Gene Shelby Gordon

December 8, 1927 - September 5, 2012

12/08/1927 - 09/05/2012

Mr. Gene Shelby Gordon passed away in his Norfolk home Sept. 6, 2012. Gene was a 30 year Navy Veteran Senior Chief Yeoman. The 84 year old Tennessee gentleman is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Doris; their daughter Andrea McCall and husband Stephen McCall; sons Michael Eugene Gordon and Chris Shelby Gordon. He is also survived by his brother, James “Jimmy” Gordon and his sister Bettye Rogers Stavrakos; grandchildren Aaron, Amy and Elaine McCall and great grandchildren Keagan, Finn and Mayzie McCall. A funeral service will be held at the Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Rd, Virginia Beach. Public viewing of Gene will be Thursday Sept. 13, 2012 between 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. It will be followed by the funeral service from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. in the same building. Actual burial will be at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans cemetery, Suffolk, Va. Full military Honor guard for Senior Chief Petty Officer Gordon will commence at 1:30 p.m. Those who wish to celebrate Gene’s Life are welcome to a reception at the McCall residence 2473 Bayview Ave., Va. Beach, Virginia to remember his life, joys and accomplishments after his time in the Service, like his extraordinary musical talent. Gene was always ready and willing to entertain by playing a couple of tunes with his tiny harmonica. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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Richard/ Celestine High
8 years ago

Our heart goes out to the Gordon family and Gene will surely be missed by our family. May God be with you in these sad and difficult times.

Debra Andermann
8 years ago

Tothe Gene Gordon Family My prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time. I will never forget Uncle Gene. He was a True Southern GentleMan. Love Debra