Paul Eugene Gamble © Enid News and Eagle 09-23-2014 Submitted by: Glenn
Funeral service for Paul Eugene Gamble will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, at Marshall Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Matt Smith officiating. Interment will be at Waynoka Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home, Alva.
Paul Eugene Gamble, son of the late Walter Earl and Lotta Mae (Gordon) Gamble, was born Nov. 30, 1931, in Waynoka, Okla., and passed away Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, in Oklahoma City at the age of 82 years, 9 months and 21 days.
After Paul graduated from Waynoka High School, he enlisted in the United States Navy.
On Dec. 25, 1954, he was united in marriage to Ellen Pearl Pratt in Arnett, Okla. They moved to Waynoka, where he owned and operated Gambleís Plumbing, where he worked in HVAC and as an electrician. He retired from the Waynoka Volunteer Fire Department after 20 years of service. In 1996, they moved to Norman, where he worked as an electrician for all of the Veteranís Centers in Oklahoma. In 2003, they moved to Blackwell, Okla.
He loved hunting, boating and fishing, but his true love was aviation. While in Waynoka, he was a member of the Waynoka Flying Club, which owned a J3 Cub, then a Taylorcraft and finally a Cessna. He also enjoyed flying model airplanes.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Jimmy Cattin, Walter Earl Gamble Jr. and Bill Gordon, and two sisters, Vera Mae Morris and an infant Adda Mae Gamble. Paul is survived by his wife, Ellen of Blackwell; two sons, Ray Gamble and wife Carolyn of Gracemont, Okla., and Steve Gamble and wife Karen of Round Mountain, Nev.; two daughters, Janet Valencia and husband Steve of Alva, and Nancy Worley and husband Doug of Blackwell; one sister, Mary Beth Elliss of Hayesville, Kan.; eight grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
Memorial contributions may be made through the funeral home to Waynoka Fire Department.
Remembrances may be shared with the family at www.marshallfuneralhomes.com.
Submitted by family
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