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 Carl Jackson Gordon, Jr

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Carl Jackson Gordon, Jr

  • Birth 4 Jul 1909 Houston, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA
  • Death 19 Oct 1968 Okolona, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Verona, Lee County, Mississippi, USA
  • Memorial ID 89952602

Printed in the Times Post, Houston, Mississippi dated October 24 1968

Carl Gordon Dies of Heart Attack

Services for Carl Gordon, night policeman in Okolona were held at 2 pm, Monday in First Baptist Church with the Revs. James A Ruffin and Allison Bell officiating. Burial was in Lee Memorial Park. He was 59.

Mr. Gordon died at 9:30 pm, Saturday after suffering a heart attack while on duty. He had just gone down the incline that leads to the G M & O Railroad tracks on East Main Street when he became ill. His car rolled to a stop against a tree and he received no bodily injury. He was pronounced dead shortly after he was carried to Okolona Community Hospital.

He had been in the hospital for treatment of a heart condition about two weeks ago.

Mr. Gordon, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Alexander H Gordon, was born in Houston and resided there until moving to Okolona 28 years ago. He operated a service station before joining the Okolona police department four years ago. He was a Baptist.

He leaves his wife, Mrs. Louise Thompson Gordon; two sons, Ted of Lexington, Tenn., and Jack of Shannon; a daughter, Mrs. Charlie Mitchell of Aberdeen; two sisters, Mrs. Calvin Lancaster of Houston and Mrs. Earl Aron of Houlka; and four grandchildren.

He was a brother-in-law of Mrs. Leroy Harrelson of Houston.

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  • Created by: Barbara Wiley Hamby
  • Added: 11 May 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 89952602
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Carl Jackson Gordon, Jr (4 Jul 1909–19 Oct 1968), Find A Grave Memorial no. 89952602, citing Lee Memorial Park, Verona, Lee County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Barbara Wiley Hamby (contributor 46991563) .