Garnett Leon Gordon, 84, of Kirksville, Missouri, passed away Friday (July 13, 2012) at the University of Missouri Medical Center in Columbia, MO.
The son of Lyman Wesley and Pansy Victoria (Bennett) Gordon, he was born April 29, 1928 in Adair County, Missouri.
Garnett is survived by one daughter, Sally (Gordon) Emery of Maricopa, AZ; one brother, Gale Gordon of Taft, TX; two grandchildren, Chantelle Watson and Brandon Chad Miller; three great-grandchildren, Trevor Watson, Phoenix Watson and Cash Smith, as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Garnett Eugene Gordon and two sisters, Geneva Platz and Eva Haug.
Gordon received his education in the Adair County rural schools. He was employed for Baiotto Concrete Co several years until going to work for Mihalevich Construction where he worked a number of years.
Gordon coached Little League baseball, judged dog shows and enjoyed bowling. He loved coon hunting and was a life member of the Northeast Missouri Coon Hunting Association, a member of the State Coon Hunters Association, of American Black and Tan Association and was inducted into the Kirksville Baseball/Softball Hall of Fame. Gordon enjoyed spending time at Northtown Café with his friends.
Public visitation will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday (July 18, 2012) in the chapel of Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville.
Funeral service will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday (July 19, 2012) at Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville, with Reverend Darrell Draper officiating. Interment will follow the service at Bethel Cemetery, northeast of Kirksville.
Pallbearers will be Robert Bachorski, Mike Speaks, Lonnie Harris and Milton Armstrong.
Memorials may be made to the Garnett Gordon Memorial Fund. Memorials may be left at or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.