David Lyon Gordon

December 5, 1929March 19, 2021

David Lyon Gordon of Irvington, Alabama passed away on Friday March 19, 2021, at 91 years of age. He left this earth peacefully surrounded by his family. David was a faithful member of the Irvington United Methodist Church.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 55 years, Rebecca Felder Gordon, his daughter Molly Gordon Fowler, and his parents Lena Mae and Samuel Kennedy Gordon, as well as his brothers Samuel Kennedy, Frank Dudley, John Walter, Robert Morris, and his sister Betty Gordon Pollard. He is survived by his daughter Fan Gordon Murray (Ken), David Gordon Jr, and Lewis Gordon (Jeannine). Seven grandchildren, Bryant Carter (Ginny), Rebecca Thomas (Bruce), David Carter (Hannah), Elizabeth Griffin (Kevin), Sarah Kettinger (Dan), Courtney Taylor (Patrick), and Matthew Gordon (Kayla). He is also survived by 10 great grand children and 1 great-great grandchild.

David was born and raised in Montgomery, Alabama where he attended Sidney Lanier High School. He went on to join the United States Air Force and was a Korean War Veteran. After his deployment, he married the love of his life and attended the University of Alabama (Roll Tide) where he received his degree in electrical engineering. He then moved his family to Irvington, Alabama where he was employed by the Alabama Power Company until he retired in 1986. After retirement, he and his wife Becky enjoyed traveling the country in their motorhome. He was an avid golfer and loved spending time on the golf course where he had 9 holes in one. He also enjoyed cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide, but most importantly he valued the time spent with his family.

Poppa was one of a kind and will be missed by all who knew him.

Visitation to be held Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 1-2pm with service following at Pinecrest Funeral Home. 1939 Dauphin Island Parkway Mobile, Al 36605

The family would like to say a special thanks to Encompass Health and Hospice.

In lieu of flowers please make a donation to your favorite charity.



  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, March 23, 2021


  • Interment


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Carolyn Feltus

March 23, 2021

Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you at this sad time. We always enjoyed having David at our Energizers luncheons. He was a wonderful member of the local Mobile Division Energizers of Alabama Power Company for many years. He will be sorely missed by all of us. Our hearts go out to you at time time.

Chuck & Mary Jo Hrabe

Rosemary Edwards

March 21, 2021

Our sincere condolences to all the Gordon’s from South Florida!
Mr. David was a kind and fun loving man. We remember him fondly from our time living in the Bayou.
Neville, Rosemary and Jillian Edwards

Fred Killion

March 21, 2021

Had good fortune to meet David and Becky when they lived across from us in old Army barracks in Bakersfield Tuscaloosa, site of present Law School. They ran a diaper service which included a free telephone, the only one in the 4 apartments in our side of the building. On occasions David and I would go to tennis court after finishing our studies. The youngest friend my daughter Kim can remember is Fannie. Our families maintained a friendship after we both graduated in 1956, coming to Mobile. I don't know of a better or "down to earth couple" than Becky and David who will be sorely missed but live on in their family and friend's memories.

Ouida Gordon

March 20, 2021

I am honored that I got to know David. I loved how friendly he was and how much he enjoyed life. I remember one time he and Becky coming to watch my middle son play football when we traveled to Mobile. He had a kind heart and a sweet smile. He will be missed by so many people.

Jack & Sherry Shelton

March 20, 2021

We are very sorry for your loss.
Jack & Sherry Bo