ROLLA — Charles William Friend, 87, of Rolla, died Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at Satanta Long Term Care Unit in Satanta.

He was born Nov. 11, 1930, at the Homestead Dugout in Rolla to George and Esther (King) Friend.

He married Dru Ann Smithson on June 2, 1951.

He graduated from Texas Tech University, where he graduated with his bachelor's degree in education with a minor in Spanish. He returned to Rolla for a few years to teach, then moved to California and continued his teaching career. In 1965, he returned to Kansas to farm.

Survivors include a son, Clark Friend of Satanta; a daughter, Janice Hollis of Rolla; a brother, Don Friend; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dru; and a son, Carson Friend.

Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Rolla. Interment will follow at the Rolla Cemetery.

Visitation will be 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Garnand Funeral Home in Elkhart.

Memorials may be given to Rolla Pentecostal Holiness Church in Rolla, in care of Garnand Funeral Home, P.O. Box 854, Elkhart, KS 67950. Condolences may be posted at