Obituary of Gerald D Clubine
Gerald Dean Clubine was born on September 6, 1939 to Frances Ione (Gillen) Clubine and Gerald Windfred Clubine, after whom he was named. Born in Independence, Kansas, Gerald and his brothers Bob and Steve helped his father on their farm in rural Cherryvale, Kansas. He even attended a one-room school house there before graduating from Independence High School. He acquired a degree in electrical engineering from his beloved Kansas State University and then received a master's degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He enlisted in the National Guard in 1961, serving for four years, and worked at a number of companies including RCA in Camden, New Jersey, Texas Instruments in Richardson, Texas, and East Texas State University (now Texas A&M in Commerce) before retiring from Siemens Applied Automation in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
A sincere follower of Christ and lover of God’s Word, Gerald taught Bible classes at Bella Vista Christian Church in Garland, Texas, Como Christian Church in Como, Texas, Town & Country Christian Church in Bartlesville Oklahoma, and most recently at First Christian Church in Sapulpa. He also served as an elder in those churches and shared fond memories from all of them. He especially appreciated his most recent Sunday school classes at First Christian Church in Sapulpa and First Baptist Church at the Fields in Carrollton, Texas.
Just a week before his death on January 22, 2023, he had a deep discussion with is son, prompted by a sermon from Pastor Brent Taylor of First Baptist Church at the Fields. From Ephesians 1:13-14, “In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of the promise, who is a first installment of our inheritance, in regard to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.” The discussion ended with Gerald reading another truth shared by the apostle Paul, “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain. But if I am to live on in the flesh, this will mean fruitful labor for me; and I do not know which to choose. But I am hard-pressed from both directions, having the desire to depart and be with Christ, for that is very much better;” Philippians 1:21-23
Considered a kindhearted, gentle man full of wisdom and “highly respected,” Gerald was adored by his family and loved ones and will be greatly missed. (He) has fought the good fight . . . finished the course . . . (and) kept the faith. In the future there is reserved for (him) the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to (him) on that day; and not only to (Gerald), but also to all who have loved His appearing. Adapted from II Timothy 4:7-8.
We don’t mourn as those who have no hope. God does not take our loved ones, but rather receives them. Gerald has been received by the God who created and loved him and whom he served faithfully. Praise be to God!To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Gerald Clubine, please visit Tribute Store