Marion Lucretia “Lu” Gordon, 64, Johnson City, passed away Sunday, November 10, 2013, at the Johnson City Medical Center following a brief illness.
She was a Johnson City native who lived in Williamsburg, VA, prior to returning to Johnson City. She was a daughter of Evelyn Anderson Gordon and the late Charles O. Gordon Sr.
Ms. Gordon was a field archaeologist who spent her career both at active digs and in the classroom.
She was a member of the Scottish Heritage Society, the Sovereign Military Order of the Temple of Jerusalem and the St. Andrews Society.
Ms. Gordon also was former President and Clan Chairperson of the Upper East Tennessee Celtic Society, President of the Williamsburg Scottish Festival and National Convener of the House of Gordon USA. As a result, she was active in the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.
She participated socially in the Merry Wives and was a passionate supporter of the Humane Society.
In addition to her father, Lu was preceded in death by her brother, Jack C. Gordon.
In addition to her mother, survivors include: daughter, Lara Marie Arnold, of Williamsburg, VA; two brothers, Chuck Gordon and his wife, Betsy, of Johnson City, and Bob Gordon and his wife, Sherry, of Charlotte; two sisters, Mary Alice Hardin and her husband, Charlie, of Chilhowie, VA, and Evelyn Sexton Gordon, of Greeneville; sister-in-law, Lucy Gordon, of Johnson City; four grandchildren, Evelyn, Elliott, Emily and Emmett Arnold, all of Williamsburg, VA; and several beloved nieces and nephews.
The family of Lu Gordon will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 PM Friday, November 15, 2013, at Morris-Baker Funeral Home.
A memorial service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Saturday in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Bishop Richard Looney will officiate.
Following the service, family and friends will proceed to Monte Vista Memorial Park for committal services.
For those who wish, memorials may be made to The Salvation Army, Charles O. Gordon Sr. Center of Hope, PO Box 1715, Johnson City, TN 37605.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.morrisbaker.com.
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, is serving the Gordon family. (423) 282-1521