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Gordon Lee Grice
Birth: Nov. 10, 1921
Death: Aug. 15, 2001

Born on the Grice homestead west of Guymon, Gordon was determined to be a Mule Skinner while still in baby dresses. When that baby mule kicked him flat in the hot dusty corral, he got up and kept trying to catch him a ride like his older brothers did.
His Papa taught him to read from the Blue Back Speller he'd learned his own lessons in, and reading was a lifetime habit and hobby. His Mama bought him his first 22 Rifle when he was just a boy, for he loved to hunt and shoot, and he hunted for the table. After he married, he still hunted whether in Oklahoma, Colorado or New Mexico and filled his deer or elk tag, bagging nice trophy animals. As a young man working in Amarillo, he rode an Indian motorcycle.
Gordon was raised on the Bible and chose Jesus as his savior when still a young man. He always reminded us we are all sinners, but God forgives, and wants his children to come to him.
Gordon married his sweetheart, Lavon Forbes, February 18, 1941, and took her home to their first work on the Anchor D Ranch where he cowboyed and she cooked for all the hands.
Farming was their next venture, and they rented farm ground until they bought a place of their own, Northwest of Goodwell where they raised three children, Rance, David and Carolyn. Gordon raised horses, cattle, hogs and chickens, along with all the farming, and drove the school bus, helped with 4-H and was a Deacon in the Goodwell Baptist Church, and a member of the School Board. Gordon and his brother Charles had done custom farming together for years, and then they built a Custom Harvesting business, traveling, following the summer grain ripening from Altus, Oklahoma on up to Cheyenne, Wyoming and cutting all hours of the day or night as they could.
Gordon ran a feed store, owned a filling station, built a roping arena, owned prize winning Quarter Horses, and began a trucking company. When he left farming, he worked for his son's Grice Wrecker Service and began trucking again, hauling mud, hay, and transporting fuel. As a member of the Trinity Baptist Church, he taught Sunday School and sometimes other classes. Gordon joined his Methodist friends on several mission trips abroad, traveling to Israel, and South Africa, where they broke the law of the land and worshiped in the same church with Black folks by their side. They made trips to Holland, and two to Ireland. "Quite an adventure for this Country Boy" he said.
In his retirement, he restored Antique Tractors and won many awards in Tractor Pulls and in Parades. He left large tracks upon the land. He is missed.
 
 
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 Parents:
  James Reuben Thomas Butler Grice (1867 - 1943)
  Anna Melinda Jones Grice (1885 - 1946)
 
 Spouse:
  Lavon Forbes Grice (1922 - 1988)
 
 Children:
  Rance Lee Grice (1941 - 2015)*
 
 Siblings:
  James MacKell Grice (1887 - 1968)**
  MARY Jane Grice Coy Bedee (1889 - 1972)**
  Myrtle Elmina Elizabeth Grice Ogan (1891 - 1980)**
  Ella Victoria Grice Booth (1893 - 1982)**
  Ida Adina Grice Brooks (1895 - 1985)**
  Henry McKinley Grice (1897 - 1980)**
  Joseph Roosevelt Grice (1899 - 1987)**
  John Littleton Grice (1902 - 1971)**
  Erma Lucille Kirkpatrick Britain (1906 - 1966)**
  Ruby Mae Kirkpatrick (1910 - 1914)**
  Theodore J. Tebo (1912 - 1985)**
  Melvin Douglas Tebo (1915 - 1989)**
  Mary Alice Grice (1920 - 1920)*
  Gordon Lee Grice (1921 - 2001)
  Charles William Grice (1923 - 2015)*
  Anna Jean Grice Danner (1924 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Pleasant Ridge Cemetery
Hardesty
Texas County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Maintained by: Carolyn Grice Blackwelde...
Originally Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Oct 06, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16027496
Gordon Lee Grice
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A Red Rose for you Dad! We love you, remember you and miss you.
- Carolyn Grice Blackwelder
 Added: Aug. 28, 2015

- Lanie
 Added: Mar. 31, 2015

- Lynda Gibbs
 Added: Jun. 28, 2013
 
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