Robert Gordon
Robert Gordon


Robert L. Gordon Sr., 93, Lucerne, went home to be with the Lord at 9:24 a.m. Wednesday, July 5, 2017, at St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Feb. 19, 1924, in Kewanna, to Eugene L. and Maude A. (Robbins) Gordon. He married Rose Ann Daugherty on May 28, 1950, in Fulton. She survives.

He graduated from Macy High School, the International Business College, Manchester University, and The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and earned his master's degree from Indiana University.

Bob taught at Lewis Cass Junior-Senior High School from 1964-1985. He pastored several churches: Miami Baptist Church, Mt. Moriah Baptist Church, Adams, and Mill Creek Baptist Church, Mill Creek.

Surviving family includes his wife, Rose Ann Gordon, Lucerne; daughter Ruth G. (Wayne) Wanner, Stone Mountain, Ga.; two sons, Robert (Sarah) Gordon Jr., Lucerne, and David (Candice) Gordon, Torrance, Calif.; daughter Elizabeth Bush, Macy; grandchildren Andrea Corso, Emily Gordon and Sara Phillips; and great-grandchildren Jack and Chance Phillips.

He was preceded in death by his parents, infant son, and his siblings.

A celebration of life service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Murray-Weaver Funeral Home, Galveston. Friends may visit from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 4 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. It was Bob's wish that everyone wear bright colors to the service. Murray-Weaver Funeral Home in Galveston is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the Southeastern Junior-Senior High School Scholarship Fund in Bob's honor. Friends may also leave a condolence for the family at www.murrayweaverfuneralhome.com.