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James  Howard "Jim" Gordon

Obituary for James Howard "Jim" Gordon

September 10, 1926 - September 11, 2017
Owensboro, Kentucky | Age 91


James Howard "Jim" Gordon, 91, died at his home September 11, 2017. Jim was born in Springfield, KY on September 10, 1926 to William Arthur and Dora Howard Gordon. He graduated from Danville High School in December 1944 and joined the Army Air Corps in January 1945. He served in the Panama area for 2 years seeing the end of WWII. Afterward, he graduated from Georgetown College. Jim began working for Western Kentucky Gas in 1956. He was transferred from Danville, KY to Owensboro in 1963 and worked until retiring as Manager of Corrosion Control in 1988. He served as Chairman of KY Corrosion Coordinating Committee.
He was a devoted member of Third Baptist Church where he served faithfully in many positions. He especially loved his church choir. Jim was honored by his church in December 2000 when he was named Deacon Emeritus.

Jim was a Kentucky Colonel. He loved his state and his KY Wildcats. He served as president of Owensboro Kiwanis Club in 1969 – 1970 and devoted years of service as a leader with Junior Achievement.
In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Gordon and his sister, Bette Gordon Clem, and three nephews.

He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Nancy Mae Sewell Gordon; daughters, Mona (Doug) Wyatt of Danville, KY and Lou Ann (Dave) Bowersox of Owensboro, and son, John (Diane) Gordon of Madison, AL.
Jim leaves behind his brother, William Arthur Gordon, Jr. of Pekin, IL, six grandchildren, Rachael Huffman Jones, Hannah Huffman Adams, Andrew Wyatt, Jimmy Gordon, John Ross Wyatt, Mary Beth Gordon and four step-grandchildren, Dave Bowersox, Jr., April Costello, Jeff Bowersox, and Dave Bowersox. He leaves three great-grandchildren and one on the way, nine step-great-grandchildren and one on the way, two nephews and one niece.

The Gordon family would like to give loving thanks to Jim's doctor, Judy Carrico, who has taken tremendous care of our family for years. We also thank his caregivers Sharon, Charlotte, Evelyn, Brandy, Sherry, and Tammy, as well as Hospice of Western Kentucky.

The service will be 11 am Friday, September 15, 2017 at Third Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 3 until 7 pm on Thursday, September 14, 2017 at Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory and after 10 am Friday at the church.

The service in Danville, KY will be 11 am Monday, September 18, 2017 at Lexington Avenue Baptist Church. Visitation will be from 3 until 6 pm Sunday, September 17, 2017 at Stith Funeral Home in Danville and after 10 am Monday at the church. Burial will follow at Bellevue Cemetery in Danville.

Expression of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Third Baptist Church or Hospice of Western Kentucky.
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Glenn Funeral Home and Crematory

900 Old Hartford Road
Owensboro, KY 42303
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