OBITUARY

Carl Ralph Gadson

October 23, 1929November 28, 2019

Carl Ralph Gadson, 90, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019 at Parkview Memorial Hospital. Born October 23, 1929 in White Pigeon, Mich., he was a son of the late Charles and Hattie (Schmidt) Gadson. Carl proudly served as a Staff Sergeant in the United States Air Force during the Korean War from 1950-1954. He married the late, Beverly (Finney) Gadson on October 11, 1950. He was an operations supervisor with AT&T Telephone Company for over 32 years. He was a member of American Legion Post 47, Telephone Pioneers and Taylor Chapel UMC. A wonderful man, Carl always cared for other people and put their needs before his own. He is survived by his daughter, Vicki Stephenson of Fort Wayne; sons, Wayne (Audrey) Gadson of Grant, Mich., Robert (Michelle) Gadson of Garrett, Ind., and Michael Gadson of Fort Wayne; 13 grandchildren, Angela, Amanda, Nathan, Stephanie, Desiree, Ryan, Brandon, Amy, Sarah, Alycia, Jessica, Danielle, and Nikki; 17 great-grandchildren; three great great-grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Gouker of Elkhart, Ind., and Margaret (Gordon) Swartzentruber of Lagrange, Ind. He was also preceded in death by his son-in-law, Gary Stephenson; brothers, Paul and Henry Gadson; brother-in-law, Paul Gouker; and sisters-in-law, Ruth and Ruth Gadson. Memorial Service is 1:00pm on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church, 10145 Maysville Rd., Fort Wayne, with calling two hours prior. Pastor Dereck Fields officiating. In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials may be made to the Disabled American Veterans. For online condolences, please visit www.advantagehighlandpark.com.

  • DONATIONS

  • Disabled American Veterans

Services

14 December

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church

10145 Maysville Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

14 December

Memorial Service

1:00 pm

Taylor Chapel United Methodist Church

10145 Maysville Rd
Fort Wayne, IN 46835

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Officiating , Preferred Memorial

Memories

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Janet Barrett

December 3, 2019

He was a wonderful father an grandfather. He was always there to help out in many ways.and if you were sad he was the one to pick you up. He was always happy an joking . A very busy man .He will be missed by me an his 2 grandchildren Terrea Foor and Robert Gadson .rest in peace carl. Thank you for being in our life With sympathy and prayers . Janet

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