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Rees Gordon


May 1, 2019

Sept. 23, 1939 - April 10, 2019

Rees Gordon of Lebanon passed away on April 10, 2019 due to complications from pulmonary fibrosis. He was 79 years old.

Rees was born in New Castle, Ind. to Wilson Gordon and Ada Mae (McDonald) on Sept. 23, 1939. He was the youngest of nine children and the last to pass away. His dad was a sharecropper and died when Rees was 9 months old. He remembered his mom as always working to make ends meet.

After graduating high school, Rees spent one term in the Marines. He then became an accountant, working for the oil industry in both California and Texas.


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