Olen K. Gamble of West Liberty, KY, passed away Thursday, February 20, 2020 at Morgan County ARH, West Liberty, KY, following an extended illness, at the age of 85 years, 1 month, and 26 days. He was born Tuesday, December 25, 1934 at Spaws Creek, in Morgan County, KY, son of the late Lonnie & Gladys Roman Gamble.
Olen K. was united in marriage to Nora Fern Keaton. This union was blessed with six children, Rhonda Delayne, Benita, Beverley, Belinda, Bethany, and Hoyt. He attended two years of college at Lee College in Cleveland, TN and then obtained his BA, Masters, and Rank I degree in Education from Morehead State University. He was a teacher and principal for the Morgan County School System for 40 years until his retirement.
Olen was an avid hunter and a member of the League of KY Sportsman. He was a Christian and a member of the Glenn Ave. Church of God. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and brother and will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandmother who raised him, Nettie Johnston Roman; an infant daughter, Rhonda Delayne Gamble; two brothers, Offie Dale Gamble and Ray Gamble; and one sister, Gaye Thurman.
He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Nora Fern Keaton Gamble; four daughters, Benita Gamble, Beverley Gamble, Belinda & Michael Sparks, and Bethany & David Holbrook all of West Liberty, KY; one son, Hoyt & Kimberlee Gamble of Winchester, KY; four grandchildren, Kellie Nicole Holbrook, Joshua David Holbrook, Logan James Gamble, and John Daniel Gamble; two brothers, Michael Gamble of Winchester, KY and Kenneth Gamble of Ohio; and four sisters, Arpha Faye Engle of Busy, KY, Sandra Wykle of Frankford, WV, Patty Adams of Middletown, OH, and Lonnie Marie Sitton of Cherokee, NC.
Funeral service 11 a.m., Monday, February 24, 2020 at the Potter Funeral Home, with Rev. Jeff Farmer & Bro. Paul Keeton officiating. Burial to follow in the Elam Cemetery, Spaws Creek Road, West Liberty, KY. Visitation 6 p.m., Sunday, February 23, 2020 at the funeral home.
Pallbearers: Michael Gamble, Terry Gamble, Greg Holbrook, Darrell Holbrook, Keith Holbrook, and Mark Holbrook.
Memorial Donations are suggested to the Olen K. Gamble Education Scholarship Fund.
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