Gordon E. Delks Jr. died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012, at his home in Plainfield. He was 89.
He was born, June 23, 1923, in Indianapolis. He was the son of Gordon E. Delks Sr. and Martha A. Phillips. Mr. Delks was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II, where he served as a cryptographer. After discharge, he was employed by the New York Central Railroad, which later became Conrail, then CSX.
He retired in 1984 as a conductor after 37 years of service. His early years in Plainfield were spent coaching baseball. More recently he worked part time at Big 4 Hobbies in Plainfield.
Gordon was an avid model car/train builder and collector. He was a member of several local model clubs.
Survivors include a daughter, Crystal (David) Thompson of Greenwood; two stepsons, Ed (Marianne) Wade of Plainfield and Tim (Julia) Wade of Avon; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
Preceding him in death were his parents; two sisters, Eileen Gabbard and Adria Waggoner; a brother, Robert Lee Delks; and ex-wife, Addie M. Beason Wade.
A memorial service will be conducted at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Plainfield Interurban Depot, 401 S. Vine St. Calling will be from 5:30 p.m. until service time Tuesday at the depot.
Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Pleasant Christian Church Community Ministry Center, 381 N. Bluff Road, Greenwood, IN 46142.