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Roger Gray Gordon, 87, of Bear Creek, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022, at the Siler City Center.

The memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, 2022, at Joyce-Brady Chapel in Bennett, with Rev. Phillip Nelson presiding. Visitation was held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 22, 2022, at Joyce-Brady Chapel.

Roger was born in Surry County on June 18, 1934, to Lula Mae Shinault Gordon and Uless Grant Gordon. He was a member of White Cross Baptist Church and was a truck driver for the majority of his working years. He enjoyed working in his yard and repairing small engines. He was a hard worker, dependable, and of strong character and conviction. He loved to tell his stories and play his guitar and banjo. He was a joy to many.

In addition to his parents, Roger was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara; a son, Gary; and two brothers, Ray and Jimmy Gordon and two sisters, Lala Brown and Lena Gordon.

He is survived by his children, Bobby Gordon (Sherry), William Gordon (Vickie) and Phyllis Gordon Clark (Alan), all of Bear Creek; sister, Nancy Noe of Bear Creek; brothers, Willie Gordon and Monroe Gordon, both of Bear Creek and Roy Gordon (Nancy) of Siler City; grandchildren, Jessica Fuoco, Adam Gordon (Cortney), Michael Gordon, Taylor Townsend (Dean), Dakota Gordon (Rhonda), and Casey Duckworth (Jamie); great-grandchildren, Julia Chandler, Christopher Chandler, Sophie Townsend, Lorelei Townsend, Hunner Gordon, Samuel Gordon, Mallorie Gordon, Hadley Gordon, Blayklee Duckworth, Jace Duckworth and Gannon Duckworth; and a host of family and friends.

The family would like to express a special thank you to all of Mr. Gordon’s caregivers over the past years, a sincere thank you to Diane, Angie and DJ; you brought light into his life. Thank you to Liberty Hospice of Sanford and Siler City Center for your care of Mr. Gordon.

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Joyce-Brady Chapel is honored to serve the Gordon Family.