Obia Hemphill

Obia Lee Hemphill was born October 27, 1927, to the late Jerry and Lottie (Shelton) Hemphill in Eupora, Mississippi. He made his transition December2, 2017 at his residence with his wife at his side.

At the age of 90 he was in Mt. Carmel Hospice at home for 7 months.

He has resided in Columbus, Ohio since the age of 19. He attended night school at Central High School. He had multiple jobs all with tenure! From breaking wild horses in Mississippi to being among the pioneers, to integrate UA Local 189 as a pipe fitter plumber.

Obia was the patriarch of the family. He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Malikah Sabir, siblings, Bob Clelester “BC”, George C, Allen Dale, Mary Hemphill, Taylor Len V, Arthur, Fannie Mae Hemphill, Hardy, Helen E. and Aslene Hemphill.

He leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife Linda, blissfully married for 29 years; daughter Jacqueline Hemphill ( Jonathan) Hawkins and Rhonda Hemphill; 90 grandchildren; 75 great grandchildren; 60 great great grandchildren; 87 nieces; 73 nephews; Brothers-in-law, Delphian Woods, and Charles (Essis) Cook, Robert (Lela) Cook, James Fuqua, and I. Wesley (Torsia) Cook; Sisters- in- law, Alice Bryant, Patricia Williamson, and Vicky (Theodore) Edwards.

Obia will be forever missed by all those who had the privilege of knowing and loving him.

Visitation 9am and Funeral 10am Saturday December 9, 2017 at New Birth Christian Ministries

Interment Asbury Cemetery

Online Obituary Donation in memory of Obia Hemphill

Condolence Messages

  1. To the family of Obia, you have my condolences in your loss. It is truly a blessing to live for 90 years. God blessed Obia with special mightiness, as Psalm 90:10 says, “The span of our life is 70 years, Or 80 if one is especially strong.”That is a long life but not compared to blessings of everlasting life! By means of God’s Kingdom, he promises that we will live forever in the near future (Psalm 37:29).

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