Donald Charles Hemm

May 5, 1934June 12, 2018

Canton, NC – Donald Charles Hemm, Sr. 84, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at The Homestead. Born in Milwaukee, WI on May 5, 1934 to the late Nicholas and Laura Lemple Hemm. Don served his country honorably in the US Army. He was a journeyman electrician for many years. After retirement Don and Arlene moved to the beautiful mountains of Haywood County. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by son, Gregory Hemm. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Arlene Kirkish Hemm; daughter, Marie Bailey and husband Richard; sons, Donald Charles Hemm, Jr., and David Hemm and wife, Pam; brothers, Nicholas Hemm and Lawrence Hemm; and sister, Evelyn Italiano; eleven grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 11 am on June 27, 2018 at Bethel United Methodist Church with the Reverend David Russell officiating. A message of comfort may be left to the family at


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Donald Charles Hemm

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Dennette Piontek

June 16, 2018

I was 5 years old when i first seen u. I'd be sitting on the porch saying HI to you time to time when u'd leave for work or came home from work. You always said HI back & it made me feel special. Missed you guys after u move but always had all of the family in my mind & heart. You were a great man & may you rest in peace Mr. Hemm. God Bless all the Hemm family. Love Always.