Gordon was born April 26, 1932 at Gore, OK, the son of Mark and Eva (Orr) Thomas and died Thursday, December 5, 2018 in Coweta.
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On July 5, 1950 he married Ethel Laverne Fletcher in Fort Smith AR. The couple lived in Muskogee for several years before moving to Coweta. She preceded him in death on January 23, 2017. Prior to retirement, he had worked at Tasty Bread Co. in Muskogee before it closed, he then worked for Wonder Bread in Tulsa for 33 years. Gordon was a man who would help anybody in need and never met a stranger. He enjoyed coon and squirrel hunting and playing cards with his family.
Survivors include his children, Karen Meadors and husband John, Alan Thomas and wife Betty, and Janice Thomas; grandchildren, Dickie Paul Scott, Dana Renea Walker, Alan Mark Thomas Jr., Amie Deann Davis, Andrew King Thomas, Anthony Joe Thomas, Adam Timothy Thomas, Aaron Paul Thomas, Alicia Leann Thomas, Brandi Ivey, Ricky Lee Sartin II, and Julie Renea Speaks; 31 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; one sister Ruth McElhaney; numerous nieces, nephews, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and five brothers and sisters.