Ray LaVaughan Gordon

October 14, 1934January 27, 2019
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Services for Ray LaVaughan Gordon, 84, of Canton, TX are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 1, 2019, at First Baptist Church in Canton officiated by Bro. Mike Roberson. Interment will be at Haven of Memories Memorial Park.

Mr. Gordon passed away January 27, 2019, in Canton, TX. He was born October 14,1934, in Snyder, TX to Lloyd Clinton and Emma Hendrix Gordon.

He was raised in Snyder and graduated high school in 1954. He married his high school sweetheart on June 6, 1958. He attended Texas Tech University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering while working full time for KCBD Channel 11 in Lubbock. They moved to Garland in 1959 where he was a founder of South Garland Baptist Church and served in the National Guard. He retired to Canton in 1993 and became a member of First Baptist Church and the Lions Club. Ray enjoyed music, woodworking and yard work.

Mr. Gordon is preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Jana Wylie and sister, Marie Walton.

He is survived by his wife, Janice Gordon, of Canton, daughter, Paula and Van Wylie, daughter, Tamara Howton, granddaughter, Vanessa and Bill Goodwin, grandson, Andrew and Brittany Wylie, granddaughter, Ellen Howton and Michael Wisenbaker, granddaughter, Jessica Wylie, grandson, Ross Wylie, five great grandchildren, Brayden, Bryleigh, Joel, Cason, Sunny and son-in-law, Mark Wylie.

Pallbearers will be Jack Mewbourn, Bob Giles, Max Callahan, Jimmy Parkerson, Marvin Edwards, Dewey Pierce, Jimmy Strickland and Lester Godwin.

The family will receive friends 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Thursday at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton, TX.


  • Visitation Thursday, January 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 1, 2019

Ray LaVaughan Gordon

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Scott Riddell

January 30, 2019

Over the years I’ve come to recognize the folks that have The Lord in their hearts just by their appearance. They are always cheerful, kind and very positive about living life to its fullest. My opinion is they have these ways about them because they know The Lord has their back! I have known Ray for the last eight or nine years and every time I have seen him he’s always had these qualities about him! Always happy, smiling and so kind to everybody. I honestly believe that this life, here on earth is our testing grounds and our trip to heaven is based on how we live it. There may be some that don’t make it and some that do and some that have a long journey there and some have a short journey there. I have no doubts that Rays trip to heaven was one of the fastest trips to heaven and he’s by The Lords side looking down on us with his huge smile saying, "y’all don’t be sad that I’m gone, I had a great life and y’all need to celebrate my life and say I’ll see you later"! Ray, thank you for setting a great example for this family. You will be missed. Until we meet again , Love Scott Riddell & family !