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Robert Blake Gordon

September 16, 1949 June 26, 2020
Robert Blake Gordon
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Robert Blake Gordon, Sr., of Newaygo, Michigan, formerly of Farwell, passed away peacefully on June 26, 2020. He was born September 16, 1949 to Blake and Mary (Durst) Gordon in Detroit, Michigan. On March 23, 1968 he married the love of his life, Sue Smith, in Berkley, Michigan. Bob is survived by his loving wife Sue, adoring daughter Kelley (James) Fitz of Newaygo, loving son Robert (Michelle) Gordon, Jr., of Davidson, Michigan. He leaves to cherish four grandsons: Jamie (Jill) Fitz, Dillon (Cortnie) Fitz, Blake Gordon, Chase Gordon, and one granddaughter Parker Gordon. Great grandpa to Carter, Kellan, Cayden, and Adelynn Fitz. He is survived by his siblings Joy and Tom (Leslie) Gordon, along with his Uncle Jerry (Wanda) Durst and Evelyn (Durst) Stillfox. He leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents. In lieu of flowers please consider St. Jude's Children's Hospital, Shriner's Children's Hospital, or any baseball/softball travel league of your choice. Please share your memories online at As a young man, Bob ran heavy equipment for Gordon and Son Excavating as a member of the local #324 later owning Gordon and Son Trucking as a member of teamsters local #247. He went on to begin a career at General Motors Lake Orion as a union representative for UAW local #5960 until retirement. Memorial services will be held on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2:00 PM at the John Graves Lodge, Newaygo County Welcome Center, 4684 Evergreen Dr., Newaygo, Michigan 49337. Fly high with the Angels. We will be reunited again someday.

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