Carl Fletcher Gordy
Born March 27, 1923
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.
One Condolence for Carl Fletcher Gordy
Name: Pamela MacDonald Wittmayer
Message: May you rest in peace, Uncle Fletcher. May God’s love comfort you, Harrison during this time of loss.
Name: Anita L. Grieco
Message: Dear Harrison,
I was very saddened to learn of Fletcher’s passing. I always thought that he was a very interesting person, and I enjoyed the talks we would have when I would see him outside. I will always remember him with great fondness. He was an integral part of our Fairfax community, and he will be missed. Please know that my family and I keep you in our thoughts and prayers during this time. God bless you.