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Burnette Gordon

June 17, 1926 - August 6, 2015

Burnette ìB.W.î Gordon, Sr., 89, of Zirconia, went home to be with the Lord Thursday morning, August 6, 2015, at the Elizabeth House after a period of declining health. He was a native of and lived in Henderson County his entire life. B.W. was the son of the late Charlie and Willie Gordon. He was also preceded in death by his brothers, Edison and Ray Gordon.

He was employed by GE Lighting for 30 years before retiring. He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War. He served as a deacon for nearly thirty years at Zirconia Missionary Baptist Church and centered his life around his church and family. B.W. loved working in his garden, hunting and fishing, and spending time with all his grandkids.

He is survived by his loving wife of sixty years, Nell Gordon; son, Burt Gordon and his wife Patricia; daughter, Lynn Hill and her husband Lyndon; grandchildren, Joshua Gordon (wife Jaclyn), Caleb Gordon (wife Tiffany), Jake Gordon, Andrew Gordon (fiancÈ Brittany), and Isaac Gordon, Blake (wife Monica), Chase (wife Natalie), and Seth (fiancÈ Leah King) Hill; great-grandchildren, Cole Gordon, Luke Hill, Alyssa Gordon, Emily Hill, Colt Gordon, Trevor Hill; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A funeral will be at 3pm Sunday at Zirconia Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow the service in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends from 7-8:30pm Saturday at Forest Lawn Funeral Home in the chapel.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015

Time: 7:00 am - 8:30 pm


Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel

538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Service Information

Date: Sunday, August 9, 2015

Time: 3:00 pm


Zirconia Missionary Baptist Church

374 Zirconia Rd.
Zirconia, NC 28726

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