Gary R. Oxford Sr.

Born: Fri., Feb. 8, 1946
Died: Thu., Apr. 3, 2014


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Apr. 05, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 05, 2014
Location: Pulliam Funeral Home

Graveside Service

3:00 PM Sat., Apr. 05, 2014
Location: Cave Hill Cemetery

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Mr. Gary R. Oxford Sr., age 68, of Robinson, Illinois, died Thursday April 3, 2014 at 5:20 PM at Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes, Indiana, following several months of declining health.

Born February 8, 1946 in Cave In Rock, (Hardin County), Illinois, he was the son of Bernard Roger and Gladys Geraldine (Smith) Oxford.  On November 16, 1963 he married Sherell J. (Davis) and she survives.  

Mr. Oxford owned and operated GSG Industries in Robinson, Illinois and was formerly Plant Manager for Thordarson Meisner Incorporated for 21 years.  Gary was a life member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #1369 where he rose to the level of Fellowship Degree by having advanced through the degrees.  He also belonged to the Benevolent and Protective Order of ELKS, Lodge #1188; Fraternal Order of Eagles Palestine Aerie #3329; VFW Sons of the VFW #4549, Robinson, Illinois.

Survivors include his high school sweetheart and wife, Mrs. Sherell J. Oxford, Robinson, Illinois; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary R. Oxford Jr. and wife Janelle Oxford, Robinson, Illinois; two grandchildren, Alexandra O. Oxford, St. Louis College of Pharmacy; Grant W. Oxford, Robinson, Illinois; a brother, Roger L. Oxford, Cave In Rock, Illinois; sister, Mrs. Brenda I. Wiseman, Metropolis, Illinois; sister-in-law, Sherry Pennell, Bladenboro, North Carolina; brother-in-law, and spouse, Danny and Donna Davis, Pickerington, Ohio; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.

Preceding him in death were his parents; brother-in-law, Robert Wiseman; a sister, Geraldine Yackle and a brother, John Oxford.

Funeral service will be Saturday April 5, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois, with Rev. Tiffany Black officiating.  Friends may gather from 9:00 AM Saturday until the time of services at 11:00 AM at Pulliam Funeral Home, Robinson, Illinois.  A graveside service will be held at the Cave Hill Cemetery, Cave In Rock, Illinois at 3:00 PM on Saturday April 5, 2014 with Pastor Larry Lewis officiating.

Memorial donations may be made to the Cave Hill Cemetery Maintenance Fund or Good Samaritan Hospice, Vincennes, Indiana, with envelopes available at the funeral home.

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Bob Barker & Betty Gish
   Posted Fri April 04, 2014
We are so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Randy and Sharon Adkins
   Posted Fri April 04, 2014
So sorry to hear of the passing of Gary. Randy and I both worked at Crawford Electronics, in Robinson, when Gary was plant manager. We both enjoyed working for him. He was a strict but fair. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your entire family.

Brenda Boyd
   Posted Sat April 05, 2014
Sherell, I was so very sorry to hear of Gary's passing. I am keeping you and your family in my prayers at this very difficult time. May God give you all His Comfort and Peace that passes all understanding. Brenda Boyd

Roger Walton
   Posted Sat April 05, 2014
I am very sorry to hear of Gary's passing.I know your family has had a difficult time the last several months.May God be with you.

Liz and Tracy Wade
   Posted Sun April 06, 2014
May eternal rest be granted to your father and let perpetual light shine upon him.

The ones we love never really leave us; they remain forever printed in ours hearts and memories. Wishing for you and your family peace.

DaRcy Louer
   Posted Mon April 07, 2014
Oxford Family please accept my condolences. I talk of my days at G.S.G. fondly. I met some very kind people while working there. My bosses treated me with respect even knowing that my home life wasn't up to par. When I took time off to be with my former father-in-law while he was dying of lung cancer, everyone was understanding and respectful. Gary always had a smile on his face while speaking with me even when my machine was causing problems. When my youngest son was bitten on his head by a dog, he showed GREAT concerned and after returning would ask how he was doing. Last year I stopped by the plant and spoke to Gary. He still greeted me with a smile....and tried to get me to buy a trailer. :) RIP Boss

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