Gordon R. Semore, 81, of Poteau, OK passed away Saturday, February 25, 2017 in Poteau. Gordon was born November 2, 1935 in Hulbert, OK to Roland & Hurley (McFarland) Semore. He graduated from Howe HS, obtained a B.S. at Oklahoma State University & a M.A. from Michigan State University. Gordon was a member of Southside Baptist Church, Poteau. He served in the US Navy from 1954-1958. Gordon was a teacher for 30 years, teaching Voc. Agriculture in Oklahoma, chemistry & science in Arizona and Alaska. He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Janet Semore; sister, Dulsena Kreie; 5 brothers, D.B., Kenneth, Earl, Russell & James Semore.
Survivors include his wife Norma Jean (Sliger) Semore; sons, Russ Semore & wife Sheila of Poteau, OK, Bart Semore of Oklahoma City; daughter, Shelia Bailey & husband Kevin of Muldrow, OK; 5 grandsons, Chris Semore & wife Meagan of Queen Creek, AZ, Jason Semore of Missoula, MT, Dustin Smith of Muldrow, OK, Eric Smith & wife Courtney of Muldrow, OK, Brian Smith & wife Natalie of Sioux City, IA; granddaughter, Madison Bailey of Muldrow, OK; 7 great grandchildren; sister in law, Lavon Semore of Ridgecrest, CA.
Services will be 1:00 pm, Thursday, March 2, 2017 at Evans Chapel of Memories, Poteau, OK with Rev. Jim Reed & Sgt. Major Jim Glenn, US Marine Corp. Retired officiating. Interment will follow in Howe Cemetery, Howe, OK. Pallbearers will be his grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be Lynn Lockhart, Neal Carrick, Andy Weant, Neil Brannon and Rusty Tennison.