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Donald James VanGordon

July 8, 1958 January 19, 2019
Donald James VanGordon
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Obituary for Donald James VanGordon

Donald (Don) James VanGordon of Lucas, Texas passed away on January 19, 2019 at the age of 60.  He was born on July 8, 1958 to Fredrick and Florence (McFarlane) VanGordon in Pontiac, Michigan. 

Don graduated from Milford High School in 1976. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force from January 1977 until January 1981.  Don married Karen Alexander on December 18, 1982 in Milford, Michigan. He graduated with an Electronic Engineering Diploma. Don was an avid Harley Davidson motorcyclist, music lover and found great joy spending time with his horses, Tex and Whisky.

He is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Karen VanGordon of Lucas, Texas; brothers, Bob VanGordon and wife, Barb of Michigan and Jeff VanGordon and wife, Nadeen of North Carolina; sister, Patricia VanGordon of Kentucky; sister-in-law, Kathy VanGordon of Michigan.
Don is also survived by nieces and nephews and their families, Cynthia Hutchins, Julie (Jason) Darr, Jill (Darrin) Loyer, Jessica (Michael) Dabish, Kayla (Evan) Meinicke, Erin (fiancé, Joey Williamson) VanGordon, Nicci (Kristjan) Jonnson, Carey Willis, Devin (Uyen) Willis, Elizabeth (Scott) Janson, J.T. (Jaclyn) VanGordon, Jared (Gianna) VanGordon and special “Little Brother” Brad Devine.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Fredrick and Florence VanGordon; and brother, Ron VanGordon.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas 75013.

Memorials may be made in Don’s name to a charity of your choice or: Hooves for Heros (Equest) -, Disabled American Veterans, Veterans Center of North Texas

Please do not send flowers as Karen’s is highly allergic. 

Interment and Military Honors will be held at the Milford Michigan Memorial Cemetery, 1410 Wixom Trail, Milford, Michigan, on March 30th at 2:30. Deacon Tim Pilon will officiate with a Rite of Committal. Friends and family are welcome to join Don's family for a luncheon in his memory following graveside services.

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2:30 AM 3/30/2019 2:30:00 AM
Milford Memorial Cemetery

Atlantic Street
Milford, MI 48381

Military Honors to be performed.

Milford Memorial Cemetery
Atlantic Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

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