Burnette William Gordon

June 17, 1926 - August 6, 2015

06/17/1926 - 08/06/2015

Past Services

Saturday August 08, 2015
7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
Sunday August 09, 2015
3:00 pm
Zirconia Missionary Baptist Church
374 Zirconia Rd.
Zirconia, NC 28726

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.

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Sharon & Tommy King
7 years ago

Family of B.W

So sorry for your loss, we knew him from GE . Our thoughts and prayers to the family .

Sharon and Tommy King

David and Kim Arrowood
7 years ago

Our prayers are with all of your family. I remember growing up with B.W. as I grew up in Zirconia. He walks in Heaven with God now.

Love you all!

David and Kim

Carl &Doris Taylor
7 years ago

The B.W Gordon family has been our friends for many years .

Death ;Leaves a heartache no one can heal.

Love : Leaves a memory which no one can steal.

We are keeping the B.W. Gordon family in our prayers.

Thanks to B.W. for his service to our country .

Judy King
7 years ago

Dear Family,

We are so sorry for your loss, but your loss is heaven’s gain. May God comfort you in the days ahead.


Don and Judy King