OBITUARY

Ken Gladden

July 31, 1963June 12, 2019
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Kenneth Wayne Gladden was born July 31, 1963, in Danvers, Massachusetts. He passed away June 12, 2019, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Ken loved being outdoors and was an avid gardener and sports fan. As a young man, he became an Eagle Scout and remained a supporter of the Boy Scouts throughout his life. He worked at Target, the Orr Family Farm, and Chesapeake Energy Arena.

Ken was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Gladden. He is survived by his brother, James Lazurek, Jr., of Lynn, Massachusetts; numerous cousins who loved him like a brother; and many other family members and friends.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Mr. David Anderson
  • Mr. Robert Anderson
  • Mr. Jim Buswell
  • Mr. Steven Buxton
  • Mr. John Garrett
  • Mr. David Johnson
  • Mr. Jim Lazurek
  • Mr. John Sook
  • Reverend Linda Brinkworth, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mr. John Frost, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mr. Bill Funnell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dr. James Funnell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Garrett, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mr. Paul Garrett, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mr. Tom W. Garrett, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mr. David Gilbert, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mr. John Harris, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mr. David High, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mr. David Johnson, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dr. Dale Jordan, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dr. Dave Thompson, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Viewing Sunday, June 23, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, June 23, 2019

Memories

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Chasede Your Country Girl

July 15, 2019

In you I found a love I no longer believed was real. You will forever be a part of me!❤️

LOLA BOWERS

June 24, 2019

Kenny was my friend for eight years. He always wore a big smile and was the kindest, most cheerful and positive person I have ever met. I worked with him at both Thunder and Dodger games, and his presence will be missed ever so much. His encouragement during my own difficult times left a huge impression on me. Rest in peace, my friend and enjoy the many treasures you laid up in Heaven!

Tammye & David Johnson

June 24, 2019

My husband, David and I were next door neighbors with Ken and Melissa during the mid-1990's when Ken was finishing his degree at the University of the Ozarks. Ken and I didn't have any classes together but were on the same degree path and had the same professors. We often talked about social vs. biological influences and our journey in self discovery. I was always impressed with Ken's attitude, positive personality and his mission focused value that he applied toward everything in his life. Ken and Melissa were more than our neighbors in Clarksville, Arkansas they were family. Our hears are heavy with his early passing as the world desperately needs more Ken's in it. A one of a kind human being that we were privileged to know. May God grant peace and comfort to Melissa and Ken's extended family.

Bill Zook

June 19, 2019

You always had a smile & a kind word for everyone. We'll miss you at the Thunder & Dodgers games. Rest in Peace my friend, you will be missed by all.

Melissa Francis (formerly Gladden)

June 17, 2019

Ken, Thank you for the life we shared. I will miss you greatly. Love, Melissa

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