Robert E. Lee "B.J." Gordon III

March 28, 2022
Robert E. Lee "B.J." Gordon III Robert E. Lee "B.J." Gordon III

Robert E. Lee “B. J.” Gordon III of South Fulton, Tenn., passed away Friday morning March 25 at West Tennessee Healthcare Volunteer Martin Hospital in Martin, Tenn.

B. J. was born in Henry County, Tenn., on September 17, 1982 to Robert E. Lee “Bobby” Gordon, Jr. and Patricia Ann Stout “Trish” Gordon.

He received his Masters Degree in Occupational Safety & Health and also earned a MBA from Murray State University. He was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity. He was formerly employed at Toyotomi American Corporation in Springfield, Ky., and World Color in Dyersburg, Tenn., as Safety Manager. He lived all of his life in the South Fulton area and attended Walnut Grove Church.

B. J. was an avid fisherman and golfer, an all-around sportsman; basketball, baseball, football and was a member of South Fulton Basketball State Championship team of 2000.

He was survived by his wife, Cherish Yates Gordon, to whom he was married on October 10, 2020; his parents; a sister, Kari Gordon Dedmon (Jeremy) of South Fulton, Tenn.; a niece, Priscilla Kate Dedmon of South Fulton, Tenn.; and two godchildren, James Houston Luker IV and Aubrey Rose Luker.

Funeral services will be held at 1p.m., March 29, Hornbeak Funeral Chapel, with burial to follow at Walnut Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m., Monday and anytime Tuesday until the hour of service.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 or Hometown Walk of Hope, 902 Perkins Street, Union City, TN 38261.