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Robert Henry Gordon, 1935 - 2018

Robert Henry Gordon was born Aug. 2, 1935, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Willie B. and Gertrude M. (Allen) Gordon. He departed this life on July 5, 2018, at the age of 82 years, 11 months and three days.

“Boots” as he was known by everyone, graduated from Lincoln High School. He married Elsa Miller, enjoying many years together before her passing 31 years ago. Boots enjoyed repairing small engines such as lawnmowers and weed eaters. He was known as a very good cook, and was especially known for his BBQ by everyone in the Depew area. He also liked being out in the yard gardening and really loved visiting with family and friends as well.

Boots is survived by nine children, Robert H. Gordon Jr. and wife, Tawanna, of Stroud; William D. Gordon and husband, David, of Tulsa; Shawn B. Gordon and wife, Misty, of Kendrick; Danielle M. Gordon and fiancé, Stephen Stanley Jr., of Depew; Tymnika N. Gordon and fiancé, Kevin Baker, of Corpus Christi, Texas; Patrick R. Gordon and fiancé, Georgia Horse, of Bristow; Rashad H. Gordon and wife, Echo, of Sapulpa; Tiffany D. Gordon and fiancé, Bobby Spoon, of Milfay, Alisha R. Gordon and fiancé, Jeromy Hutchinson, of Depew; one sister, Mattie Strachan, of Rosemead, California; son-inlaw Sherman Cornelius, of Oklahoma City; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Elsa Gordon; one daughter, Denya R. Cornelius; two brothers, Calvin Gordon and William “Bill” James Gordon and two sisters, Lessie Caldwell and Hazel Mitchell.

Services will begin with a visitation from 5-8 p.m. on Wednesday, July 11, 2018, at Hutchins-Maples Matherly Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 2 p.m., Friday, July 13, 2018, at Depew Church of God. Condolences may be made to the family online at

Bristow News Record

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