Obituary

On March 9, 2018 the Lord saw fit to give William Carl Gordon “Perfect Peace”. He peaceful floated away in the comfort of his home, surrounded by his family.

William C. Gordon was born September 10, 1922 in Hanover County VA to the late Mary Lou Greene Gordon and John Richard Gordon. William was preceded in death by his daughter Joyce Darlean Gordon and his siblings Benola, Bertrum (Rayfield), Curtis, Rev John (El), Grover, Earman (Artell), Harold (Tee Baby) and Ethel (Lil One) Gordon.

He was educated in Hanover County public schools and also attended Barber School. In 1942, William heard the call of duty and joined the United States Navy during World War II. During his military tour he was stationed in California and spent time at sea and abroad. After his Honorable discharge from the Navy in 1945, he had various forms of employment until he caught the driving bug and started his career driving tractor trailers. His love for the road lasted for many years until his retirement. William then found a second love after retirement, Ukrops where he was employed for the next 20 years. At 92, he reluctantly hung up his Ukrops apron. He was a member of the MW. Prince Hall Grand Lodge of Virginia F & A Masons Inc., L’ Overture Lodge No 156 for over 30 years and was awarded Honorary membership.

He accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age and joined Abner Baptist Church. He served there as a Trustee for many years and later Ordained as a Deacon in 1987 and then recognized as Deacon Emeritus for his years of service in 2013. William also served as President of the Hanover and Vicinity Deacon Conference. He was a member of the Christian Four Gospel Singers for 34 years and a member of the Abner Male Choir and Hines Memorial Choir, in no uncertain terms the gift of song was in his heart and he was very devoted to each group. William loved his church home and remained a dedicated member until his health began to fail.

William Gordon was a family man who loved the Lord, good singing, westerns, ice cream and clean tires on his Lincoln. He was an encouragement to many, and always had a kind word.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife Margaret S. Gordon, daughter Vonda K. Gordon, and son Carl D. Gordon. Honorary Granddaughters Reverend Louise Faulkner and Marie Mines. His sister Esther Davis (James). Sisters-in-law Joyce Gordon (Grover), Viola Gordon Johnson (Charles). Devoted nieces Erica Gordon (Journey and Evan. A loving and devoted Care Team Kim Wood, Barbara Whitaker, Angel Ladley,and Delmont Scott. Along with a host of nieces, nephews, adopted daughters and sons, other relatives and friends.