Obituary for Ken Gordon

Obituary for Ken Gordon

James Kenneth Gordon, Sr., beloved husband and father, passed away suddenly on Thursday, December 28, 2017, at his home on Ocracoke Island, NC. He was 82 years old.

Mr. Gordon was married to his wife Joyce for 63 years; the couple had known each other since elementary school. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lucian and Valli Gordon, his brother, Odell Gordon, and a great-granddaughter. He is survived by his wife, Joyce, his children, Debi, Cindy (Richard), Ken (Christie), and Lisa (Steve); ten grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren; his sister, Jean, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Per Mr. Gordon’s wishes, there will be no public service. During this difficult time, the family would like to thank the loving friends who have provided so much support and prayers.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to an organization close to Ken’s heart, the Ocracoke Working Watermen’s Association ( | P.O. Box 1165, Ocracoke, NC 27960).

Twiford Funeral Home, Manteo is assisting the family with arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at 


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