William's Story

CORINNA, WATERVILLE AND FARMINGTON - Kathy Gordon, 86, went to be with the Lord on June 26, 2014. She was born Nov. 24, 1927, in Bar Harbor, a daughter of Harold and Ella (Snow) Bracy.

Kathy worked at the office in Fay & Scott Machine Shop, and later, was the 5th female employee hired at Dexter Shoe Company. Although she had no children of her own, she will be remembered as a longtime foster parent and child care provider.

Bill Gordon, 87, went home to be with Jesus on June 29, 2014. He was born Jan. 6, 1927 in Dexter, a son of Wilbur and Una (Hasey) Gordon.

Bill's grandfather, George Gordon, served in the Union Army in the Civil War and the Army of Occupation in the South. Bill continued that tradition serving in the U. S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. He was a Prudential Insurance agent for a time. Bill and his partner, Rodney Bowden purchased the Dexter Western Auto from E. L. Crosby & Sons. They owned and operated it for a number of years. Bill was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Bill and Kathy were devoted Christians. They were active members of the Dexter Pentecostal Church and Calvary Temple in Waterville. Both were instrumental in the construction and development of the Dexter church. He was a loving and caring foster dad and mentor to many children.

Bill is survived by a sister, Marion Arnold of New Hampshire; and Kathy is survived by a sister, Helen Nelson of Minnesota. Bill and Kathy are survived by a number of nieces and nephews, including a nephew and his wife with whom Bill and Kathy resided for the past year, Pastor Steve and Esther Bracy of Farmington.

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 5th, at Crosby & Neal Funeral Chapel, 68 Exeter Road, Corinna, with the Rev. Donald Goldsmith officiating. Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the time of services. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dexter. Memorial donations may be made in their memory to the Western Maine Homeless Outreach, 549 Wilton Road, Farmington, ME 04938. Those who wish may leave written condolences at www.CrosbyNeal.com
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