Woodstock Funeral Home

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Karen Gillenwater Gordon

January 30, 1952March 18, 2020

Karen Wilkes Gillenwater Gordon died March 18, 2020, in Woodstock, Georgia, following a brief illness. She was born Jan. 30, 1952, in Bristol, Virginia, to Wilfred and Minnie Lou Gillenwater. She was a graduate of Tennessee High School in Bristol and the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. She worked in property management for many years in Georgia and California.

She married Clifford Leroy Gordon II on Nov. 29, 1980, in Bristol, Virginia. He preceded her in death on April 20, 2019. She was also preceded in death by a brother, Kelso Gillenwater, of Gig Harbor, Washington. She is survived by two sisters, Gloria Trotter and husband Wayne of Tecumseh, Oklahoma, and Lisa Wilson and husband Dolan of Marietta, GA; step-daughter Becky Silva of Pacifica, CA; step-son Cliff Gordon III of Carpinteria, CA; niece Chanda Gillenwater of Orlando, FL; and nephews Greg Trotter of Tecumseh, OK, Lee Gillenwater of Eagle Mountain, Utah, and J.D. Wilson of Savannah, GA.

Cremation arrangements were handled by Woodstock Funeral Home with services postponed until a later date.


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Nancy Eaton

March 24, 2020

I was in many classes with Karen throughout Hugh School. She was always sweet and friendly. Rest In Peace, Karen.

Brenda (Brumett) Burgett

March 23, 2020

I remember how funny Karen was with such a great sense of humor. She was always so much fun to be around! So sorry for this loss!

Barry Vance

March 23, 2020

Karen was a friend since 5th grade at Anderson Elementary in Bristol,Tenn. Very helpful in showing me how to do the math problems, that i was having trouble with. Enjoyed being with her and her family at the picnics.

Pat Flannagan

March 23, 2020

Karen was one of my closest friends throughout high school. I was fortunate to maintain limited contact with her through the years. I will truly miss her spirit.