Brady Gordon, age 91 of Crestview, passed away on Monday, July 26, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family. He was born in Laurel Hill, FL, on May 20, 1930, to John David and Nancy Ellen (Clary) Gordon. Brady grew up in the Laurel Hill and Crestview area graduating from Laurel Hill School in 1948. A veteran of both the Korean and Vietnam Wars, he served his country over 23 years in the United States Army before retiring May 1, 1972.
Brady returned to the area with his family after completing his military career. In 1979, he and his wife, Edna, started Gordon Air Conditioning & Associates. He enjoyed serving the community. After his retirement in 2007, Brady continued to be very active in the community and his church. He was an active member of Woodlawn Baptist Church for nearly 50 years. He loved his Sunday School class and serving as a deacon, RA leader, as well as many committees and various church activities. He was a devoted family man who deeply loved his country.
Brady is survived by his wife of 71 years, Edna Lorene (Bryan) Gordon, and four children: Susan Dianne Sauls and husband, Frank; Nancy Joy Fiore and husband, Larry; Patricia Lee Butler and husband, Andy; and Thomas Edward Gordon and wife, Barbara. Also surviving are ten grandchildren: Carolyn (Sauls) Johnson, Peter Sauls, Kathryn (Sauls) Hopson, Jaclyn Fiore, Chase Fiore, Natalie Fiore, Tiffany Gordon, Felicia Gordon, Eliana Butler, and Emma Butler; as well as three great-grandchildren: Lexi Hopson, Isaiah Hopson, and Ethan Johnson, along with numerous nieces, nephews, and many friends.
A time of visitation with the family will be held on Saturday, July 31, 2021, beginning at 10:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Baptist Church and the Celebration of Brady’s life will begin at 11:00 a.m. The burial will be on Monday, August 2, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola, FL
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Disabled American Veterans (DAV). Arrangements are entrusted to Whitehurst Powell Funeral Home in Crestview. Guest book and condolences are available online at www.whitehurstpowellfuneralhome.com