Elmer Junior Gold
Submitted by Edgar on Tue, 05/06/2014 - 4:25pm
Elmer Junior Gold was born in Port, Oklahoma, November 29, 1931, to parents Elmer (Shug) and Bertie Gold. He joined them in their heavenly home April 12, 2014. Junior attended schools in Port, Mountain View, and Erick. He left at the age of 17 to join the Army. Junior was stationed in Anchorage, Alaska, and after returning to Oklahoma, said he never wanted to see Alaska again. He worked at the cotton gin in Port and also worked the wheat harvests. Junior worked at several different jobs including the oil fields, tending to cattle, building fences, running a feed store, owning an answering service, driving seniors to Walmart and doctor’s appointments, and running an avocado grove in California. After having some serious heart problems, Junior was forced to retire and was confined to a nursing facility for several years. He recovered and moved into the Danforth Apartments where he made many friends and enjoyed watching television with some of them, and repairing broken items. He was a big Thunder fan and you weren’t allowed to call him when a game was on. Junior was always ready to go out for breakfast with his “special” friends and enjoyed teasing the waitresses at Woodbridge Restaurant. Preceding him in death were his parents; brother, John; and sisters, Mahdeen Celsor and Joyce East. Junior is survived by his sons, Michael, Randy Kegans and wife, Linda, and Jason and daughter, Jennifer Prince. He also leaves behind grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends. A Memorial service will be held at the Danforth Apartment at 5301 North Meridian, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, May 9, at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend Allen McLaughlin officiating.
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