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Ira Glynn Gorman
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Birth: Aug. 8, 1919
Rankin (Ellis County)
Ellis County
Texas, USA
Death: Nov. 11, 2006
Waxahachie
Ellis County
Texas, USA

Biographical Sketch:

Glynn attended Rankin and Avalon High Schools, graduating in 1937. He then attended John Tarleton Junior College for one year after which he trained as aircraft engine mechanic and obtained a civilian job in that capacity with the Army Air Corps in Brady, Texas. At the outbreak of WW II, his job was classified as critical and he was given a deferment from the draft. He spent the entire war as a civilian employee of the Air Corps in Texas and did not have to go overseas.

He met Lucille Turner of Brady, Texas in 1943 while he was working at an Air Corps facility there. They were married in 1944 and they continued to live in Brady until 1949. Their daughter, Glynda, was born in Brady in 1948. In 1949, Glynn took a job with the newly created Buffalo Airlines which operated converted DC-3's out of Houston connecting the major cities across Texas. He first moved to Cedar Hill and lived on his brother Gerald's farm there while working at Love Field in Dallas. He then moved to the Midland-Odessa Airport area about 1950 when Buffalo Airlines merged with Continental.

Glynn bought a farm south of Waxahachie at the Cartwright Corner in the middle 1960's and was able to get his work site transferred from Midland back to Dallas Love Field and then to DFW airport. They built a new brick home on their Cartwright farm about 1968 and Glynn began part-time farming. He retired from Continental about 1985 and, with the help of his son Kenneth, he continued to run his farm until his death.

Obituary:

Mr. Ira Glynn Gorman, 87, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2006, at the Baylor Medical Center in Waxahache due to complications caused by pneumonia. He was born Aug. 9, 1919 in Rankin. He was an aircraft mechanic for Continental Airlines for over 30 years, owned an auto mechanic shop for a time, farmed and raised cattle after he retired. He was no stranger to hard work and doing what it took to provide for his family.

Glynn married the love of his life, Lucille Turner, on Aug. 9, 1944, and was a faithful husband for 62 years. His example of hard work and unconditional love for his wife and family set the stage for a legacy that would span generations to come. Glynn was known as Doda to his four grandchildren and his seven great grandchildren. His smile lit up the room when they were around.

Preceded in death by an infant son, parents, Artie and Texas Gorman; two brothers, Raymond and Elliott Gorman; a sister, Lucille McKeever.

He is survived by his wife, Lucille; two children and their spouses, Kenneth and Diane Gorman of Bardwell, Glynda and Larry Atchley of Ennis; siblings, Gerald Gorman of Midlothian and A.C. "Buddy" Gorman of Rankin; brothers-in-law, Bill Turner of Melvin and Jerry Turner of Midland; his grandchildren and their spouses, Penny and Kelly Boston of Bardwell, Jamie and Andy Olson of Arlington, Larry and Jennifer Atchley of Midlothian, Cody and Mandi Atchley of Ennis; his great grandchildren, Addy and Rylee Boston, Kenna Olson, Faith and Grant Atchley, Paige Brazil and Emma Atchley; many nieces and nephews and a host of friends. 
 
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 Parents:
  Arthur William Gorman (1880 - 1958)
  Texas Penina Owen Gorman (1889 - 1981)
 
 Spouse:
  Grace Lucille Turner Gorman (1924 - 2014)
 
 Siblings:
  Elliott Owen Gorman (1911 - 1989)*
  William Raymond Gorman (1913 - 1993)*
  Letha Lucille Gorman McKeever (1914 - 2000)*
  Ira Glynn Gorman (1919 - 2006)
  Gerald Wilborn Gorman (1921 - 2010)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Elm Branch Cemetery
Bardwell
Ellis County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: William Gorman
Record added: Dec 25, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 82355847
Ira Glynn Gorman
Added by: William Gorman
 
Ira Glynn Gorman
Added by: William Gorman
 
Ira Glynn Gorman
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