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Richard Adolphus Gordon, Sr.

June 23, 1955 ~ July 27, 2022 (age 67)


Richard Adolphus Gordon, Sr. was born on June 23, 1955 to the late Adrion and Lorna Gordon. He entered into eternal rest on July 27, 2022 at his home.  He was educated in the East Orange and Morristown Public School Systems.  He graduated from Morristown High in 1973, and shortly thereafter Richard enlisted in the United States Marine Corp where he served for four years. 

Richard worked for the United Parcel Service as a driver for 36 years and retired in 2016.  He was a die-hard NY Mets and NY Giants fan. He also loved to go fishing with his Legion buddies and whenever he had a chance an occasional deep sea fishing trip. Richard loved to center his vacations on his grandchildren.

Richard was a member of the American Legion Post 27 of Dover, NJ.  Upon his and moving to South Carolina, he later joined the American Legion Post 34 and the Marine Corp League Detachment 1123 of Rock Hill, SC. He also was a member of the Mount Prospect Baptist Church, Rock Hill.

Richard is survived by his loving wife of 5 years Gwendolyn; his six Children: Joan Tamea, Adrienne, Richard Jr. (Danielle) Stephanie, Kimberly and Michael, Step-Children: Tanisha and Rufus (Ashley). He was Pop Pop/Grandpa to 18 Grandchildren: Malcolm, Destiney, Summer, Myles, Nevaeh, RJ, Shakai, Anizah, Kamdenn, Skyler, Kalani, Mehkai, Lareado, Step-Grandchildren: Joanna, Joseph, Cameron, Gabriella, charlotte, Ashtin, Jade and Penelope,  Brother Kevin, Sister-in-law Cynthia (Jeffrey), Chanise and Cindy, the Mother of his Children Stephanie, and a host of cousins and friends.

Special thanks to the staff of EPIC CARE Health and Dr. Sejal B. Dave, MD and staff for care and support provided.

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August 3, 2022

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