Harold Edward Gordon, 87, of Stonington, IL, passed away on May 8, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. at his residence. He was born on June 2, 1926 in Hammond, IN; the Edward Wiburn and Daisy Fern (Reynolds) Gordon. He married Arlene M. Sailsbery on February 11, 1956 in Stonington, IL. He was a retired Millwright of Local #1043 in Hobart, IN. Harold graduated from High School in Phoenix, AZ in 1944. Ten days later he entered the United States Navy where he was honorably discharged in 1946. He has worked as a Millwright in Hobart, IN. He and his wife had lived in Hammond, IN for forty-three years until they moved to the Stonington area in 1998. He enjoyed the country life and his retirement. Harold loved his Grace Baptist Church Family and the many friends he made there. He was a member of the Grace Baptist Church in Taylorville and the American Legion Lodge Post #257 in Stonington, IL.
He is survived by his wife, Arlene Gordon of Stonington, IL; sons: Edward Lee (Janice) Gordon of St. John, IN and Thomas Lee (Debra) Gordon of Lansing, IL; grandchild: Matthew (Carol) Movre of Byhalia, MS; sister: Peggy (Richard) Wilson of Crown Point, IN; nieces: Laura (Dan) Ostergard of Stewartville, MN and Carolyn Wilson of Crown Point, IN; nephew: Scott Neal Wilson of Chattanooga, TN. He was preceded in passing by his parents.
Visitation will be held on Monday, May 12, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Services will be on Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Pastor Gerald McPhillips officiating. Burial will be at Old Stonington Cemetery, Stonington, IL with Military Honors by Stonington American Legion Post # 257 and the Illinois National Guard Funeral and Honors Detail.
Memorials may be made to: Grace Baptist Church, 900 Northern Ave., Taylorville, IL 62568
Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois
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