Gordon Raymond Faught, 93, of Douds passed away Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at the Keosauqua Health Care Center. Gordon was born September 12, 1924 in Atlanta, Missouri, the son of Elmer Clair and Hattie Penland Faught. He grew up in Brookfield, Missouri and graduated from Brookfield High School in 1942. In December 1942, he married Eva Wheeler in Brookfield, Missouri. They later divorced. He married Mary L. Barnett Dempsey on August 16, 1980 in Fairfield, Iowa.
Gordon joined the Marine Corps in March 1943 and served in the Pacific during WWII. He worked for Brown Shoe Factory in Brookfield as a young man. Gordon and Eva moved to Ft. Madison, Iowa where he worked on the Santa Fe Railroad. He then worked as Staff Manager for Prudential Insurance Company in Burlington and Ottumwa, retiring in 1986.
Gordon coached Little League Baseball and won the city championship in 1959 while living in Ft. Madison. Gordon also taught grade school basketball. In 1995, Gordon and Mary moved to Douds, Iowa where he was an active member of Christ United Methodist Church serving on the Board of Trustees and the Administrative Board. He served a term as commander of the John Hyson Reneker American Legion Post 494. Gordon was also a member of Celestial Lodge 413 of Douds. He managed the Douds Senior Meal Site for several years and received the Governor?s Award for Volunteerism. In addition, he was a member of the Douds Community Club.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Mary; four daughters, Alice (Ted) Thorn, Peggy Link, Mary (Dick) Broeg, Jane (Chuck) Grabowski; three step-children, Kurt Dempsey, Myra Davis, Laura (Bob) Christ; 10 grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandchild; 9 step-grandchildren; and 5 step great-grandchildren.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers; and five sisters.
Funeral Services with military rites will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 26, 2018 at Christ United Methodist Church in Douds, Iowa. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. at Pedrick Funeral Home in Douds on Sunday, February 25, 2018 with family present to greet friends from 3:00 ? 5:00 p.m. Masonic Rites will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the service with burial to be held at a later date in Hillsboro Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Christ United Methodist Church handicap entrance or donor?s choice. Memorials can be left at the funeral home or mailed to Mary Faught, 14714 Washington St., Douds, Iowa 52551. Online condolences may me directed to www.pedrickfuneralhome.com.
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