In Memory

Michael Gadberry

Michael Gadberry

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04/22/10 12:38 AM #1    

Ted Heckerman

 I met Michael in Drama when we were Juniors.  He was smart and had a great sense of humor.  Mike always had a great observation about current events and he wasn't afraid to give his opinion. I really enjoyed spending time with him.  


05/22/10 05:32 AM #2    

Erick Noah

I first met Mike, in the 7th grade at University High School.  We became good friends.  We would take turns spending Friday nights at each others home.  We would stay up all night playing all types of games,(Risk, Monopoly, Stockmarket, Pazer Blitz & etc).  Then my parents would pick me up for piano lessons. I remember one time at his house, he got sick from smelling soured milk that was in a sponge, needles to say, his mom made use go to bed, after all of the commotion. He introduced me to the Hobbit & Lord of the Rings Triology, way back then. before it was cool.  He was not afraid to give you his opinion and was very antimated when he did, especially when you would press him.  We both played in the University High School orchestra.  He played the saxophone and I played the string bass.  He was, also, responsible for giving me a recreational interest in tennis.

When University High School, (UNI), closed down he went to Norman West and I went to Norman Central.  We met back up at Norman High.  He was involved in Drama, (mostly back stage things).  He was still just a opinionated and would get us into trouble for being so loud with it. After we got our drivers licenses, we would go to OKC, and drive up and down 59th street, and find people to rat race with. 

After we graduated we lost touch and he reappeared, a couple of months,after I had gotten married.  He then introduced me to Dungeons & Dragons and He would come by our apartment, in OKC, and we would play the new levels that he had created.  I rememberered the first winter that I was married he came by in his new rag top Jeep.  Man was it cold !  After a while I lost track of him again.  His dad had a watch & jewelry repair shop.  I would stop by and ask Mr. Gadberry about Mike.  He told me that Mike was doing well.  He said that he was in the Air Force. Mike & I crossed paths again, he had gotten married and a few weeks later he came by and brought his wife for us to meet.  She was a beautiful young lady, Mike had definitely married up.

I had heard of Mike, is he and his wife had moved to Las Vegas.  Then after that, I heard that he had be come a big time gambler there,(Note: I have not been able to verify this last statement).  It would not surprise me, because of his great enjoyment of game playing.

Several years ago, I had heard that he had passed way.  I have & will miss my game playing opinionated friend.


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