Gary R. Oxford Sr.
Mr. Gary R. Oxford Sr., age 68, of Robinson, Illinois, died Thursday April 3, 2014 at 5:20 PM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Indiana, following several months of declining health.
Born February 8, 1946 in Cave In Rock, (Hardin County), Illinois, he was the son of Bernard Roger and Gladys Geraldine (Smith) Oxford. On November 16, 1963 he married Sherell J. (Davis) and she survives.
Mr. Oxford owned and operated GSG Industries in Robinson, Illinois and was formerly Plant Manager for Thordarson Meisner Incorporated for 21 years. Gary was a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #1369 where he rose to the level of Fellowship Degree by having advanced through the degrees. He also belonged to the Benevolent and Protective Order of ELKS, Lodge #1188; Fraternal Order of Eagles Palestine Aerie #3329; VFW Sons of the VFW #4549, Robinson, Illinois.
Survivors include his high school sweetheart and wife, Mrs. Sherell J. Oxford, Robinson, Illinois; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary R. Oxford Jr. and wife Janelle Oxford, Robinson, Illinois; two grandchildren, Alexandra O. Oxford, St. Louis College of Pharmacy; Grant W. Oxford, Robinson, Illinois; a brother, Roger L. Oxford, Cave In Rock, Illinois; sister, Mrs. Brenda I. Wiseman, Metropolis, Illinois; sister-in-law, Sherry Pennell, Bladenboro, North Carolina; brother-in-law, and spouse, Danny and Donna Davis, Pickerington, Ohio; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Preceding him in death were his parents; brother-in-law, Robert Wiseman; a sister, Geraldine Yackle and a brother, John Oxford.
Funeral service will be Saturday April 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois, with Rev. Tiffany Black officiating. Friends may gather from 9:00 AM Saturday until the time of services at 11:00 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois. A graveside service will be held at the Cave Hill Cemetery, Cave In Rock, Illinois at 3:00 PM on Saturday April 5, 2014 with Pastor Larry Lewis officiating.
Memorial donations may be made to the Cave Hill Cemetery Maintenance Fund or Good Samaritan Hospice, Vincennes, Indiana, with envelopes available at the funeral home.
Condolences to the family may be made at www.pulliamfuneralhomes.com.
Pulliam Funeral Home
West Main & Allen Street Robinson, IL 62454
Published in Courier Press on Apr. 5, 2014