|Birth: ||Apr. 27, 1931|
|Death: ||Feb. 1, 2011|
Bobby Joe Gladden, 79, passed away after a lengthy illness on Feb. 1, 2011.
He was born in Oklahoma to William and Alma (Wallace) Gladden.
He spent his youth in Oklahoma, where he enlisted in the Navy, serving four years on active duty and spending time on the USS Ajax during the Korean War. After active duty, he moved to Klamath Falls, serving four additional years in the Naval Reserves, where he was deployed to Cuba as part of the Cuban Missile Blockade.
He attended Oregon Institute of Technology getting his GED and taking other college courses, and eventually became a licensed contractor, his lifetime profession.
On June 19, 1982, Bobby married Diana Connely in Klamath Falls.
Bobby loved college football, especially Oklahoma State and Arkansas State. He also loved camping, boating, and traveling in general. He was a lifetime member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, where he held various officer positions, and the American Legion and a representative for the local Carpenters Union.
Survivors include the love of his life, Diana, five children, and five grandchildren.
He was predeceased by his parents and all 10 of his brothers and sisters.
Bobby will be best remembered as hard working with a tremendous sense of humor. His passion was mentoring young people. He loved gaining a knowledge and was a caring and giving person.
Eternal Hills Memorial Gardens
Created by: J
Record added: Apr 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67989673
I'm sorry to hear this i had not known he died, this was my Grandpa's cousin Diana's husband.|
Added: Jun. 12, 2012