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Leroy Raymond Gordon

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TAYLORS, S.C. – Leroy Raymond Gordon, otherwise known as "Papa Leroy", 89, went to heaven on Thursday, March 12, 2015.
Born on January 8, 1926, in Saluda N.C., he was the son of the late Clarence and Florida Pace Gordon. He was a retired farmer and member of Mountain Page Baptist Church. Mr. Gordon was a WWII and U.S. Army veteran and an active member of the American Legion. He received many medals for his service including a Purple Heart.
Surviving is his wife of over 41 years, Evie Howard Gordon; 5 children, Emily Goldsmith (Mitchell), Shirley Trammell (Ronnie), Mary Sullivan (James), Susan Dickerson (Bill) and Jimmy Gordon (Debbie); 2 step-children, Francis Gilbert (Gene) and Eunice Gates; 1 sister, Mary Ballard; 1 brother, Leonard Gordon; 22 grandchildren and many other loving family members.
Mr. Gordon was also predeceased by 2 sisters, Lillie Mae Jones and Vernon Ward and 2 brothers, U.G. Gordon and Arnold Gordon.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 3 p.m. at Mountain Page Baptist Church with visitation prior from 2 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Burial will follow in Mountain Page Baptist Church Cemetery.
The family will be at the home of the daughter Shirley Trammell.
In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Mountain Page Baptist Church in memory of Papa Leory, Route # 1, Box 24, Mountain Page Rd., Saluda, NC 28773.
Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thehowzemortuary.com
The Howze Mortuary, Travelers Rest, is in charge of the arrangements. (864) 834-8051
Published in The Times-News from Mar. 14 to Mar. 15, 2015
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