Shelbyville Daily Union

Obituaries

April 22, 2013

AT1 Eric Wayne Gordon

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — AT1 Eric Wayne Gordon

Formerly of Shelbyville

AT1 Eric Wayne Gordon, 28, United States Navy, of Oklahoma City, OK, formerly of Shelbyville, IL, has passed away Sunday April 14, 2013 in Oklahoma, City, OK.

Eric was born January 8, 1985 in Decatur, IL, the son of Morris and Judy Winings Gordon.

He married his beloved wife Colette Michelle Weber Gordon on May 30, 2009.

He graduated from Shelbyville High School in the Class of 2003. He was processed through the St. Louis MEPS station in June of 2004. He graduated from RTC Great Lakes, IL in August of 2004. After extended intermediate level avionics training a NATTC Pensacola, FL his first duty station was with Fleet Readiness Center Northwest in Oak Harbor, WA. For the next two years he learned the basics of I-level aircraft maintenance and built a solid foundation as a Sailor and a technician. He transferred to Oklahoma City, OK in June of 2007 and was advanced to Petty Officer Third Class shortly after attending Core E-6B Training at CNATT De Tinker. His First assignment to the TACAMO community was in October of 2007 when he became part of the VQ-3 Ironmen. The next four years were busy, but rewarding. He qualified as a Collateral Duty Inspector, Enlisted Aviation Warfare Specialist and was advanced to Petty Officer Second Class. He transferred to STRACOMWING ONE in October of 2011.

While serving in the SCW-1 maintenance and logistics office, he played a critical role in the development and implementation of ongoing avionics modifications. He qualified to teach and facilitated multiple advanced troubleshooting courses that reduced fleet maintenance time and increased aircraft availability throughout the E-6Bfleet. He advanced to Petty Officer First Class in December of 2012 and was an active member of the ACW-1 First Class Association.

Eric was an amazing husband, son, brother and friend who found joy in making others happy. He could make anyone laugh or smile no matter the situation.

Text Only
Obituaries
  • Wanda J. King

    Wanda J. King ,76, of Forsyth, IL, passed away at 9:06 PM Tuesday April 15, 2014 in her home.

    April 16, 2014

  • Merritt Sanders.jpg Merret Sanders

    Merret B. Sanders, 90, of Catlin passed away on April 13, 2014 at Presence Covenant in Urbana.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Bill L.Calvert.jpg William Lee “Bill” Calvert

    William Lee “Bill” Calvert, 53, of Tower Hill, IL, died at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, 2014 in Decatur Memorial Hospital.

    April 16, 2014 1 Photo

  • Frances June Polley

    Frances June Polley, 81, of Decatur passed away at 1:50 p.m. Sunday (April 13, 2014) at the Decatur Memorial Hospital.

    April 15, 2014

  • Donna Bentlage.jpg Donna E. Bentlage

    Donna Eileen Bentlage, 82, of Shelbyville, IL, formerly of Mooresville, IN, died at 5:35 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 2014 in Shelbyville Manor, Shelbyville, IL.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • McDonald Pic (4).jpg Curtis Elwin McDonald

    Curtis Elwin McDonald, 88, of Tower Hill passed away at 12:48 a.m. Sunday (April 13, 2014) at the Shelbyville Manor.

    April 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Frances Polley

    Frances Polley, 81, of Decatur passed away at 1:50 p.m. Sunday (April 13, 2014) at the Decatur Memorial Hospital.

    April 13, 2014

  • Jeremy L. Smith

    32 year old, Jeremy L. Smith of Tower Hill Illinois died Thursday, April, 10.

    April 13, 2014

  • Curtis Elwin McDonald

    Curtis Elwin McDonald, 88, of Tower Hill passed away at 12:48 a.m. Sunday (April 13, 2014) at the Shelbyville Manor.

    April 13, 2014

  • Cody Taylor Calvert

    Cody Taylor Calvert, 23, of Mesa, AZ passed away in Mesa, Arizona on April 8, 2014.

    April 11, 2014

Featured Ads
AP Video
Poll

Do you think the United States should become more involved in the advancements of Russia into the Ukraine?

Yes, militarily
Yes, as peacemakers
No
     View Results
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Helium debate
Helium