Robert Paxson Gordon passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012. He was born in Edgemont, Arkansas on November 16, 1922. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and while stationed in Boston met the love of his life, Peg Pike. They were married in September 1946 in Houston, Texas.
Robert graduated from Harding College in 1947. He did graduate work at University of Texas in business management and accounting. He is a certified public accountant. He worked in hospital administration in Houston at Hermann Hospital and moved to San Angelo to serve as Administrator of the Clinic Hospital in 1966. He was a catalyst in the planning & building of the new Angelo Community Hospital. He retired from hospital administration in 1977 and opened his C.P.A. practice and continued to work until his death.
He was active in the community serving as treasurer of many organizations, including the San Angelo Symphony, Kiwanis, Y.M.C.A., Twin Mountain Tonesmen, and Johnson Street Church of Christ. He enjoyed singing and performed with the Twin Mountain Tonesmen and the Symphony Chorale. He was a faithful member and Deacon of Johnson Street Church of Christ.
He was the son of Chloe Paxson and Joseph Lucian Gordon. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Helen Anderson; Lorene Dallas and his brothers Leonard Gordon, Gerald Gordon, and Harold Reginald Gordon. His brother, L. Paxson Gordon and wife Opal Fae Shaefer of Edmund, Oklahoma, survives him. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Peg Pike Gordon. His 5 children and their families also survive him:
Dr. Drexel R. Gordon & Julie Levasseur and children: Silas and Rosemary / Kearby Gordon Etheredge and a stepdaughter & children: Chama & Warren Hurtgen; Rachel Etheredge & Deshon Parks and his daughter, Kadijah; Sam Etheredge and son: Mason & fiancé Kriste Hoelter and sons: Carson and Landon; Nathan Etheredge & Danielle DuFour/ Sharla Gordon & Tommy Hagler and daughter & stepchildren: Kacy Hagler; Amy & Toby Flowers and children: Mason and Mallory; Dale Hagler / Dr. B. Kevin Gordon & Dr. Marsha Raebel and children: Joshua & Vicki Gordon; Aaron Gordon and Alyssa Gordon / Kyle D. Gordon and daughter: Jessica Gordon & Ben Reynolds and sons: Eliot and Geo.
A visitation will be held from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, December 14th at Johnson's Funeral Home, San Angelo, Texas. A Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 15th at Johnson Street Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers the family of Robert Gordon requests donations be given to the Rust Street Ministries, c/o Johnson Street Church of Christ, 2200 Johnson Street, San Angelo, TX 76904.