Robert Dyas Gordon, Sr., 94, of Springfield, passed away Friday, July 22, 2022 at his home.
He was born October 15, 1927 in Colorado City, Texas, the son of William Moss Gordon and Ethel Dyas Gordon. He married Ruby Jeanne Stokes in 1949.
Robert served in World War II and Korea. He worked a few years with the FBI in Washington D.C. and the rest of his career was spent in the broadcast industry. He retired in 2001 as President and CEO of Boston University Communications, Inc. Robert was a member of the Prairie Art Alliance.
Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Gordon of Springfield; sons, Robert (Suzanne) Gordon, Jr. of Nashville, TN; Jeffrey (Bette) Gordon of St. Augustine, FL; and Gus (Claire) Gordon of Chatham; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
The family will hold a small private ceremony followed by internment at Oak Ridge Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 South Sixth Street, Springfield, IL, 62701.