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Thomas Duncan Gordy

Jan 25, 2018
Thomas Duncan Gordy

printed 01/26/2018

Snow Hill

Thomas Duncan Gordy, age 82, died on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 at the Snow Hill Nursing and Rehab Center.

Born in Snow Hill, he was the son of the late John Woodrow Gordy, Sr. and Virginia Hudson Gordy.

He is survived by his beloved wife of nearly 60 years, Gail Jones Gordy, and children, Karen Kay Gordy of Ocean City, and Kim Gordy Heiser and her husband, Billy, of Snow Hill.

There are four grandchildren, Mark T. Payne (Cayce), Samantha Stewart (Aaron), Trey Heiser (Shelby) and Bethany Benson (Andrew), and six great-grandchildren, Layla, Wesley, Jakobe, Astryd, Kinsley, Chloe and soon to be Gideon (on the way).

Also surviving is his identical twin brother, Ret. Col. John W. Gordy, Jr. and his wife, Wanda, of Alexandria, Virginia, Charles H. Gordy and his wife, Peggy, of Snow Hill, and William Lee Gordy and his wife, Pam, of Snow Hill.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Curtis Gordy.

Mr. Gordy was a graduate of Snow Hill High School, Class of 1953, and served in the United States Army from 1956 to 1958. He had been the owner and operator of the family car dealership, E.M. Jones & Son, in Snow Hill.

He had been a deacon at Spence Baptist Church, a 40-year member of the Snow Hill Lions Club, a member of the First National Bank board of directors, and an elder of Quantico Road Church of Christ. He also organized and led the Snow Hill Prayer Breakfast, and was a Sunday school teacher.

An avid sports fan, he loved to watch the Orioles and Ravens, as well, he sponsored and played on the E.M. Jones softball team in Snow Hill. Most importantly, he was a loving and devoted family man.

A funeral service was held on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018 at Spence Baptist Church. Pastor Kenneth Elligson officiated.

A donation in his memory may be made to: Spence Baptist Church Building Fund, 7603 Spence Church Rd., Snow Hill, Maryland 21863.

Letters of condolence may be sent via, www.burbagefuneralhome.com. Arrangements are in the care of the Burbage Funeral Home in Berlin.

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