Karl Gordon

Obituary of Karl Adrian Gordon

Karl "Sir-G" Gordon (Major USMCR ret.) passed away tragically in Scott County, S.W. Kansas, on 04October 2021 seven weeks ahead of what would've been his 50th birthday - the result of a motor vehicle accident.  He was born on 20 November 1971, in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the third son of Ewart & Valerie Gordon. 

At the time, he was a resident of Castle Rock, Colorado & an active member of Christ Episcopal Church in Castle Rock, & worked as a commercial freight pilot for Planemasters Jet Charter Ltd. flying Cessna Grand Caravans.  Sir-G spent his early years growing up in May Pen, Jamaica, attended boarding School at Munro College & subsequently Glenmuir High School.  He initially attended Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University & later the University of Notre Dame where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering.  He was a retired US Marine Corps combat Veteran (USMCR) with over 20-years of faithful & honorable service to his country.      

He is survived by his mother Mrs. Valerie Reese, three brothers: Andrew "Chen" Gordon & Robert "Suco" Gordon of Kingston, Jamaica & his twin brother Kurt of Olathe, Kansas; One nephew: Isaac Gordon of Kingston, Jamaica; Aunts Beryl McCarthy & Kay Smith of London, England & Kingston, Jamaica respectively; Cousins: Darryl & Michelle McCarthy of London, England, & Wadia, Earl, Eddie, Lester, & Kerona Spence of Jamaica. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Lester & Ruby Spence, his father Ewart Hastings Gordon, his Uncle Richard Spence & his youngest Aunt, Rose King of Jamaica.

A Memorial service followed by reception will be held at the Christ Episcopal Church in Castle Rock, Colorado on 21 October 2021 at a time TBC. Additionally, at a date TBD, Sir-G's ashes will be lifted aloft & returned to the same mountains & forests he fought valiantly to preserve as an airborne firefighter with the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention & Control.

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