Carl Fletcher Gordy
March 27, 1923 – September 1, 2013
Mr. Carl Fletcher Gordy, age 90, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Sunday, September 1, 2013.
Born in Chincoteague, VA, on March 27, 1923, Mr. Gordy was the son of the late Floyd Hensley Russell and Christine B. Tarr. He proudly served his country as a chief yeoman in the US Navy during World War II. In civilian life, he made his career with the Hercules Corporation, retiring as a product coordinator in 1988 after 36 years of service.
A devout Episcopalian throughout his life, Mr. Gordy was a parishioner of the Episcopal Church of Ss. Andrew and Matthew.
He is survived by his partner of 65 years, J. Harrison Walker of Wilmington; brother, Newell Stanley Gordy, Jr. of Alexandria, VA; sister, Blanche MacDonald of Covington, WA; and friend, Cindy Reed of Wilmington.
A memorial service will be held at 10 am on Wednesday, September 11, 2013, at the Episcopal Church of Ss. Andrew and Matthew, 719 Shipley Street (Shipley Street at Eighth Street), Wilmington. Interment will be in Silverbrook Cemetery, Lancaster Ave. and DuPont Rd., Wilmington.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Episcopal Church of Ss. Andrew and Matthew, 719 N. Shipley Street, Wilmington, DE 19801; or to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street, Wilmington, DE 19801.