Tony Joe Gladson

Tony Joe Gladson
Tony Joe Gladson

Photo courtesy of photographer Chuck James
Photo courtesy of photographer Chuck James

(September 19, 1964 - June 9, 1989)

The Lusk Herald
June 14, 1989

Tony Joe Gladson

June 14, 1989
The Lusk Herald

Services for Tony Joe Gladson, 24, were held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, 1989, in the Peet Mortuary Chapel with the Rev. Mark Lohr officiating. Burial followed in the Dellview Cemetery at Manville.

Mr. Gladson died Friday morning, June 9, 1989, from injuries sustained in an auto accident west of Manville. He was born Sept.19, 1964, in Rawlins, Wyo., the son of Donnie and Rita Gladson. He attended grade school in Manville and graduated from high school in Lusk in 1984. While in school, he was active in F.F.A., and also played football and basketball.

At the time of his death, Mr. Gladson was employed by Platte Valley Construction and the Lusk Standard Station.

Survivors include his mother, Rita Gladson of Cheyenne; his father and step-mother, Donnie and Margo Gladson of Manville; two sisters, Teresa Butler and her husband Paul of Burns, Tammy Lee and her husband Mike of Cheyenne; three step-sisters, Jean Schultz, Kathleen Schultz and Candice Pronger; paternal grandparents Lynard and Leila Gladson of Manville; maternal grandparents, S. Joe and Lupe Arroyo of Hill City, S.D.; three nieces, Brenda, Heather and Jessica; one nephew, Anthony; and numerous other relatives and friends.

For those who wish, memorials to the family will be appreciated.

Peet Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

Lusk Herald
June 14, 1989

Truck accident claims two lives

A truck accident at 2:30 a.m. June 9 one mile west of Manville claimed the lives to two area men.

Killed were Tony J. Gladson, 24, of Manville, and Steven A Henricksen, 22, of Lusk.

Both men died from skull fractures, a broken neck and internal injuries, according to a report filed by the Wyoming State Highway Patrol.

State Highway Patrolman Vernon Poage, the investigating officer, said the Chevy pickup, driven by Gladson, was eastbound on Highway 18-20, when the vehicle drifted across the westbound lane onto the north shoulder of the roadway. The driver apparently over-corrected in trying to get back onto the road, forcing the truck to cross both lanes of traffic, Poage said. The truck apparently then entered the south borrow area, where it went into a broadside overturn, throwing both Gladson and Henricksen out of the truck, he said.

The vehicle came to rest on its right side in a pasture.

Authorities estimated the speed of the vehicle a 65 mph. at the time of the crash.

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