William Edward “Chief” Gorge


William Edward “Chief” Gorge

Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 18 Mar 2016 (aged 76)
Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas, USA
Burial Burlington, Coffey County, Kansas, USA
Memorial ID 159695839 View Source
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William Edward Gorge was the son of William Andrew "Bill" and Ruth Elphinstone Gorge.

He grew up in Chicago and following high school graduation the family moved to Arizona. Chief enlisted in the United States Air Force. He served during the Vietnam War and Desert Storm. He served in the Air Force for 30 years until retirement in 1992. He received many medals and commendations during his years in the service.

On August 17, 1963 he and Teresa "Jo" Pennington were married. They became the parents of 3 children.

Following Chief's retirement they over to Burlington. He was then employed as a VA Representative for the State of Kansas for 10 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his younger brother, James Gorge; and his son, William Russell "Billy" Gorge. He leaves his wife, Jo, of more than 52 years; his daughters, Janet Smith and husband Tim of Waverly, KS and Shirley Gorge, Burlington; five grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.

Graveside services with military honors will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at Graceland Cemetery in Burlington.

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