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Duke M. Glad
©2021 Tahlequah Daily Press
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
November 26, 2007
Submitted by:Jo Aguirre

TAHLEQUAH -- Services for Duke M. Glad, 93, will be held at 10 a.m., Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, at Southside Baptist Church, with Rev. Charles Keim officiating. Interment will follow at Holland Cemetery . Services are under the direction of Hart Funeral Home of Tahlequah.

Those serving as Duke's pallbearers include Wayne Fisher, Godoy Glad, Randy Glad, Gunner Glad, Bill Rhoades and John Gladd. Honorary pallbearers are Bill Skinner, Freddie Leep, Kenneth Shaddox, Dale Robison, Leonard Rose, Bob Rogers, Paul Cook, Tom Bullock, Terry Garrett and Bill Shores.

Duke Glad was born Jan. 18, 1914, in Manard, the son of Fred Victor and May Margaret (Kerr) Glad. He was joined at home by seven brothers and four sisters. He attended school in Manard, and was later sent to the Haskell Indian School. He married the love of his life, Edith Cottingham, on Jan. 10, 1940, in Muskogee, a marriage that lasted until Edith's passing on April 28, 2007.

Duke and Edith raised a family of three sons in South Gate, Calif., where Duke worked as a heavy equipment operator for the city of South Gate. When he wasn't working, Duke love the time he sent with his wife, children, grandchildren and brothers and sisters. Duke loved a good game of baseball, and coached baseball as well. He was an exceptional gardener, and raised beautiful vegetables, and made his own salsa and habanero hot sauce. He loved to spend time talking with people, and had a genuine interest in everyone he met. He was a faithful member of the Southside Baptist Church, and will be greatly missed by his many family and friends.

Duke went home to be with his lord and savior Nov. 21, 2007, in Tahlequah.

Duke is preceded in death by his parents; his beloved wife Edith in 2007; one son, Joe Paul Glad in 2001; and 10 brothers and sisters, Frank Glad, Joseph Glad, Jack Glad, William H. Glad, Ruby Geneva Hubbard, Martin Glad, Paul G. Gladd, Neville C. Gladd, Johnann Sims and Mollie Vann Ross.

Those left behind to cherish his memory include two sons, Godoy and Nita Glad of Fullerton, Calif., and Randy Dwayne and Vicki Glad of Tahlequah; Duke's adored grandchildren, Gunner Glad, Houston Glad, Micah Glad, Godoy Glad, Jolene Schulz, Paris Weingard and Mitch Glad; and his eight, special great-grandchildren; Duke's sister, Mayme Weller of Albuquerque, N.M.; his brother, Fred "Tucker" Gladd and wife Ethel of Tahlequah; many nieces, nephews cousins and a host of friends and loved ones.

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