Bobby Gordon

Published 5:00 am Monday, May 19, 2008

Services for Bobby Gordon, of McComb, are 11 a.m. Tuesday, May20, at First Baptist Church in McComb with burial in HollywoodCemetery. The Rev. Johnny Lee Taylor will officiate. Jones FamilyFuneral Services is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Monday from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home andTuesday from 10 until 11 a.m. at the church.

Mr. Gordon, 73, died May 17, 2008, at Hospice Ministries inRidgeland, with his family by his side. He was born in McComb tothe late Tom and Alma Jennings Gordon.

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He was a 1952 graduate of McComb High School and a graduate ofboth Copiah-Lincoln Junior College and Mississippi StateUniversity, where he was a diehard Bulldog fan.

Mr. Gordon was called into active duty for the United StatesArmy in 1955. He served three years in Korea and again in 1961 whenthe Berlin Wall went up. He also served several years in theMississippi National Guard.

He was a lifetime member of First Baptist Church in McComb wherehe was ordained as a deacon in November 1968. He also served andtaught Sunday school at Beverly Healthcare Nursing Home for over 30years.

Mr. Gordon was an employee of the Mississippi Department ofTransportation for more than 37 years until an injury forced hisretirement.

Survivors are his devoted wife of 47 years, Libby HacklerGordon; his daughters, Laurin Shoemaker, of Brandon, and Jane EllenSlagle, of Arlington, Texas; his brother and sister-in-law, ThomasRay and Mildred Gordon, of Greenville; his sister, Alma LouiseSmith; three special nephews, Jeff Gordon, of Memphis, Tenn., TommySmith, of Jackson, and Terry Smith, of Houston, Texas; and twograndchildren, Caleb and Emily Slagle.

Pallbearers will be James Clark, Tony Brooks, Fred Stuart, SteveWarren, Dan Lewman and Brother Gordon.

Honorary pallbearers will be the deacons of First Baptist Churchin McComb, as well as John Lewis Kennay, Bill Holloway, Bob Hudson,Louie Nolan, Earl Freeman and Bryon Stephenson.

The family requests that memorials be made to the First BaptistChurch in McComb.