Gordon was born in Charles City, lA to Carl and Eleanor (Boggess} Meyer. He graduated from Charles City High School in 1957 and Cornell College in Mount Vernon, lA in1962. He entered the Navy in 1962 and served as a Navy pilot in Vietnam. In 1967 he moved to Sparta, NJ and started his life-long career as a pilot with TWA retiring in 1999.
Gordon was an accomplished outdoorsman who loved coming back to lA pheasant hunting, deer hunting with his sons and nephew, fishing on the Gulf of Mexico, playing golf and working with his hunting dogs. He always looked forward to spending time with his family, enjoyed cooking, working in his yard, loved to tell a funny story and had a wide grin that everyone adored.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Anne of Spring Hill, FL; children, Steven (Joy) Meyer and Ruby of Pasadena, CA, Michael (Linda) Meyer and Hannah and Kate of Santa Barbara, CA and Mellisa (Garrett) Martin and Charlie and Brody of San Diego, CA; sister, Patricia (Paul) Heddens of Charles City, lA; nephews, Scott (Barb) Heddens of Dunedin, FL, and Tracy (JoAnn) Heddens of Bennington NE, 3 great nephews and 2 great nieces. He was prececed in death by his parents and brother, David (1971 in Vietnam).
A service will be held on April 16th at Bushnell Nation Cemetery in FL.