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Francis "Buck" E. Gordon

January 7, 1938 — August 20, 2022

Andover, OH

Andover, Ohio - Francis Evan “Buck” Gordon, died on Saturday, August 20, 2022
in Lexington, Kentucky, with his family by his side, after a brief illness. He was
born January 7, 1938, in Sparta, Illinois, the son of Rebecca Geraldine (Lively) and
Francis Ervin Gordon. Buck was a 1956 graduate of Mount Palaski High School of
Mount Palaski, Illinois. He served four years on the USS Forrest Sherman in the
United States Navy. On April 24, 1965 he married Rita Helene Lynch. He was a
long-distance truck driver for Daniels Motor Freight and Eazor Express. He also
drove truck for Greenleaf Motor, and O&P Gas & Oil, retiring in 1999. Most
recently, he worked for Andover Union Cemetery Board. He enjoyed spending
time with his family, woodworking, gardening and was a member of the
Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club. He was also a member of the Cherry
Valley Church of the Nazarene. Buck was preceded in death by his parents, two
brothers, Marvin and Byron Gordon; three sisters, Marie Toadvine, Mary
Gutreuter and Robyn Cochrane; sister-in-law, Carolyn (Harry) Cutlip; son-in-law
Karl Evans; and nephews Keith Gutreuter and Ervin Toadvine. Survivors include his
wife of 57 years, Rita H. Gordon of Andover, Ohio; son, Joel E. (Jeannette) Gordon
of Willoughby, Ohio; daughter, Amber L. Evans of Greene, Ohio; one sister, Elva
(Howard) Inselmann of Lincoln, Illinois; brothers-in-law, Tom (Patricia) Salo of
Lakewood, Ohio and Harry Cutlip of Kings Mountain, North Carolina; four
grandchildren, Brooke, Blake, Abigail and Anna; one great grandson, Khaza and
many nieces and nephews. Tributes can be posted on the Baumgardner Funeral
Home website  No services will be held at this time.

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