Bobby (Bob) Wilks, 84

Born September 20, 1937

Died August 17, 2022

Richard Glen Byrd, 60

Born September 1, 1961

Died August 16, 2022

Larance S. Hill, 67

Born October 20, 1954

Died August 15, 2022

Joan Ann (Benge) Gladd, 87

Born December 28, 1934

Died August 14, 2022

Linda McDonald, 79

Born July 20, 1943

Died August 14, 2022


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Thursday, July 7, 2022, 7:20 AM

Bobby Gordon, 54, of Checotah and a woman whose identification is being withheld until her next-of-kin is notified were killed yesterday in a single-car wreck just south of Checotah on Texanna Road, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

Gordon was driving a 2001 Dodge Dakotah northbound on the road “at a high rate of speed,” the patrol reported, adding that he was passing another vehicle on a downhill road, lost control, left the roadway to the right and struck a tree.

The pickup’s airbags were not deployed, and neither Gordon nor his passenger were wearing seatbelts and were ejected from the vehicle, the patrol reported. they were both pronounced dead at the scene.