DOBSON — Mr. Thomas Gladstone Gordon, 85, of Dobson, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home after an extended illness. He was born in Surry County on Aug. 25, 1928, to the late Thomas Preston and Minnie Chappel Gordon and was a faithful member of Dobson First Baptist Church. He entered the United States Air Corps in Sept. of 1947 and served in the new Air Force as an air traffic control operator while in various Pacific Islands during the Korean Conflict. He was honorably discharged in May of 1951 as a staff sergeant. He later became a North Carolina Department of Transportation drivers license examiner and retired in 1991 after 38 years of service. He worked primarily in Mount Airy, Dobson, Elkin and Yadkinville and was well known in these areas. Being a lover of nature, when he was able, he loved to work in the garden and enjoyed feeding the birds and watching the squirrels. Left to cherish his memory is his loving wife of 50 years, Reba Lois Hill Gordon of the home; three sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Brian and Patricia Ashley Gordon of Wilkesboro, James Wallace "Wally" and Susan Beane Gordon of Winston-Salem, and Thomas Gladstone Jr. and Kattura Gordon of Southport; four beloved grandchildren, Olivia "Nichole" Gordon and partner, Rachel Momberg, Thomas Edward "Ted" and Emily Gordon, James Clark Gordon and partner, Kate Vonallmen, and Alexander "Alex" Gordon; four great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Jane Gordon, Sean Edward Gordon, Elliyanna "Ellie" Danielle Gordon and Zayden Carl Gordon; a sister, Patricia Gordon Beamer and husband, Arthur, of Greensboro; two sisters-in-law, Alene Gordon and Shirley Gordon; an aunt, Foye Wagoner; many loving nieces and nephews; and a special friend of the family, Thomas Jonathan Snow. In addition to his parents, Mr. Gordon was preceded in death by two brothers, Buster Gordon and Fred Gordon; and a sister and brother-in-law, Nancy Gordon Hatcher and Clark Hatcher. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Dobson First Baptist Church. The family will receive friends at the church on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, from 11 a.m. until time for the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Joan and Howard Woltz Hospice Home, 945 Zephyr Road, Dobson, NC 27017, or to Dobson First Baptist Church, 204 S. Crutchfield St., Dobson, NC 27017. Moody-Davis Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.moodyfuneralservices.com.