Gary August GordonGary August Gordon, 61, of Parsons, Tenn., formerly of Superior, passed away in hospice in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 26, 2012.
Gary August Gordon, 61, of Parsons, Tenn., formerly of Superior, passed away in hospice in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 26, 2012.
He was born Sept. 19, 1950, the fifth child of Robert W. Gordon, Sr. and Elizabeth A. (Cooper) Gordon, in Louisville, Ky. As a child of a military father, Gary lived in Denver, Colo., Kansas City, Mo., Bayfield, Wis. and Grand Marais, Minn., before graduating from Superior Senior High School in 1969.
Gary then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1969. He served for four years, attending C-School in San Diego, Calif., at Camp Pendleton. He was part of Infantry and Mortars Division and was an Aide to Admiral Cooper, for his first two years in the Corps. He then taught Mortars to enlisted men for two years at Camp Pendleton. Following his time in the Marine Corps, Gary worked at the United States Post Office for 30 years, until he resigned and began his retirement. He also worked as a riverboat captain for several years. He had lived for a few years in the Minneapolis, Minn. area, and then settled in Parsons, Tenn. until his death.
Gary was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Elizabeth, and his brother, Patrick.
He is survived by his sisters Michele Gordon, Kathleen Rodne, and Suzanne McGraw; brothers Terrence, Robert, and John; numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews; and his dog, Astro.
There will be no memorial service, but his ashes will be put in Arlington National Cemetery.