OBITUARY

Gordon Mobley

October 16, 1950May 7, 2021
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Gordon Lee Mobley October 16, 1950 - May 7, 2021 Born in Miami, Florida to loving parents Addien Spain and Oscar Lee Mobley, an honorably retired Miami-Dade patrol officer (predeceased by both). Growing up, Gordon enjoyed playing baseball and all things airplanes. He graduated from Miami Coral Park Senior High School before enlisting in the United States Air Force. Gordon was always proud of his time serving our great country. He was a man of valor who was known to support the liberties of Americans. After his deployment in Vietnam for over two years, Gordon was Honorably Discharged from the military in 1973. While touring, he met Violet Hargrove in Klamath Falls, OR and they instantly fell in love. The couple were quickly married, then had daughter Christina. Soon they returned to his native Florida and son, Kevin joined the family. Gordon worked for the Federal Aviation Administration as an air traffic controller for many years before the industry was impacted by collective bargaining agencies. He was highly respected in his profession and known to be a vocal colleague that would actively defend the rights of the hard-worker. Soon after, Gordon lent his attention to carpentry and acquired his bartending license. He led an active lifestyle and was well-liked by many.

Tragedy struck in 2000, Gordon was diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm and needed emergency surgery. Though it saved his life, he was now partially paralyzed. Being in a wheelchair didn’t hinder or define him. Gordon still had a thirst for adventure and went snow skiing in Colorado with the Paralyzed Veteran’s of America group. He pridefully taught all three of his granddaughters to fire a gun and/or catch a fish (you must bait your own hooks). For nearly a decade, Gordon served as president of the American Legion Post #321. The friends he made there while singing karaoke, playing bingo, and practicing geometry (billiards) became family. Gordon was well-known for his warm smile and welcoming nature. He could often be seen riding across 90th Ave. and visiting with the neighbors. Cooper City IS someplace special because people like Gordon Mobley have become part of the fabric of the community. He leaves behind to mourn this sudden loss, his daughter Christina Dawson; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Jill Mobley; granddaughters, Alexis and Ashlyn Faby, and Kayden Mobley; great-granddaughters, Annabelle and Mackenzie Morton, sister and brother-in-law Nancy and David Wilkerson; niece, Alice Wilkerson; and many close friends. His beloved cat, Patches, will be lovingly rehomed.

The family invites you to join them on Saturday, May 29, 2021 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 2401 Southwest 64th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL. to share condolences and visit with Gordon at his final resting place, a niche in the pyramid. A private inurnment service with military honors is scheduled to be held prior to the memorial. A celebration of life will be held in his honor at the Cooper City American Legion Post #321, that evening at 5pm. Those who knew and loved Gordon are invited to attend either farewell. As a response to request, and to honor all veterans who have sacrificed for our freedoms. Donations are being graciously accepted on behalf of Gordon Mobley to the American Legion Post #321 (954) 434-0965 or https://www.facebook.com/Post321/.

Services

  • Memorial Gathering

    Saturday, May 29, 2021

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Colleen Bond

May 28, 2021

Cheers to you Gordon!!! Your memories will live in my heart forever. Here is to Kevin and Christina!!
Love Colleen

Colleen Bond

May 28, 2021

My favorite photo.

Colleen Bond

May 28, 2021

Colleen Bond

May 28, 2021

Colleen Bond

May 28, 2021

Colleen Bond

May 28, 2021

Colleen Bond

May 28, 2021

Colleen Bond

May 28, 2021

Gordon and Violet getting ready to be married. My sister Mary andcI at Christmas and Gordon sitting in the chair before they went back to Florida .

Forest Lawn Funeral Home South

May 28, 2021

Forest Lawn South would like to express our deepest and sincerest condolences to you and your family at this most difficult time.

We wish you peace to bring comfort, the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.

Sincerely,
Forest Lawn Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens South Staff

Nancy Mobley Wilkerson

May 27, 2021

Gordon and Sister Nancy, and Brother n law David

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Lexi, Christina, Ashlyn, & Papa

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