William P. Gordon: March 25, 2017
AMERICUS — William Phillip “Phil” Gordon, age 62, of Americus, died Saturday, March 25, 2017, at Phoebe Sumter Medical Center. He was born June 22, 1954, in Augusta, to the late Lyndon Clyde Gordon and Ivylyn English Gordon. He was a graduate of Wilcox County High School where he lettered in football, baseball, and basketball all four years and track for two years. As an athlete, he won awards for Best Defensive for three years, Most Valuable for three years, Most Improved for two years, and was an all-state quarterback his senior year. He served as treasurer of the “W” Club for two years and was a member of the WCSO Club for four years, and 4-H Club. He served on the annual staff as a senior and was a class favorite. He was also a member of Student Leadership Council. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Georgia.
A graveside memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, April 1, 2017, at Pitts Cemetery, 431 Cleveland Ave., Pitts GA 31072 with the Rev. Hicks Brown officiating.
Survivors include two sisters-in-law: Myra Gordon of Americus and Sheila Bowen of Pitts; and several nieces and nephews: Katrina Gordon Revell, Tracy Evans, Spence Gordon, Jenna Rose Gordon, and Dustin Gordon.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lyn Gordon and Dale Gordon; and an aunt, Lura English.
Memorial contributions may be made to: Rochelle Baptist Church, P.O. Box 566, Rochelle GA 31079 or to the charity of one’s choice.
You may sign the online guest book and share your own special thoughts and memories by visiting www.greghancockfuneralchapel.com.
Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.