road Maintenance, and then spent 60 years in construction, home building and remodeling.
He is a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Enid.
His children are Anita Chance, Roger and Teri Hiatt and Bryan and Annette Hiatt, all of Enid. He has seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.