James “Jim” Gordon

04/23/1938 - 03/10/2020


James “Jim” Gordon passed away on March 10, 2020. The family will host a time of fellowship and remembrance from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 12, 2020, at Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers. We will celebrate his life of 81 years at 2:00 pm on Friday, March 13, 2020, at Cooper Methodist Church in Woodrow, Texas . Friends are invited to share memories and expressions of sympathy for the family to cherish in the area below the obituary.

Jim was born on April 23, 1938, to Hugh and Margaret Roxburgh Gordon in Corsicana, TX. Jim married Barbara Boucher Gordon on January 27, 1962, in Lubbock, Texas. Jim was raised in Midland, TX until he was enrolled in the San Marcos Academy. He lived on the campus and attended school there from the 6th grade through high school graduation. In 1956 he enlisted in the United States Army and served honorably as a military DMZ police officer through 1959. He moved to Lubbock, TX and enrolled at Texas Tech University where he earned his master’s degree in Science. He followed his love to teach and became an educator. He taught math and science in the Lubbock Cooper school district, where he also served as a principal in the elementary, intermediate, and high school levels. After retiring he returned to the educational system to work with at-risk students. He had a special place in his heart for his students. He was never the same after encountering the Lord Jesus Christ. His relationship with his Savior impacted everything he did. He was passionate about sharing the Good news and serving others! He was involved in numerous ministries and attended Cooper United Methodist Church as well as Temple Mount Moriah. He was a lifelong student always looking to learn something new and a beautiful teacher of God’s word.

Survivors include his two daughters, Christina (Mark) Wuensche, Monica (Cary) Sawyer; son, Anthony (Amy) Gordon; eight grandchildren, Trista (Luke) Carpenter, Britt (Cheree) Wuensche, Kalee (Slade) Cupps, Ryan (Brooke) Brown, Justin (Stefanie) Brown, Jordan McMillan, Carson Gordon, Aiden Gordon; ten great-grandchildren, Kaegen Carpenter, Kannen Carpenter, Conner Wuensche, Collyn Wuensche, Brady Brown, Cooper Brown, Boston Brown, Berkley Brown, Preslee Brown, Ryder Brown; sister, Cindy Eichelberger; two nieces, Beverly Green, Kathryn (Skyler) Aaron; two nephews, John (Erin) Eichelberger, James Eichelberger;

He was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Sue Gordon; his father, Hugh Landrum Gordon; and mother, Margaret Ann Gordon.

The family of Jim Gordon has designated the Cooper United Methodist Church, 16612 Loop 493 Lubbock, TX 79423 or Temple Mount Moriah c/o Irma 7409 Salem, Lubbock, TX 79424 for memorial contributions donated in his memory.


Location: Lake Ridge Chapel and Memorial Designers
Start Time:6:00 pm
End Time:8:00 pm

Funeral Service

Location: Cooper Methodist Church in Woodrow
Start Time:2:00 pm
End Time:3:00 pm



12 Comments on “James “Jim” Gordon”

  1. Monica, Tina and Anthony my deepest condolences. Your dad, Mr Gordon was a wonderful teacher & administrator. I truly admired him and loved him as a dear friend in Christ. I was truly blessed to have been a student of his and touch by his amazing friendship and trust in our precious Lord Jesus Christ. May Christ’s peace & love surround all of you and your families. Love and hugs, Tina Narvaiz

  2. Mr. Gordon was truly one of the sweetest men I’ve ever known. I could always see Jesus in him. Always. He was a special leader at school and then, later, as we’d visit wherever our paths crossed. God bless his family!

  3. Mr. Gordon was my Chemistry teacher and principal. I was a troubled student, and his mentor ship and care has been the most influential in the positive choices I’ve made for my life. I know his legacy will live on in his students for generation to come. My prayers and love go out to his family and all the students he influenced who are grieving the loss of this amazing man.

  4. Mr.Gordon was a very special man,he was my bus driver and my principal,I have very fond memories of him ,his whole family is in my prayers

  5. My husband and I started attending Cooper United Methodist Church in 2009 and from day one Jim was so welcoming.  There was never a time that he did not talk to us if we were there when he was. His voice was so calming, welcoming, and would just lift you up. I asked him to call me and leave a message so that I could listen to his voice. I also always had to get my hug in! He made the best pink fluff salad ever for the fellowship meals! I am so honored to have known him. He touched many people with his ministry and did it with passion and love!  I will miss you Jim and feel so blessed to have known you but I know you are home now!!!  I love you Jim Gordon and know I will see you again. With love Laura Slate

  6. Praying for y’all and wanting to say Mr. Gordon was my inspiration to go back to school to be a teacher and I have been teaching 35 years this year!! I loved your dad so much!! Best Principal ever!!

  7. From the first time I met Jim Gordon I knew he was a follower of Jesus Christ. I will always appreciate what he did for me as a teacher and will always cherish his friendship.

  8. I have many sweet memories with Mr. Gordon. Loved and admired by so many of us. Prayers love and hugs to you all.

  9. I will never forget Mr. Gordon he was a great man. He will be missed dearly. Prays for the family.

  10. I fell off the monkey bars in kindergarten and busted my head and was bleeding so bad . Mr . Gordon was there and helping keep me calm until my momma go there. I always have remembered that about him. Such a sweet nice man. Prayers for his family.

  11. Mr. Gordon was principal when my first child started to school. Two children later he was still principal and helped me get a teaching job there. There are too many stories I would love to share about this wonderful man! He led with love! He was a constant encourager to me! There was never a day when he wasn’t kind! Even after I retired we would visit from time to time. But, his most admirable quality was his deep love for Christ and his willingness to give Him the glory for everything! Heaven gained a wonderful, Godly man and I know he is smiling from ear to ear as he sings alongside his precious wife! I love you Mr. Gordon! Enjoy your eternity with Jesus!❤️

  12. I am so very sorry for your loss. You father was such a special man. Loved by so many. Praying for your family.

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