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Official Obituary of

Jacky Gorden

February 9, 1941 ~ February 24, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Jacky Gorden Obituary

Jacky Gorden, 83, of Canadian, passed away on February 24, 2024. He was surrounded by his loving daughters and grandchildren. Funeral Services will be 10:00 AM Saturday, March 2, 2024 at Cox-Rowley Funeral Home, 4180 Canyon Dr. with Chaplain Bruce Clifton officiating.  A Graveside service will follow in Panhandle Cemetery at 1:30 PM. Services are under the direction of Cox-Rowley Funeral Home.

Jacky was born on February 9, 1941, in Stamford, Tx to Ernest and Willie Bob Gorden.  He started school in Avoca, Tx and graduated from Panhandle High School, Panhandle, Tx.  Jacky was a farmer and rancher most of his life.  He worked for the Kotara family in Carson County up until his retirement in the early 1980’s.  While in Panhandle he served as an adult 4-H Leader and was on the Carson County Stock Show Board.  Jacky’s second career began when he went to work for Luskey’s Western Wear in Amarillo, TX.  He was the Assistant Manager and became well known for his ability to crease a hat. In 1986, Jacky married Lynetta Crenshaw and they both worked at Luskey’s until 1995. They moved to Roosevelt County New Mexico to continue the ranching operation that Lynetta’s family had.   In 2017, Jacky moved back to Texas where he lived out the rest of his life.  He loved being a cowboy, trading horses, rodeos, country music and dancing.  He was a man of few words, was a hard worker, and believed in the value of a handshake. He will greatly be missed by all those that knew and loved him.

Jacky was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lynetta Gorden; three brothers, T.V, Jim and Bud; one sister; Dorothy.

Survivors include two daughters, La Donna Adkins and spouse Kelly of Canyon and Janet Guthrie and spouse Lynn of Canadian; one brother, Bobby Gorden and spouse Ursula of Wandlitz, Germany; four grandchildren, Nicole Guthrie and fiancé Brady Speer; Destry Guthrie; Vanessa Luster and spouse Colton; and Annie Welch and husband Garrett.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials be made to Skywest Assisted Living, located at 2623 12th Ave Canyon, TX 79015 or Mesa View Senior Living, located 1 Tejas Circle Canadian, TX 79014. The family would like to extend their utmost gratitude to these two facilities and their staff for the love and care shown to Jacky during his long battle with Alzheimer’s.

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Funeral Service
March 2, 2024

10:00 AM
Cox Rowley Funeral Home


Panhandle Cemetery
Providence Ave
Panhandle, TX 79068


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