Judson D. Gordon Jr.

Gordon Jr., Judson Douglas Judson D. Gordon, Jr. was born on September 9, 1929, to the union of Judson Douglas Gordon, Sr. and Bessie Mae Cuyler of Sandersville Georgia in Washington County. He was the eldest of ten children born to this union. Judson Douglas Gordon was a believer, taking Christ as his savior at an early age, by affiliating with the Oak Grove Baptist Church near Sandersville Georgia. After being born during a time when he was required to walk more than five miles to and from high school, Judson managed to obtain his high school diploma in 1946. After completing high school, and attending Georgia State College briefly, Judson decided to enlist the Army in the fall of 1947. The Army offered Judson the travel opportunity of a lifetime and a distinguished military career that lasted until his retirement in 1975. Jusdon retired at the rank of Master Sergeant. During his military career Judson married a hometown girl, Ruby Taylor, and hailed her as his wife and travel mate on several tours of duty as he continued travel on his military assignments. After Judson's retirement from the military in 1975, he returned to Dale City, Virginia and involved himself in a civilian job with the State Department where he worked another ten years. While continuing to work as a civilian, Judson involved himself with the local chapter of Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) in Dale City. He also enmeshed himself with the Order of the Army Cootie organization, finally serving as the State Grand Commander. Judson enjoyed his leisure times as a rock collector and spent many hours and dollars investing in rare stones, cutting and polishing equipment. He also took on the hobby of coin collecting. Having no children of his own he served as the true patriarch of his current family which consisted of 7 siblings and their children. Judson Douglas Gordon lived a wholesome and prosperous life in the military and in civilian life. He is survived by 7 siblings, Dorothy Virginia Robinson (John), Helen Marie Finley, Carolyn Smith, Annie Mary Lewis (Walter), Harold Grady Gordon (Denise), Betty Jean Coulter, and David Gordon (Deborah); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Judson Douglas Gordon, Jr. moved to life eternal on Friday, January 18, 2013. The family will receive friends from 7pm to 9pm on Monday, January 28, 2013 at Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home, 4143 Dale Blvd. Dale City, VA. A Life Celebration Service will take place at the funeral home at 11am on Tuesday, January 29, 2013, followed by interment at Quantico National Cemetery.

Funeral Home

Mountcastle Turch Funeral Home & Crematory
4143 Dale Blvd. Dale City, VA 22193
(703) 680-1234

Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Jan. 26, 2013