Edward Harold “Gordo” Gordon, age 81, of Oak Ridge passed away Saturday, Dec. 8, with his loving wife of 46 years, Dorothy “Dot,” by his side.
Ed was born April 29, 1931, in Grainger County to the late Arthur and Mary Wyatt Gordon.
He was of the Protestant faith and a veteran of the United States Air Force, serving as an in-flight engineer traveling worldwide.
Ed was discharged from the service in Auburn, Calif., after 11 years of service, and it was at that time he started a lifelong career as a professional golf instructor. This was one of the passions of Ed’s life and he cherished all of the friendships, especially those from South Hills Golf Club here in Oak Ridge, during his life as an instructor. Ed was a member of the Elks Lodge here in Oak Ridge. He married the Love of His Life, Dorothy “Dot” Veazey, on July 1, 1966.