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Gordon Arthur DeSpain


Gordon Arthur DeSpain, 76, of Pipe Creek, entered eternal life Wednesday, Oct. 4, in Pipe Creek. He was born in Bay City on Dec. 7, 1940, to Gordon Adimy and Lois Gray DeSpain.
Gordon’s career with Petro-Chem allowed him to travel the world, living in many exotic locations including Venezuela, Algeria, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Aruba. He spent the last seven years, before retiring, working in Bagdad with KBR.
Gordon is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Suzanne DeSpain of Pipe Creek; one brother, Lanny DeSpain of Pasadena; a stepson, Randy Osburn of Hondo; a stepdaughter, Staci Wenckens-Starr of San Antonio and a stepgrandson, Eric Starr of Boerne; two daughters; one son; 6 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; and his faithful dog, Shep.
Gordon was predeceased by his parents.
A private family service will be scheduled at a later date.