May 14, 1928 - March 30, 2020
G.A. Salmon Jr., 91, passed away on Monday March 30, 2020. A private burial service for the family will be held at the Hilltop Memorial Park in Carrollton Texas on April 6th. As a result of the continuing health issues in the world, the family will plan a memorial service at a later date. Donations may be made to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society (nationalmssociety.org) or a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.
G.A. was born May 14, 1928, in Lewisville, Texas, to Grover A., Sr. and Phe Salmon. He met his beloved Sara Guynes in 1943 while they both attended Carrollton High School. After graduation, they married in 1946 and spent the next 72 years together. The story of G. A. and Sara is a love story that played out year after year in a loving unconditional devotion to each other.
G.A. is survived by his son Ron Salmon and wife Shirley, daughter Vickie MacLauchlan and husband Stewart, grandchildren Anne Badger and husband Brent, Steve Salmon and wife Juanita, Jenni Gundersen and husband Herb, Jaime Anderson, and great grandchildren James Badger, John Badger, Casen Badger, Gracie Salmon, Devin Gundersen, Maddie Gundersen, and Jayden Anderson.
G.A. was preceded in death by his parents, siblings Charles Salmon, Pete Salmon, Happy Salmon, Morgan Salmon, Nolan Salmon, Thelma Doggett, Geneva McCurley, and Mattie Moon and numerous nieces and nephews.
G.A. was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carrollton for 55 years. He faithfully served in many positions. He especially enjoyed his time as an usher meeting new friends as well as visiting his life-long friends.
After graduation, G.A. joined the United States Armed Forces (Air Force). After a year of training through out the United States, G.A. was assigned to McChord Air Force Base in Tacoma Washington. Sara and their newborn son, Ron, joined G.A. to begin their life adventure together. G.A. received an honorable discharge in 1949 with the rank of Sergeant.
Soon after returning to Dallas, G.A. was employed by Eastman Kodak where he began a 34-year career. During those years, G.A. displayed a lifelong work ethic and kind spirit that drew respect from his fellow workers. He created deep friendships during these years that lasted throughout his life.
While working with Eastman Kodak, G.A. also served the City of Carrollton. He was a member of the Carrollton Planning and Zoning Commission during a time of rapid expansion in the city.
After his retirement from Kodak, G.A. and Sara moved to Cedar Creek Lake in East Texas. He obtained his real estate license and joined Johnson Monroe Real Estate, Gun Barrel City, Texas. Once again, he worked hard and enjoyed the many new relationships he made while engaged in real estate. G.A. and Sara also became active in their community, their new church, civic organizations, and precious neighbors and friends. His children and grandchildren loved to visit G.A. and Sara at their lake house.
As G.A. began having some health issues, he and Sara moved back to Carrollton, Texas. He then decided to return to a job he held at age 17. He became a bus monitor for the Carrollton Farmers Branch School District. G.A. love his tenure with the school district. Once again, his respected work ethic and kind spirit were embraced by the children he assisted.
After five years in his third career, he truly retired. His new life encompassed spending more time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. This was the most beloved time of his life.
No one could possible love his family more than G.A. Salmon. His kindness, loving spirit and unconditional love drew respect and love from all of his family. G.A. was a humble man who loved life with all he had. He lived life on life’s terms without complaint or blame. Our family is joyous that he is once again with his beloved Sara.
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