US Army

MSG Ret. William "Bill" S. Gordon

July 26, 1934 ~ October 4, 2019 (age 85)

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US Army Ret. MSG William S. Gordon, 85, of Fayetteville, received his final orders for deployment on Friday, October 4, 2019.  He passed away at home in the presence of those who loved him best.

He was born in Jamaica, NY, on July 26, 1934, to the late George and Catherine Gordon.  He was also predeceased by his sisters, Alice Pittman and Mary Ash. 

Bill proudly served in the Army during the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  During this time, he earned numerous commendations including the Bronze Star.  After his retirement from the Army, Bill owned three successful restaurants located in Spring Lake, Fayetteville and Oak Island.  In 1999 he retired again and started a new career as an Accountant with Armstrong-Gordon Accounting.  In his spare time, Bill enjoyed sports, traveling, and cruising, cruising, cruising.

He was a member of Masonic Lodge 667, lifetime member of the VFW, and a member of the Moose Lodge 2059.

Left to cherish Bill’s memory is his wife, of 24 years, Joyce; children, Sherilynn Gordon, Medina (Billy) Osborne, Bill (Sarah) Gordon, Joe (Nancy) Armstrong; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Edward (Pat) Gordon; brother-in-law, James (Molly) Bethea; and a special caregiver, Rachel Addy-Fankibi.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8pm on Friday, October 11, 2019, at Sullivan’s Highland Funeral Service.  A funeral service is planned for 1pm on Saturday, October 12, 2019, at Sullivan’s Highland Funeral service.  Burial will follow at the U.S. Page Family Cemetery in Bladen County.

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October 11, 2019

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Sullivans Highland Funeral Service & Crematory

Funeral Service
October 12, 2019

1:00 PM
Sullivans Highland Funeral Service & Crematory

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