Gail Fenderson, longtime Meeker resident, was born May 22, 1924, in Meeker. He departed this life on March 12, 2018, at his home at the age of 93 years.

Gail Fenderson, longtime Meeker resident, was born May 22, 1924, in Meeker. He departed this life on March 12, 2018, at his home at the age of 93 years.

Gail was the son of Carl and Virgie (Hall) Fenderson.

He married Lilly May Key on Jan. 30, 1948, in Chandler.

Gail graduated from White Rock High School; he went on to receive a degree in agronomy from Oklahoma State University. Gail worked for the State Department of Agriculture as director of the state seed lab. He was a longtime member of the Meeker First United Methodist Church. Gail's hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening and was a big sports fan.

His parents, Carl and Virgie; wife, Lilly May; one brother, Carl Fenderson; one sister, Opal Wilbanks; and one grandson, Matthew Guderian preceded Gail in death.

Survivors include two daughters and a son-in-law, Patricia Fenderson and Bob Svec of Portland, Oregon, and M. Frances Fenderson of Meeker; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Regina Fenderson of Gladewater, Texas, John and Peggy Fenderson of Stillwater; grandchildren, Emily Guderian of Portland, Oregon, Adam Fenderson and wife Erica of Broken Arrow, Travis Fenderson of Garden City, Kansas, Aaron Fenderson and wife Megan of Nanjing, China, Amanda Grove and husband Levi of Sterling, Colorado, Lucas and Caleb Fenderson of Meeker; great-grandchildren, Seth and Elinor Fenderson of Broken Arrow, Jax, Griffin and Grady Grove of Sterling, Colorado, Thomas Fenderson, of Nanjing, China, Mason Fenderson of Overland Park, Kansas; other relatives and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to the Gail and Lil Fenderson Endowed Scholarship Fund with the Oklahoma State University Foundation; the Meeker First United Methodist Church, or the Rossville Cemetery Association.

The Fenderson family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, March 14, at the Parks Brothers Funeral Chapel in Chandler.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, March 15, at the First United Methodist Church in Meeker with Rev. Aaron Grantz officiating. Burial will follow at Rossville Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Parks Brothers Funeral Service in Chandler.