Gordon Dewey Black, 71, of Tecumseh, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

Gordon Dewey Black, 71, of Tecumseh, passed away peacefully at home on Saturday, June 30, 2018.

He was born Feb. 28, 1947, in Ada to Walter and Vonda (Wyche) Black.

Dewey graduated from Shawnee High School in 1965. He went on to attend East Central University and Oklahoma Baptist University. He was a partner/owner of Black’s Long Horn Cattle. Dewey also worked for the Sheet Metal Union Local No. 124 for over 40 years. He was an avid horse racing fan. He loved coaching and directing the Mighty Might Football league and also worked as a softball commissioner.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Dewey was survived by his siblings, Phyllis and husband Jimmie Mileham, Billy Bob Black, Deborah Black and Rick Yates, Nancy and husband Sam Slaughter and Jody Black; nieces and nephews, Adam and Christine Ragsdale, Shalah Black, Evan Slaughter, and Shannon and Justin Beaver; great nieces and nephews, Parks Ragsdale, Braydon Ballard, Rhett Venable and Lydia Beaver; and many more family and friends. A special thanks to Brenda Jones for all her care and love.

A gathering of friends and family will be 2 p.m., Thursday, July 5, at Shawnee Elks Lodge.

The family has requested no plants or flowers.