A funeral service James 'Robert' Gordon, 71 of Oxford, will be on Sunday, July 11, 2021 at 2:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Oxford. Rev. Gary Cornelius and Rev. Buddy Nelson will be officiating. A burial will follow the service at Dogwood Trail Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends on Saturday, July 10, 2021 from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at First Baptist Church of Oxford. Mr. Gordon passed away on July 8, 2021. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, June Gordon; daughter, Leslie Gordon Morgan; sister, Elaine Goode; brother, Bill Gordon of Huntsville; grandchildren, Katherine 'Miller' Morgan and Cooper James Morgan; brothers in law, Rowland Gidley and Charlie Goode; sisters in law, Pam Gordon and Gloria Gidley, and a host of extended family members and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, O.D. and Billie Gordon; parents in law, Lester and Myrle Gidley, and an infant sister, Donna Gordon. Pallbearers will be Butch Bishop, Greg Turner, Anthony Humphries, Robert Angles, Wayne Rawlings, Greg Heathcox, Ted Rorrer, Doug Champion. Honorary pallbearers will be players from the Walter Wellborn 1966 state championship football team. Mr. Gordon was a 1968 graduate of Walter Wellborn High School. He played on the 1966 state championship team. Mr. Gordon worked in several Winn-Dixie stores in the area. He served as a local bread man from 1977-1997. After that, he worked at Sunny King Honda until his retirement in 2016. Mr. Gordon's four main loves were June, Leslie, his grandchildren, and football. He will be dearly missed by those that loved him the most. The family will accept flowers or donations can be made to the Walter Wellborn Football Program. Miller Funeral Home and Crematory 256-831-4611
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Published by The Anniston Star on Jul. 10, 2021.