Edward Harold Gordon "Gordo", age 81 of Oak Ridge passed away Saturday December 8, 2012 with his loving wife of 46 years Dorothy "Dot" by his side.
Ed was born April 29, 1931 in Grainger County Tennessee to the late Arthur and Mary Wyatt Gordon. He was of the Protestant faith and a veteran of the United States Air Force serving as an in flight engineer traveling worldwide. Ed was discharged from the service in Auburn, CA after 11 years of service and it was at that time he started a lifelong career as a Professional Golf Instructor. This was one of the passions of Ed's life and he cherished all of the friendships, especially those from South Hills Golf Club here in Oak Ridge, during his life as an instructor. Ed was a member of the Elks Lodge here in Oak Ridge. He married the Love of His Life Dorothy "Dot" Veazey on July 1, 1966.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother Herbert Gordon and his sister Wynona Pierce. He is survived by his wife Dorothy Gordon of Oak Ridge, daughters; Carol Larkin, and her husband Rev. John Larkin, and Ann Carter Cox, several nieces and nephews, and many friends.
A memorial service will be held Friday December 28, 2012 1:00pm at First United Methodist Church with Pastor Crystal Smith officiating. The family will receive friends following the service in the fellowship hall of the church. In keeping with Ed's wishes his ashes will be interred in the Memorial Garden of First United Methodist Church.