John B. Gordon ’60

John B. Gordon of Raleigh, NC passed away on April 3, 2022, after a brief illness. He was a kind husband, father, grandfather and friend to others. He was born in Gastonia, NC, on June 8, 1933. His education was at Davidson College and Duke University Law School.

In 1956, John married Sylvia Catherine Stuart and they had two children, John B. Gordon, III (known as “Jay”) and Catherine Mason Gordon (Robert Bagley), and two grandchildren, Benny Mandelbrot and Jack Bagley, all who survive him.

John served for three years in the U.S. Army in Counterintelligence. He also held a number of legal roles for organizations in Raleigh. He ended his career teaching business law at North Carolina State University for many years and teaching undergraduate students brought him joy.

He was an avid photographer and won awards. He enjoyed taking photographs and especially giving them to others as gifts. John will be remembered for his kindness and sense of humor. He always had a good story to tell.

John’s church life was very important to him, having served as an Elder, Deacon, and Sunday School teacher at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church.

A memorial service will be held for John at a later date at West Raleigh Presbyterian.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to The SPCA of Wake County, 200 Petfinder Lane Raleigh, NC 27603 or Davidson College, 405 N Main St, Davidson, NC 28035.

Service arrangements are being handled by Brown-Wynne, 300 Saint Mary’s St. Raleigh, NC.