Charles  Pummill

December 28, 1935 ~ December 22, 2021

Born in: Dallas , Texas
Resided in: Dallas , Texas

Dr. Charles L. Pummill, MD., 85, passed away on December 22, 2021. Charles was born in Dallas, Texas, on December 28, 1935, to Henrietta and Ralph Pummill.

Funeral services will be held at 11am on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, at The Hills Church – North Richland Hills Campus, 6300 NE Loop 820, North Richland Hills, Texas 76180. The family will receive friends from 10am until service time at the church. The burial will follow at 1:30pm at Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family request that donations be made to: Support Our Troops, Inc.// 501 C3 Charity, c/o Quinn N. Sowell, 11413 Ridgedale Ct., Denton, Texas 76207. www.supportourtroopstexas.com

Charles attended the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston followed by a general rotation internship at Brooke Army Hospital and 15 years of family practice in Muleshoe, Texas. He completed a diagnostic radiology residency at Scott and White Memorial Hospital and Cincinnati General Hospital. The Air Force then sent him and his family to Bitburg, Germany, for a 3-year assignment at Bitburg Air Force Base. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Radiology and was on the staff at Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine until he retired. Charles proudly served in the United States Air Force for 26 years. During his time in the Air Force, Charles was a flight surgeon in the Vietnam War. After serving in Vietnam, he was stationed in Washington DC as the flight surgeon for Air Force One. Charles received the Air Medal, an award given for heroic or meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight. Charles retired from the Air Force in 1984 as a Lieutenant Colonel.

He loved traveling, sailing “Knot on Call”, his catamaran sailboat, working puzzles, scuba diving, snow skiing, and being with his family. Charles and his wife, Rhonda, had a tandem bicycle that they have ridden in almost 40 different countries. They also traveled to every continent in the world.

Left behind to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 52 years, Rhonda Pummill; son, Giles Pummill and wife, Liliya; daughters, Dorinda Kanthack and husband, Bryan, Deanine Woestman and husband, Ken; grandchildren, Lexi and Charlie Woestman, and Henry Kanthack; daughter-in-law, Heather Morlang; brother, Douglas Pummill and wife, Janet; sister, Beth Whorton Williams and husband, Al; sister-in-law, Jo Pummill; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Charles is preceded in death by his son, Lt. Col. Gerald Dax Pummill (US Army); brother, Col. David Pummill; brother-in-law, Dental Technician Second Class Scott Whorton (US Navy), and his parents.

Services

Funeral Service: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 11:00 am

The Hills Church - North Richland Hills
6300 NE Loop 820
North Richland Hills, TX 76180

Graveside Service: Wednesday, January 5, 2022 1:30 pm

Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery
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  1. Rhonda, thinking of you and family. So sorry for your loss. Everytime I look at my Heather I think of you both. May your memories serve as release and bring peace.

  2. What a wonderful man and physician. He has had an impact on several many lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Rhonda and family, our prayers go out to you during this time. Charlie was an amazing man who wore a lot of hats for each one of you to admire and love. You were blessed with an amazing family and we are proud to call you our neighbors for so many of those years. The days ahead will be filled with stories of your lives together…never forget them.
    Gayle & Jerry Lee
    ❤️❤️❤️

  4. 21 years ago we spoke with Charlie about my breast cancer and the path we would need to take. He will always be remembered in our memories on how he assisted us.

  5. We loved Charlie so much, especially all those “Knot on Call” memories. Your family is so special to us. Love and prayers, Ron and Lyn.

  6. How fondly we remember such special times at the Southlake Church. You and Charles and your beautiful family were a blessing to us all. Our hearts and prayers are with you now.

  7. Mom and I send our condolences to you and your family. We have fond memories of Charlie when he was taking care of everyone in Muleshoe.
    Peace to you all.

  8. Sending heartfelt sympathy to all of you who knew and loved Dr. Pummill. I know the loss of this incredible man is felt far and wide. A beautiful couple, Rhonda and Charlie always made me think, “Now that is the kind of couple I want to be!” My heart is with you, Pummill family. Deepest condolences.

  9. We are so sad to learn of Charlie’s passing. Rhonda and the entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ralph and Judy Jodice

  10. Many happy memories of riding with the Pummills in Europe. Rhonda please accept our deepest sympathies.
    Thyce and Amy Colyn

  11. There was no one as thoughtful and generous as Charles. He gave medical advice and help to everyone in the family, patiently answering questions and giving confidence and comfort. He had a zest for new experiences and hobbies and what was next in life. He will be remembered with love and gratitude by his family and friends coworkers.

  12. Thoughts and prayers to all of the Pummill family. Memories are precious blessings and I know you have shared so many .

  13. While my family only knew him a short while in Irving, Charles was always had a warm and friendly smile and big heart! Praying for you, Rhonda and your family.

  14. I’m so sorry for your loss of this amazing man. I worked with Dr Pummill (X-ray tech) back in the early 90’s when he was the only radiologist. It amazed me that he typed his own dictation at like 150 words/min. Later I worked with him at the breast center – such a brilliant doc- and learned so much from him. He used to ride his bike to work and I’d remind him on occasion to comb his hair before seeing a patient. I know he’ll be forever missed and forever loved!

  15. Rhonda
    Dr Pummill was fine physician and he always took great care of me. My mother, Sue Nesbitt thought the world of him. She shared great stories of working with Dr Pummill in the OR in Muleshoe. I’ve no doubt mom and other caregivers from Muleshoe are greeting him with open arms.

  16. Love to the Pummill Family.
    Thanks, Mr. Pummill, for taking great care of our brother, Rusty McDowell, when he was most in need.
    To lose such a wonderful man, there are no words.
    Blessings and love,
    The Streff Family♥️

  17. Today was his birthday. I worked with him from 1990 -1999. He was a great man and taught me so much in the beginning of my career. I always thought of him on his birthday and when talking about great doctors. I loved him dearly. I am so saddened by his passing . He will always hold a special place in my heart . Rhonda also loved me like one of her own . I had just turned 21 when I started my career at Baylor Grapevine . I was the first paid sonographer there . We split call . Incredible man , doctor and family . With all my love , Kayla

  18. Doctor Pummill was a great small town Doctor. He helped so many people. He let me work in his office for a brief period during my younger years when I was interested in medicine. I got to observe a minor surgery and work with the lab tech. You will never see that these days. Such a life well lived.

  19. Uncle Charles shares his birthday with our anniversary and I will always cherish that coincidence. I will always remember his generosity and his kindness. He was a true gentleman and such an inspiration. ❤️🙏

  20. I remember Dr. Pummill as my doctor as a child. I remember that he was such a kind doctor. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

    Melanie (Blackwell) Montoya

  21. I have so many memories of Charles he gave me my first puppy and my first stitches. He would make house calls on my dad. We were truly blessed. He set the standards that few can achieve. Our hero.

  22. I also got the privilege of working with Dr. P at Baylor Grapevine in the 90’s. He, at the time, was the only radiologist.. that of course has changed over the years.He was a great Radiologist and a wonderful honorable man.. Rest In peace

  23. We think back on so many fun adventures with you and Charlie, especially our van tour of France including Normandy and Honfleur. We are privileged to have known Charlie and to have shared a friendship with both of you. We love you Rhonda and will keep you in our prayers. We look forward to seeing you soon. Always, Wayne and Sharon.

  24. We think back on so many fun adventures with you and Charlie, especially our van tour of France including Normandy and Honfleur. We are privileged to have known Charlie and to have shared a friendship with both of you. We love you Rhonda and will keep you in our prayers. We look forward to seeing you soon. Always, Wayne and Sharon.

  25. We think back on so many fun adventures with you and Charlie, especially our van tour of France including Normandy and Honfleur. We are privileged to have known Charlie and to have shared a friendship with both of you. We love you Rhonda and will keep you in our prayers. We look forward to seeing you soon. Always, Wayne and Sharon.

  26. We think back on so many fun adventures with you and Charlie, especially our van tour of France including Normandy and Honfleur. We are privileged to have known Charlie and to have shared a friendship with both of you. We love you Rhonda and will keep you in our prayers. We look forward to seeing you soon. Always, Wayne and Sharon

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