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Ernest Wallace Gordon

November 25, 1940 — July 3, 2021

Ernest Wallace Gordon

Mr. Ernest Wallace Gordon of South Boston, VA passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021 at Sentara Regional Hospital.  He was born in Halifax County, VA on November 25, 1940 and was 80 years old.  He was the son of the late Eugene Clarence Gordon and the late Marjorie Wimberley Gordon and was married to Nancy Newton Gordon who survives.  He was a retired mechanic from Tultex, loved to fish, play his guitar and sing blue grass music, build birdhouses, and work in this garden. He was a hard worker and kept himself occupied.

Survivors include:
His wife of 46 years
Nancy Newton Gordon of South Boston
His children
Tinnell Stevens and husband David of Halifax
Benita Stem and husband Michael of Oxford, NC
Tommy Sawyer and wife Tracey of Easley, SC
David Sawyer and wife Marsha of Richmond
Wayne Gordon of Danville
Vera Vicks of South Boston
Jeffrey Farmer, Jr., Samantha Stevens, Candace Stevens, Andrew Stem, Melissa Stem, Stephanie Karow, Matthew Foster, Jonathan Sawyer, Ashley Frady, and Brandy Turner.
Great grandchildren
Malachi Farmer, Abigail Farmer, Noah Farmer, Grayson Foster, Levi Burkhalter, Lexi Turner, Remi Turner, Camryn Frady, Ava Frady, Peyton Frady, and Kylie Owens.
He was also preceded in death by a sister, Hattie Gordon Hackney.

A memorial service will be held at Powell Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Thad Decker conducting the service.

The family will receive friends at Powell Funeral Home for one hour prior to the service and other times at his home.

For memorials, please consider the American Lung Association, 630 Churchmens Road, Newark, DE, 19702.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Avenue, South Boston, VA 24592 





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