Clay Gammon was born to Ray and Madgie Graham Gammon on Sept. 29, 1923 near Konawa, Okla. They later moved to a farm near Marland, Okla., on land once belonging to the 101 ranch.
After graduating high school in Three Sands, Okla., he entered the Army Air Corps in 1942. He flew combat missions over Germany as a tail gunner. He served in Korea, where he received a direct commission to Lt.
In June of 1953, he married Phyllis Jean Quigley. He had a three-year assignment in Wiesbaden, Germany. His son, Kerry Clay Gammon was born in Wiesbaden in 1959. On return to the US he was assigned to San Antonio, Texas. His daughter Jana Lynn Gammon was born there in 1964.
Continuing his career, he served two tours in Vietnam. The last Air Force assignment was at headquarters Air Force Systems Command in Washington D.C. He retired from the Air Force in Aug. in the year 1972, completing a distinguished thirty-year career.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis Gammon, of the home; his son, Kerry Gammon and wife Dietra, of Norman; his daughter, Jana Bruen and husband Jim, of Plainfield, Ill.; chosen daughter, Vin White and husband Barry, of Norman; special friend, Debbie Blankenship and husband Keith, of Norman; grandchildren, Chris Gammon, of Norman; Kara Ruiz and husband Jaime, of Moore; Katie Smallwood and husband Nick, of Norman; Abbie Bruen, of Plainfield, Ill.; Danny Bruen, of Plainfield, Ill.; great-grandchildren Chloe Hill, of Moore and Beau Smallwood, of Norman.
Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 12, 2018 at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman. Funeral Services will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 at Havenbrook Funeral Home Chapel. Online condolences may be shared at www.havenbrookfuneralhome.com.