Update 2/17/2019 >> Service information has now been added...
Jerry Steven Gordon, 79, went home to be with the Lord Monday, February 4, 2019, following a period of declining health. He had remained at his home under the care of his beloved wife and Hospice of Iredell County until the Lord called him home. Jerry was a very devoted husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was born in Shelby, NC on October 3, 1939, the son of the late John Wesley Gordon and Ruby Walker Gordon. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Charles and Chester Gordon.
Jerry and Linda had a love and devotion for each other that touched everyone that came in contact with them. He was a paraplegic for 50 years and lived a vibrant full active life earning a Bachelor’s Degree in electronics. He was a fun loving person with a passion for life. He had many many hobbies which led him to establishing a retail store for 40 years called the Hobby Zone. He also was an avid motorcycle and car enthusiast. His daughter has fond memories of jumping on the back of his wheelchair, riding motorcycles, racing cars and just being outdoors having fun with her dad. Grandpa had a sweet tooth and always had snacks around that he loved sharing with his great grandchildren. Jerry loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, his Pastor, and was a member of Harvest Baptist Church of Statesville, NC.
His memory will be cherished by his beloved wife of 57 years, Linda R. (Marone) Gordon; one daughter JoAnn Heck and husband Keith, of Charleston SC; three granddaughters: the youngest Rachael Heck still at home, Caitlyn Garris and husband Steven, of Statesville NC, Courtney Craven and husband Gene, of Fort Drum NY; and three great grandchildren: Austin, Aubree and Addison.
A memorial celebration of Jerry’s life will be conducted at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 2, at Harvest Baptist Church with Pastor Donald Gantt officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be sent to Harvest Baptist Church, 193 Watermelon Road, Statesville, NC 28625.
Reavis Funeral Home of Statesville is serving the Gordon family. Condolences may be posted online at www.reavisfhstateville.com.
2 Corinthians 5:6-8 (KJV)
6 Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
7 (For we walk by faith, not by sight:)
8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
Matthew 5:4 (KJV)
4 Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.