James E. Gordon

October 5, 1921September 15, 2013

James E. Gordon, 91, passed away Sunday, September 15, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Tuesday at Dixon United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Macon Memorial Park Cemetery. Rev. Matthew Yarbrough and Dr. Nita Crump will officiate. The family will greet friends from 5 until 7 PM Monday at the funeral home. Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Dixon United Methodist Church, 6637 Sandy Point Road, Lizella 31052 or the Methodist Home for Children & Youth, 304 Pierce Avenue, Macon 31204.

Mr. Gordon was born in Crawford County, the son of the late Eslie Merritt Gordon and Millard Gordon. He was a United States World War II Army veteran, having served in the South Pacific and was a recipient of the Purple Heart. Mr. Gordon retired as senior board mill foreman of Armstrong World Industries. He loved gardening, working on old cars, and was a good neighbor. Mr. Gordon was a devoted member of Dixon United Methodist Church.

Mr. Gordon is survived by his wife of 72 years, Minnie Lee Chapman Gordon of Macon; daughters, Linda (Jimmy) Walton of Ft. Valley, Patsy (Steve) Rece of Canton, GA; 4 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Visit to express tributes. Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home & Cemetery has charge of arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, September 17, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, September 16, 2013

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Barbara Gordon

September 28, 2013

Minnie lee and family my love from Barbara and. Family Marshall and Barbara loved James very much we grieve with you and Linda and Patsy.
Randall and family and Barbara. Marshall and James were so loved and went home to be with Jesus almost a year apart. Randall and I will be in Lizella on Monday September 30 to commerorate Marshall's passing last year. We will keep you in our prayers. Sincere sympathy and love. Barbara

September 19, 2013

James was a co-worker and friend .he was always a christian,and that is very hard,but James stood tall. i am glad to have known hin
Paul strozier

Barbara Mattera

September 19, 2013

Ms Minnie Lee, Patsy, Linda:
I am very sorry to hear about Uncle James passing. I have not seen you in many years but my thoughts and prayers are with you. I am granddaughter of Annie Maude and Felton Gordon. My mother was Elizabeth Gordon Massengale. I understand what you are going through. I lost my father in 2001 and my mother in 2008. I will be praying for the family.
Barbara Mattera
2981 Afton Circle
Orlando, Fl 32825

Tom and Nancy Turner

September 19, 2013

We were so sorry to hear about your Dad. We pray the Lord will give you the strength and the comfort you need for the days ahead.

Judye Sellier

September 19, 2013

Linda, I am so sorry to hear of your Daddy's passing. May God bless you and all your family during this time.

Peggy williams

September 18, 2013

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.

Donny Giles

September 17, 2013

We are so sorry about your Father. Our
thoughts and prayers are with you
during this difficult time. May God
bless you.

Danny, Donny,
and Mary Giles

Mickey Stokes

September 17, 2013

Our heartfelt prayers to all the family in the loss of Mr. James. He was a very kind and gently sole. We pray the fond memories of him will help you find comfort in the days ahead.

Mrs. Frances Stokes
The Lynn Stokes Family

Mark Grant

September 17, 2013

Miss Minnie Lee, Linda, Patsy, and families. I just found out and want you to know that I'm sorry and you all will be in our prayers. I have many great memories from Mr. James and you when I lived next door.

Cary Stokes

September 17, 2013

So glad to have known Mr. James, A true Southern Gentleman. Thanks for your service to our Nation. Mat God Bless the family.