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Jan. 6, 1933 - Oct. 11, 2016 EDMOND, OK Elmer John "EJ" Gales was born Jan. 6, 1933 to John and Elizabeth Gales in Okarche, OK and passed on Oct. 11, 2016. He graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1950 and proudly served in the Army during the Korean War. After the war, he attended Phillips University in Enid, graduating in 1959. During that time, he met Mary Harding, fell in love and got married. Their union produced four children, Ronald Wayne, Pamela Susan, Lori Anne and Sandra Katherine (Kay) Gales. He met his second love, Charlotte Davenport, while employed by TG&Y, and were married in 1984. During Elmer and Charlotte's 32 years together, they enjoyed spending time at their house at Lake Eufaula, traveling extensively and most of all, being with the family they loved. Elmer and Charlotte were members at Henderson Hills Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; children, Ron Gales and wife Juliet, Pamela Payne and husband Paul, Lori Claflin and husband Gerry, and Kay Armstrong and husband Todd; Charlotte's children, Greg Davenport, Cindy Anderson and husband Mike; 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 4 sisters.The memorial service celebrating the life of Elmer will be held Sat., Oct. 15, at 11:00 am at Crawford Funeral Service, 610 NW 178th, Edmond, OK. To read a full life obituary, please visit www.crawfordcares.com
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