Hendricks County Flyer, Avon, IN


January 4, 2013


Dec. 30, 2012

Gordon E. Delks Jr. died Dec. 30, 2012, at his home in Plainfield. He was 89.

Born June 23, 1923, in Indianapolis, he was a son of the late Gordon E. Delks Sr. and Martha A. Phillips.

Mr. Delks was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving as a cryptographer during World War II. After being discharged, he worked for the New York Central Railroad which later became Conrail then CSX. He retired in 1984 as a conductor after 37 years of service.

His early years in Plainfield were spent coaching baseball. More recently, he worked part-time at Big 4 Hobbies in Plainfield.

Mr. Delks was an avid model car/train builder and collector. He was a member of several local model clubs.

Survivors include a daughter, Crystal Thompson and husband David of Greenwood; stepsons Ed (Marianne) Wade and wife Marianne of Plainfield and Tim Wade and wife Julia of Avon; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were sisters Eileen Gabbard and Adria Waggoner; a brother, Robert Lee Delks; and his ex-wife, Addie M. Beason Wade.

There will be a memorial service Jan. 8 at the Plainfield Interurban Depot, 401 S. Vine St., Plainfield. Calling will begin at 5:30 p.m., followed by the service at 6 p.m.

Memorials may be made to Mount Pleasant Christian Church Community Ministry Center, 381 N. Bluff Road, Greenwood, IN 46142.

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