Robert Paxson Gordon

November 16, 1922December 12, 2012

Robert Paxson Gordon passed away Wednesday, December 12, 2012. He was born in Edgemont, Arkansas on November 16, 1922. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and while stationed in Boston met the love of his life, Peg Pike. They were married in September 1946 in Houston, Texas.

Robert graduated from Harding College in 1947. He did graduate work at University of Texas in business management and accounting. He is a certified public accountant. He worked in hospital administration in Houston at Hermann Hospital and moved to San Angelo to serve as Administrator of the Clinic Hospital in 1966. He was a catalyst in the planning & building of the new Angelo Community Hospital. He retired from hospital administration in 1977 and opened his C.P.A. practice and continued to work until his death.

He was active in the community serving as treasurer of many organizations, including the San Angelo Symphony, Kiwanis, Y.M.C.A., Twin Mountain Tonesmen, and Johnson Street Church of Christ. He enjoyed singing and performed with the Twin Mountain Tonesmen and the Symphony Chorale. He was a faithful member and Deacon of Johnson Street Church of Christ.

He was the son of Chloe Paxson and Joseph Lucian Gordon. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sisters Helen Anderson; Lorene Dallas and his brothers Leonard Gordon, Gerald Gordon, and Harold Reginald Gordon. His brother, L. Paxson Gordon and wife Opal Fae Shaefer of Edmund, Oklahoma, survives him. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Peg Pike Gordon. His 5 children and their families also survive him:

Dr. Drexel R. Gordon & Julie Levasseur and children: Silas and Rosemary / Kearby Gordon Etheredge and a stepdaughter & children: Chama & Warren Hurtgen; Rachel Etheredge & Deshon Parks and his daughter, Kadijah; Sam Etheredge and son: Mason & fiancé Kriste Hoelter and sons: Carson and Landon; Nathan Etheredge & Danielle DuFour/ Sharla Gordon & Tommy Hagler and daughter & stepchildren: Kacy Hagler; Amy & Toby Flowers and children: Mason and Mallory; Dale Hagler / Dr. B. Kevin Gordon & Dr. Marsha Raebel and children: Joshua & Vicki Gordon; Aaron Gordon and Alyssa Gordon / Kyle D. Gordon and daughter: Jessica Gordon & Ben Reynolds and sons: Eliot and Geo.

A visitation will be held from 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, December 14th at Johnson’s Funeral Home, San Angelo, Texas. A Memorial Service will be at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 15th at Johnson Street Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers the family of Robert Gordon requests donations be given to the Rust Street Ministries, c/o Johnson Street Church of Christ, 2200 Johnson Street, San Angelo, TX 76904.


  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2012
  • Memorial Service Saturday, December 15, 2012

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December 21, 2012

We have known and loved Bob and his family for years. It was my privilege to have worked with him at the Johnson St. church. We share in the loss of this good man. Gene and Mary Lou Lusk

Peter Thiry

December 18, 2012

Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. Bob was a trusted friend of the YMCA. His support of the Y is greatly appreciated. I will always remember the out of town meetings we attended. Best wishes to you and your family.

Paul and Monique Dekker

December 15, 2012

Dear Peg, Kearby, and family,

We are so sorry to learn about Bob's passing. We send you strength and love from Holland. Paul and Monique x

December 15, 2012

Peggy, my sympathy; and, so sorry to read of Bob's passing. Nice obituary. Bob had a full and happy life, with you by his side --the children you all shared; and the life you shared, together.
Patricia Elder

Bob and Nancy Holcomb

December 14, 2012

Bob Gordon was one of the best men I have ever been blessed to know. Smart, witty, funny, kind, compassionate, giving, patient.... but the most impressive thing to me was he lived what he said he believed. He walked the walk. I can only imagine the families feelings of loss, but I hope you can find some comfort in how blessed you were to have known and loved him.

Susan Gerlich

December 14, 2012

Mrs. G, Kearby, Drex, and family,
I'm sorry to hear of your loss. I have great memories of visiting the Gordon household during our high school years. I know that you all have years of wonderful memories to comfort you.

My sympathies,

Connie Zotos

December 14, 2012

Peg and your wonderful family,
I just learned of Bob's passing and I send to all of you my
deepest sympathy. Bob had quite a great ride and I send hugs
to all of you. Love, Connie Zotos

Becca Breeding

December 14, 2012

My heart and prayers are with you all. I will miss hearing his walker coming down the hall...

Mary Wilson

December 14, 2012

Peg and family,
I was privileged to work for Bobo not once, but twice. He was an example of living life in a manner truly pleasing to God. I know the heavenly choir has gained another beautiful voice and I rejoice in knowing he is whole again and free from pain. I shall miss him and his quiet reassurance. He was always there when I needed to vent and although he never condemned anyone, I always felt better after talking with him. Bobo touched a lot of people and each and everyone is the better for having known him. Ya'll are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mary and Jerry Wilson

December 14, 2012

Peg and family,
Bob was a good example of a Christian man, and will be missed by all. My love to you and all of your family as you go through this difficult time.
Love, Kay Walton