Mourning the loss of Bob Gordon

Sullivan Supply would like to offer their condolences to the family of Bob Gordon.

LINCOLN, Ill. – John Robert “Bob” Gordon, 82, of Lincoln, passed away on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, at his home.

Cremation Rites have been accorded. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, 2022, at Holy Family Catholic Church. A Rosary prayer service will begin at 3:30 p.m. prior to the visitation.

A Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, May 23, 2022, at Holy Family Church with Rev. Joseph Dondanville officiating. Burial will follow at Holy Cross Cemetery. Military Rites will be accorded by Lincoln American Legion Post #263.

John Robert “Mutt” Gordon was born October 6, 1939, the son of Mark and Effie Mae Gordon. He was united in marriage to Judith Heinzel on December 27, 1960. She survives.

He is also survived by their children: Mark (Denise Costello) Gordon, Angela (Brad) Sheley, and Vanessa (Scott) Tibbs; four grandchildren: Shelden (Lindsey) Tibbs, Hannah (Jase) Camp, Reagan Tibbs, and Cole (Gabby Williams) Sheley; and three great-grandchildren: Jackson Tibbs, Carter Camp, and Baylor Tibbs.

Bob was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Treatch and one brother, Gerry Gordon.

Bob was a graduate of Lincoln Community High School in1958. He served in the United States Air Force. Bob held an Associate’s Degree from ICC in Criminal Justice. He attended Oklahoma University for US Postal Service Security training and retired from the USPS as a Postmaster. He then worked as a Logan County Bailiff. Bob was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and Knights of Columbus Council 1250 -Third & Fourth Degree and past Grand Knight. He was a member of American Legion Post 263 and American Shorthorn Association. Bob served as a leader in many organizations: President of the Logan County 4-H Youth Council, Logan County 4-H Beef Superintendent, Broadwell School Board Member, Carroll Catholic School Board Member, Lector/Usher at Holy Family Church and Usher at St. Pat’s Church. He enjoyed watching NASCAR and served as a pit crew member for an ARCA race team. He was an avid Boston Celtics and Atlanta Braves fan, loved watching his kids and grandkids participate in their various activities, loved traveling and spending time with family in California, and loved his farm life and exhibiting cattle at many local, state and national shows. He was a lover of history, sports and geography.

Memorials may be made to Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, Memorial Home Hospice, or Shorthorn Foundation.

Final arrangements are entrusted with Peasley Funeral Home of Lincoln.

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