Gordon Sanders, 78 years, 0 months, and 9 days old, passed away on Feb. 17, 2016 at his home in Ava, Mo.
Gordon was born February 8, 1938, in Taylor, Neb., to Lloyd and Alma Sanders. He graduated from Ava High School and had attended the University of Missouri. Gordon was a retired inspector with the Missouri Highway Department. He had worked for the department for over 30 years. He was a veteran and served with the U.S. Army.
On March 23, 1962 Gordon and Glenda Smith were united in marriage in Ava, Mo.
He was a Christian and a member of the Walnut Grove General Baptist Church. Gordon enjoyed fishing, woodworking, mowing the lawn, cutting wood, bluegrass music, deer hunting, playing pitch and being with his family and friends.
Gordon was preceded death by his parents and one son, Terry Lynn.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Glenda Sanders, Ava, Mo.; two children, Debbie Nelson and husband, Bob, Springfield, Mo., and Gary Heatherly, Ava, Mo.; and many other relatives and friends.
Cremation services are being conducted by Clinkingbeard Funeral Home, Ava, Mo. Burial of cremains will be in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery at a later date and time. Memorials may be made to Walnut Grove General Baptist Church, Ava, Mo.
Online condolences may be made to www.clinkingbeardfuneral home.com.