Gordon Harold Wynn

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Gordon Harold Wynn

December 29, 1946 -

Gordon Harold Wynn Gordon was born Dec. 29, 1946 in Oklahoma City, Okla., to E.K. "Gene" and Oleta Wynn. His family moved to Edmond, Okla. in 1948 when Gene opened a Wynn's IGA grocery store on Boulevard. Gordon attended Edmond High School where he played baseball and football, and was a proud graduate of the Class of '65. Raised in Edmond, Gordon was a proud member of the 12 Year Club. Gordon went on to attend the University of Oklahoma, where he pledged Phi Gamma Delta.
In 1967 Gordon enlisted with the Army National Guard. After completing his basic training he transferred to Central State University, at which time he began dating Beverly Henton, who he would marry on Feb. 14, 1970. Gordon graduated from Central State University in 1971. The day after graduation, he and Bev left for Ft. Benning, Ga., where Gordon attended Officer Candidate School. Gordon eventually retired from the Army as a second lieutenant.
Returning to Edmond, Gordon and Bev had two daughters, Stacey and Lesley. Gordon managed and eventually took over the Wynn's IGA stores for 25 years, growing the business to five locations. After selling his last store in 1996, Gordon traded his role as hometown grocer for a new role as hometown realtor. Here he was able to continue the part of the grocery business that enjoyed the most, interacting with, and helping, people.
Gordon loved his hometown and served it well during his lifetime. He helped start Edmond's annual 4th of July festival, and was president of the festival in 1979. In 1983 he was awarded Central State University's Outstanding Business Graduate award, and in 1985 Central State recognized him as a Distinguished Former Student. In 1984 Gordon was selected as Edmond's Citizen of the Year. He was a member of the Oklahoma Grocers Associa-tion and president of the Oklahoma City Retail Grocers Association in 1987. He was an active member of the Edmond Chamber of Commerce. He was an ambassador of the Chamber for 10 years, and was awarded Ambassador of the Year in 2007. Over the years Gordon served as a director on numerous local boards, including: the Edmond Memorial Hospital (vice president); the Bank of Edmond; The Hope Center; and Francis Tuttle. He joined the Edmond Board of Realtors in 1999, and was president and Realtor of the Year in 2009. He served on its board of directors from 2004 to 2012.
Gordon is preceded in death by his parents, Gene and Oleta Wynn. He is survived by his daughter Stacey Tate and her husband Jeff, his daughter Lesley Easton and her husband Cristian, and his grandchildren Dylan, Maggie , Myles and Truitt. He is also survived by his sister Betty Cooper, niece Pamela Ramming, and nephew Shannon Cooper.
Gordon loved Jesus, his family, his country, his friends, and his community. His only regret about today, would be that he missed getting to spend time talking and laughing with all of you.
The celebration of Gordon will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018 at First Christian Church, Edmond. The family will greet friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 at Matthews Funeral Home and the public may view from noon until 8 p.m. on Friday also.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.
The celebration of Gordon will continue at the original Wynn's IGA following the service, located at 505 S. Boulevard, Edmond, OK 730344.
Published on November 13, 2018
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