Gorda W. Hetherington


Gorda (Gordy) W. Hetherington, age 89, of Star Harbor, Texas passed away on June 29, 2019.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 13, 2019 at 11:00 AM, at the Methodist Church 107 South College in Malakoff, TX.
Gorda was born June 7th, 1930 on his family farm near Cushing, Oklahoma. After graduating from Cushing High School, he moved to Farmington, New Mexico to begin working in the oilfield. He married the love of his life, Charlene Ann Myers in 1948. They were married for 71 amazing years.
Gorda spent his entire career in the oilfield. He and Charlene traveled all over the Western states following the rigs, until he jumped at an opportunity to move to Venezuela in 1954, working for the Gulf Oil Company. They spent 23 wonderful years in that country, enjoying the people they met along the way, golfing, fishing, hunting and flying airplanes. They moved back to the United States to Odessa, TX in 1976 and later retired on Cedar Creek Lake with a golf course out the front door and a lake out the back; his idea of a little bit of Heaven on Earth.
Gorda was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Ruth Hetherington and his sister Patsy Edney.
He is survived by his wife Charlene; son and daughter-in-law Randy and Karen; daughter Vicky Leach; son Gary; his brother and sister-in-law Jack and Mary Ann Hetherington; and sister-in-law Gwen Billings. Gorda is also survived by his pride and joys, six grandchildren Ryan Hetherington, Kevin Hetherington, Meghan Downs, Andy Hetherington, Scott Leach, Amanda Leach; one great grandson, Ford Hetherington, another one on the way, and one great granddaughter, Sophia Adan.
In lieu of flowers please send memorial donations to the Cushing Masonic Lodge 111, P.O. Box 816, Cushing, OK 74023 where Gordy was a proud, lifetime member.
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Edward & Fredell Harding
Jul 09, 2019
Anyone that ever met him couldn't help but to love him.
Rich & Chris DeSoto
Jul 07, 2019
We had so many happy times with Gordy when he would come to visit Karen & Randy. Such a dear sweet man. We are blessed to have had him in our life. God Bless you Gordy, rest in peace.