Marlyn E. Gorden
Sep 22, 1929 - May 8, 2018
Marlyn E. Gorden, age 88, of Tulsa, went to be with the Lord Tuesday, May
8, 2018 at Brookdale Assisted Living Broken Arrow after a long illness.
He was born September 22nd, 1929 in Halfway, MO, the son of Burt Calvin
and Lois Ann (Brown) Gorden. He married Bertie Lou Hamilton, November
11, 1955, of Springfield, MO where they resided until moving to Tulsa,
OK in 1985. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Bernell
Gorden, Okell Gorden, and Lyle Gorden along with sisters Phillis Ragsdale
and Felcie Gorden. He is survived by his wife, Bertie Gorden, son Doug
Gorden and wife Paula, daughter Cindy Gruver and husband Bob, and grandson
Andy Gruver. He had a long career in education and retired from the Springfield
School District as Principal at Sunshine Elementary School just prior
to coming to Tulsa where he and his wife had a retail business, Buck Stove
Home Energy Center for 30 years. He enjoyed watching St. Louis Cardinals
baseball and followed Missouri Tigers football. Although, his real joy
came, as shown by his strong Christian faith, with being generous to everyone
he came in contact with. We will truly miss him, but know his joy is now
complete in the presence of the Lord. Graveside Services will be Thursday,
May 24th at 2:00 p.m. in Ft. Gibson National Cemetery with military honors.
Time: May 24, 2018 2:00 p.m.
Location: Ft. Gibson National Cemetery