He was born in Arapahoe to Harry D and Ida B. (Mills) Mehaffie. He attended and graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1944.
He served his country in World War II from 1945 to 1947, serving in the Pacific Theatre in Okinawa.
He was employed by the Twin Valley Rural Electric Company for 36 years. He was a lineman and an apparatus technician. After retirement he was the caretaker of the Fairview Cemetery in Cambridge for more than 16 years.
He and his wife, Charla raised two grandsons, Danny and Josh.
He was a member of the United Church of Christ First Congregational Church. He served on many boards for the church. He was also a delegate for the Pioneer Association Ministries Committee. He was a life member of the V.F.W., past District Commander, and a member of the Cambridge American Legion.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and two sisters, Betsy Hester Best and Meta Mehaffie.
Survivors include his wife, Charla of Cambridge; two daughters, Willa Dea Mehaffie and fiancÚ, Tom Stubbs of Prosser and Vanessa and husband, Bill Harders of Wood River; and four grandchildren.
Memorial services will be Saturday, July 3, 10:30 a.m., at the UCC First Congregational Church in Cambridge with Bill Weaver officiating.
Military Honors will be at graveside by the Cambridge American Legion Post. Inurnment will be in the Fairview Cemetery at Cambridge.
Friends may sign the guest book on Thursday, July 1, or Friday, July 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Mortuary. Memorials may be left in his name at the Lockenour-Jones Mortuary to either the Cambridge Memorial Hospital or the First Congregational Church.
Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge is in charge of the arrangements.