Posted on 12 November 2015.
E. Ray Gordon, 89, of Cedar Springs, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, November 6, 2015. E. Ray Gordon was born on January 17, 1926 in Sand Lake, Michigan, the son of Fay and Cora Gordon. After graduating valedictorian from Cedar Springs High School he enlisted in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He then married his high school sweetheart, Janet Gunnell on December 29, 1945. He went on to graduate from the University of Michigan with a degree in civil engineering. He was a founding partner in WBDC, Inc. He was a past president of the Exchange Club of Grand Rapids and a past officer of the Michigan Society of Professional Engineers. He had been a scout master for Boy Scout Troop #222. Ray enjoyed fishing, golfing, traveling and attending Cedar Springs School athletic events. He was a member of the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church and the Cedar Springs School Board for 29 years. Surviving are his children, Susie (Ken) Parker, Doug Gordon, Pam (Tim) Covell, Joel Gordon; 16 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; brother, Murry (Eva) Gordon; brothers and sisters-in-law, Cliff Snyder, Fred (Carollee) Gunnell, John (Mayda) Gunnell, Nancy (Ed) Bremmer, Shirley (Charlie) Gumina, Cam (John) Teusink, Maxine Gordon, Suzanne Gordon; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Janet (Gunnell) Gordon; son, Tom Gordon; brothers, Ken Gordon, Don Gordon, Fay Gordon; sister, Lillian Snyder; brother-in-law, Tom Gunnell; sisters-in-law, Helen Gordon and Lorraine Gordon. The family received friends Monday, Nov. 9 at the Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. The service was held Tuesday 11:00 am at the United Methodist Church, Cedar Springs. Pastor Steve Lindeman officiating. Interment Elmwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs, MI 49319.
Arrangements by Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs
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Posted on 05 April 2012.
I’ve hunted morel mushrooms all my life—at least as long as I could walk. I am 62 and have never found them in March, until now! Not too sure how this will affect the late ones. If we don’t have a killing frost, as all the farmers are not wanting, this could be a year for the record!
To change the subject, the old Union School bell sits outside of Hilltop. Why not move it to Red Hawk Field and let it ring again! Very few people even know it’s there. We are proud of our school and teams, let’s let history ring.
Doug Gordon, Cedar Springs
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Posted on 11 August 2011.
Mr. Thomas L. Gordon, age 65, of Cedar Springs, passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2011. He is survived by his two daughters, Shelly (Nick) Schneider and Mandy (Dan Cooper) Gordon; six grandchildren, Courtney Cooper, Hailey Gordon, Devin Cooper, Sora Schneider, Nolan Schneider, and Lyla Schneider; parents, E. Ray (Janet) Gordon; two sisters, Pam (Tim) Covell and Susie (Ken) Parker; two brothers, Doug Gordon and Joel Gordon, along with several nieces and nephews. Nothing pleased him more than spending time with his family, friends, fishing, and enjoying the outdoors. He was a wonderful father, brother, son, grandfather, and friend! We all loved him dearly and he will be gravely missed! A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 27 at 2:00 p.m. at Bliss Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs. There will be a luncheon to follow at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Arrangements by Bliss Witters & Pike Funeral Home, Cedar Springs.
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Posted on 04 March 2011.
The Sand Lake Firefighters were honored guests Saturday, February 26, at a spaghetti dinner put on by Alice Duke, Mary Gordon and their co-workers at Mildred Houting Leisure Acres in Sand Lake.
“It was to thank them for the things they do—coming and taking people out, shoveling snow, and other things,” explained Mary.
The leftover food was donated to God’s Kitchen.
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