Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


May 5, 2014

Ray Dean Gorden

Funeral services for Ray Dean Gorden, 80, of Carrollton will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at the Waldo Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Cedarlawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Sherman.  Arrangements are under the direction of Waldo Funeral Home in Sherman.

He passed away on Friday, May 2, 2014 in Carrollton.

Ray was born on May 6, 1933 in Frost, Texas the son of Edward Lee Gorden and Tilly Renfro. He married Mary Alice Allison on Feb. 11, 1961 in Sherman. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and several brothers and sisters.

Mr. Gorden is survived by his wife, Mary Alice Gorden of Purdon; daughter, Debbie Tiseo and husband Angelo of Carrollton; son, Ray Dean Gorden Jr., of Louisiana, son, Danny Lee Gorden of San Francisco, California; daughter, Donna Heslet and husband Brett of Carrollton; 17 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; brother, Dewey Elton Gorden and wife Nancy of Blooming Grove and brother, Raymond Doyle Gorden and wife Patsy of Barry. Ray is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers will be his grandsons, Kevin, Truett, Nate, Cody, Travis and Johnathan.

Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 5, 2014 at Waldo Funeral Home.

The online register book may be signed at


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