PENCE, Gordon Gordon Pence passed away Oct. 12th 2021 in Plano TX. Gordon was born May 7th 1926 to Grover and Cora Pence in Whitesboro TX. He graduated from Sadler High school and on his eighteenth birthday, he enlisted in the US Navy. He was commissioned to the aircraft carrier USS Shangri-La. He served bravely on her in the Pacific during WWII. When he returned he went to Texas A&M. He then began his long career with the Texas Welfare department and the Social Security Administration. He married his wife Martha Brown in 1955 and were happily married for 54 years before her passing. Gordon (Pappy) will be greatly missed by all his family and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife Martha, Sister Hazel and Brother Gerald. Gordon is survived by his Son Brian, Son Shannon and daughter in law Dena. His grandchildren Steven and Haley. Great grandchildren Hazel and Atticus.
Published by Dallas Morning News on Oct. 14, 2021.