Thomas Milton Gordon Jr., a lifelong Vicksburg resident, died Thursday, December 1, 2011. He was 70.
Tommy worked in the family-owned business, Gordon's Auto Shop, for 30 years. After that time, he was employed by the Vicksburg Warren School District as transportation supervisor for 13 years. For the last eight years, he was entrusted with the care of school children as a bus driver for the district as well as the St. Aloysius High School activities bus.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Rosemary Loftin Gordon of Vicksburg; two sons, Matthew Brian Gordon of Richland and Christopher Lee Gordon of Ridgeland; four brothers, Bobby Gordon (Helen) of Hot Springs Village, Arkansas, David Gordon (Linda) of Vicksburg, Richard Gordon (Patti) of Vicksburg and Donnie Gordon (Linda) of Vicksburg; three sisters, Cecilia Harris of Pascagoula, Margie Bell Dardeau (Tony) of Vicksburg and Mary Frances Henry (Lee) of Byram; and three grandchildren, Patrick Alexander Gordon, Rhiannon Katherine Gordon and Elijah Kieran Gordon, all of Richland.
Mr. Gordon was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas M. Gordon, Sr., and Margaret Bell Gordon; his son, Patrick Bruce Gordon; and daughter-in-law, Brenda Adams Gordon.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2011, at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home Chapel with Father P. J. Curley officiating. Burial will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be tonight from 5 until 7 at Frank J. Fisher Funeral Home.
Pallbearers are Charles Haley, John Heggins, John Piazza, Tony Dardeau III, Kevin Gordon, Jason Gordon, Josh Gordon and Mike Marshall.
Honorary pallbearers are Jimmy Andrews, Jr., Donald Reed, Jimmy Cathey, Jack Cooper, Lee Brown, Leo Koestler, Robert Bass and Joe Loviza.