William F. Gordon

Published 2:40 pm Thursday, August 12, 2010

William F. Gordon of Tryon Estates, Columbus, died Tuesday of complications from a recent fall. He was born August 20, 1925 in Ramsey, N.J., to Frank and Mabel Cook Gordon.

After graduation from Ramsey High School in 1943 he joined the Army Corps of Engineers and served in the ETO. In 1947 he married Doris Seitz Gordon and they raised three children, Kim, Bill Jr. and Karyl, in homes they built together. &bsp;

In Wyckoff, N.J., Bill was an Indian Guides leader, a Little League coach, troop master of Boy Scout Troop 570, commander of VFW Post 6761 and a board member of the local YMCA.

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Following many years as a builder in New Jersey, Doris and Bill bought Meadowbrook Manor Riding Farm in the Pocono Mts. of Pennsylvania. Later he built several communities of homes in the area.

In their 63 years of marriage, Bill and Doris traveled extensively and moved to Columbus in 2001. Bill was preceded in death by his son in 1992 and wife, Doris, in 2008. He is survived by daughter Kim and her husband Richard Sewell of Maine; daughter Karyl Gordon-Darley of Florida; grandchildren Gavin Sewell, Bronwyn Sewell and William Gordon Darley.

In acknowledgment of the great care he received, the family requests that memorial donations be made to St. Lukes Hospital, 101 Hospital Dr., Columbus, N.C. 28722.

A memorial service will be held Friday, August 13 at Tryon Estates at 2 p.m.

An online guest register is available at www.mcfarlandfuneralchapel.com.

McFarland Funeral Chapel, Tryon.