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OBITUARY

Donald Ray "Don" Gordon Sr.

July 6, 1950May 13, 2020

Donald Ray “Don” Gordon Sr., 69, of Bryan passed away peacefully with his wife by his side Wednesday, May 13th at Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility.

Visitation will be from 12:30 - 2:30 pm Sunday, May 17th with the funeral service beginning at 2:30 pm at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. Seating for service is limited to 60 people. Interment will follow at Rest-Ever Memorial Park Cemetery.

Don was born July 6, 1950 in San Antonio to Phillip Calvin Sr. and Edna Pearl (Copeland) Gordon. He was raised in Texas and California and later resided in Bryan in 1970. Don fell in love and married Peggy Mancuso in 1972. He was the owner and operator of Gordon’s Garage from 1974-2019. An excellent mechanic and machinist; he served many loyal customers from surrounding areas giving fair pricing to all.

Don took great pride in repairing all types of automobiles; including cars that were difficult for anyone else to make worthy. He enjoyed hunting with friends and his grandson, he loved his family and being around them. He will be remembered for his unique laughter. Don is a member of Northview Baptist Church.

Don is preceded in death by his father, Phillip Calvin Gordon Sr.; stepmother, Billie Gordon; sister, Jenny Richardson; and sister-in-law, Tava Gordon.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Peggy Gordon; son and daughter-in-law, Ray Jr. and Marva Gordon; grandson, Donovan Gordon and wife Ashley; granddaughter, Patricia Terrell; great-granddaughters, Paisley and Jayden; great-grandson, Brantley; mother, Edna Pearl Mollering; brothers, Phillip Gordon Jr., Paul Gordon and Billy Gordon; brother-in-laws and sisters-in-law, Benny Joe and Vernell Mancuso, Carl and Lequitta Mancuso, Jimmy and Carol Jean Mancuso, Tommy Mancuso; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W 26th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803.

  • FAMILY

  • Peggy Mancuso Gordon, Wife
  • Ray & Marva Gordon, Jr., Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Donovan & Ashley Gordon, Grandson & Spouse
  • Patricia Terrell, Granddaughter
  • Paisley & Jayden, Great-Granddaughters
  • Brantley, Great-Grandson
  • Edna Pearl Mollering, Mother
  • Phillip Gordon, Jr., Brother
  • Paul Gordon, Brother
  • Billy Gordon, Brother
  • Benny Joe & Vernell Mancuso, Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law
  • Carl & Lequitta Mancuso, Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law
  • Jimmy & Carol Jean Mancuso, Brother-in-law & Sister-in-law
  • Tommy Mancuso, Brother-in-law
  • Numerous, Nieces & Nephews
  • Phillip Calvin Gordon, Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Billie Gordon, Stephmother (deceased)
  • Jenny Richardson, Sister (deceased)
  • Tava Gordon, Sister-in-law (deceased)

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  • PALLBEARERS

  • J.D. Blanton
  • J.R. Burrell
  • Jesse Mancuso
  • Joel Martinez
  • Jared Mancuso
  • T.C. Trawek

Services

  • VISITATION

    Sunday, May 17, 2020

  • FUNERAL SERVICE

    Sunday, May 17, 2020

Memories

Donald Ray "Don" Gordon Sr.

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Theresa Moody

May 17, 2020

Peggy, so sorry for your loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and family
May God be with you through this tough time

Theresa Moody

Patsy Bolch

May 17, 2020

Eddie and I send our sympathy and most of all our love. We know he is no more pain and happy with Jesus.

Charles White

May 17, 2020

As I set hear and think of Donny, my thoughts also encompass Peggy. These two individuals had a home and business life based on integerty, appreciation, and respect - not just for one another, but for all of mankind. Something often missing and rarely found this fast paced word of push button technology, with people coming and going at the blink of an eye, with little to no time to be considerate of others.

But this was not the Gordon way, far from it. Donny strived for perfection, to do his best (at home or work), he loved to laugh, he enjoyed a joke or tale, he always made time to listen, and respected others thoughts and views (even if not his own).

Peggy, we'll keep you and Tommy in our thoughts and prayers.

Jessica Gilliam

May 16, 2020

He was such a smart kind man. Donny had been there best at what he did and no one knew cars like he did. He always did what he could to help his grandson who I know misses him greatly. Hang in there my dear friend know he was proud of you. He been fighting for some time and can now rest like he much deserves. Miss Peggy you all are in my prayers much love.

Debbie Richards

May 15, 2020

A kind, gentle, Christian man! He will be missed greatly. What a great example of a loving Christian spirit. Peggy, know that I continue to lift you and your family in my prayers.

Wanda McGill

May 15, 2020

Not enough space to speak of this wonderful man. He was kind, considerate, generous, smart, friendly, a hard-worker, and loved his family. I don’t think he ever met a stranger and had many friends to prove it. I’ll miss his question “what we gonna eat tonight? Roadkill?” Always made me laugh! And he had a laugh like no other I have ever know! He will be sorely missed but will remain in my heart forever! It has been a treasure to have been able to call you my friend! Till we meet again!!

Rose Harris

May 15, 2020

Peggy, my condolences are with you and your family... It's not easy to lose someone you love but there is consolation knowing that Don is now resting in the loving arms of God... My prayers are with you all.

Paul Gordon

May 14, 2020

It is never easy losing a loved one but it is a lot easier knowing he is resting in the arms of our Lord and Savior. He is a brother no matter the distance. I will always remember the times we had together when we were just teenagers traveling the backroads of Bryan, Franklin, Hearne, and the creeks and ponds we fished and the fields we hunted in. His laugh will always be a memory that cannot be forgotten. I am thankful that he is no longer in pain. I thank God that that he was part of my life. Your loving Brother, Paul Gordon

Jon Carroll

May 14, 2020

Mr. Gordon was a man I truly Admired. A master at his craft. I will miss stopping by some early mornings and being offered a cup of coffee while listening to the old timers chat and solve world issues. A very good man! Prayers for the family!

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Donald Ray “Don” Gordon Sr., 69, of Bryan passed away peacefully with his wife by his side Wednesday, May 13th at Hospice Brazos Valley Inpatient Facility.

Visitation will be from 12:30 - 2:30 pm Sunday, May 17th with the funeral service beginning at 2:30 pm at Memorial Funeral Chapel in College Station. Seating for service is limited to 60 people. Interment will follow at Rest-Ever Memorial Park Cemetery.

Don was born July 6, 1950 in San Antonio to Phillip Calvin Sr. and Edna Pearl (Copeland) Gordon. He was raised in Texas and California and later resided in Bryan in 1970. Don fell in love and married Peggy Mancuso in 1972. He was the owner and operator of Gordon’s Garage from 1974-2019. An excellent mechanic and machinist; he served many loyal customers from surrounding areas giving fair pricing to all.

Don took great pride in repairing all types of automobiles; including cars that were difficult for anyone else to make worthy. He enjoyed hunting with friends and his grandson, he loved his family and being around them. He will be remembered for his unique laughter. Don is a member of Northview Baptist Church.

Don is preceded in death by his father, Phillip Calvin Gordon Sr.; stepmother, Billie Gordon; sister, Jenny Richardson; and sister-in-law, Tava Gordon.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Peggy Gordon; son and daughter-in-law, Ray Jr. and Marva Gordon; grandson, Donovan Gordon and wife Ashley; granddaughter, Patricia Terrell; great-granddaughters, Paisley and Jayden; great-grandson, Brantley; mother, Edna Pearl Mollering; brothers, Phillip Gordon Jr., Paul Gordon and Billy Gordon; brother-in-laws and sisters-in-law, Benny Joe and Vernell Mancuso, Carl and Lequitta Mancuso, Jimmy and Carol Jean Mancuso, Tommy Mancuso; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 502 W 26th Street, Bryan, Texas 77803.

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