Jerry Ray Gowan - Obituaries

Jerry Ray Gowan

December 15, 1940 - August 5, 2017
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Jerry R. Gowan went home to Heaven at 1:30 PM on Saturday, August 5, 2017, with his wife of 57 years, Linda, by his side.
Family visitation will be Wednesday, August 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Whitt Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be Thursday, August 10, at 10:00 AM at the Whitt Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Billy Morgan officiating. Interment will be at Resthaven Memorial Gardens. Arrangements have been entrusted to Whitt Funeral Home.
He was born on December 15, 1940, to RT and Louise Gowan in Chatfield, Texas. Jerry attended school in Roane, Texas until eighth grade and graduated from Corsicana High School in 1959. During high school he met Linda Kretsinger and married her on April 14, 1960.
In 1962 he went to work for Halliburton Services. He worked for Halliburton for 45 of the next 47 years. During this time he worked in 17 countries on 5 continents and lived in England and Tunisia.
Jerry worked hard, but his real passion was helping people. He loved giving blessings -- it might be by mowing your yard or inviting you to his home for his famous homemade ice cream and a hamburger. When he retired, he became his wife's number one Mary Kay supporter by driving her to functions and even making deliveries. He also enjoyed playing with Sarah, his furry person, riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle, and watching westerns.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Linda Gowan, of the home; daughter, Lynn Smith and husband Keith, of Duncan; son, Dave Gowan, of Davis; grandchildren, Nonie Meyer and wife Julie, of Ft. Washington, Maryland, David Gowan, of Indianapolis, Indiana, Andrew Smith and wife Brittany, of Yukon, and Tyler Gowan and wife Rose, of Chickasha; great- grandsons, Maxson Gowan and Lachlan Smith; sister, Peggy Graves and husband Henry, of Waxahachie, Texas; brother, Loyd Gowan and wife Mary, of Blooming Grove, Texas; aunt, Vickie Malone, of Duncan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and uncle, W.T. Malone.
Online condolences may be made to the family at

Service Information

Date: August 9, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Date: August 10, 2017
Time: 10:00 am
Date: August 10, 2017

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Gary and Cheryl Talley
Roane, TX
We are so sorry about Jerry and will keep you all in our prayers.
Misty Glass
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The Grundy's
Velma, OK
Love your mom and dad! We are praying for ya'll! Love you
Sue Gray Jones
Cameron, TX
Heaven gained another angel ??! Prayers for the family during the loss.
Annie Newman
Duncan, OK
My thoughts and prayers with you and the family. So sorry to hear about my boy. We have to accept what Gods allows. Love you Linda.
Ken and May Kretsinger
Pasadena, MD
Absence makes the heart grow fonder, and our years of absence has fueled our love for the Gowan family. We love you so much. It is our privilege to call you family.
Doreen & Allen Darling & Son
Dibble, OK
Our deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.
Deb Brantley
Duncan, OK
Wonderful, caring man. He left an impression on a lot of life. Thoughts and prayers for my friends Linda, Lynn, Dave, and the rest of the family.
Heather attebery
Elk city, OK
I'm so sorry for your loss Linda. I love and miss you so much
Cathy Andrews Ogburn
Corsicana, TX
Friend to my brother Nicky, Roane Tx resident.
Paula Matlock
Davis, OK
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.  Your loss is so heartfelt. 
James Freeman and
Paula Matlock
Lowell Jones
Davis, OK
Thinking of you during your time of grief sorry for your loss.
Frank Sissons
Duncan, OK
Jerry was one of a kind.  Great servant.
Brenda Smithen
Corsicana, TX
Uncle Jerr y was loved by all.A Wonderful Uncle,I will miss very much.
john Lloyd
Rocanville Sask, Canada, ND
Dear Linda, Lynn and David.
My sincere condolences on the loss of your dearly loved one.
How quickly 40 years pass.
God bless you all.
John Lloyd [Karen - deceased]
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Keven Schutz
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Dean & Suzanne Krause
farmington, NM
Jerry was good to work with, you couldn't ask for a better worker or helper on any project.
Janene Fair
Panama city, FL
He will be missed
Lynne &Brian Howard
Marlow, OK
In our prayers..God bless
Glenda Matty
Duncan, OK
So sorry to hear about your daddy. He was such a sweet caring person. God Bless you ,your mom and Dave.
Suzie Tidwell-Gay
Marlow, OK
Dave, I'm really sorry about your dad. You were such a good friend to my late husband Bob Tidwell. You are in my prayers.
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