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Gerald Chesley Gordon / September 04, 2017
Gerald Chesley “Jerry” Gordon of Buffalo Junction, died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 at Sentara Halifax Regional Hospital. He was born in Halifax County on March 13, 1952 and was 65 years old. He was the son of the late Herbert Chesley Gordon and Rebecca Boyd Gordon and was married to Patricia Francis who survives. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church, was a 1970 graduate from Halifax County Senior High School, and was a former electrical superintendent with Comfort Systems USA.

He is survived by his wife,

Patricia Francis Gordon of Buffalo Junction, sister, Linda G. Conner of Clarksville, mother-in-law

Edith S. Francis of Clover, sister-in-law, Jane F. Womack and husband Gary of Halifax, brother-in-laws Tommy Francis and wife Heather of Clover, Ellis Hagood Francis Jr. and wife Alma of Dinwiddie, nieces and nephews, Mary Lee Francis, John Thomas Francis, Adam Francis, Jeremy Francis, Daniel Francis, Chris Conner, and Travis Conner, great nieces and nephews, Abby Conner, Kameron Conner, Anthony Conner, Nathan Conner, and Gage Francis.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 5, at Powell Funeral Home Chapel at 7 p.m. with Rev. Ken Warfield conducting the service. The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service.

For memorials, please consider the American Heart Association, 4217 Pack Place Ct., Glen Allen, VA 23060 or the Lake Country SPCA, PO Box 14, Clarksville, VA, 23927.

Online condolences may be made at

Arrangements are by Powell Funeral Home.

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