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Larry Gordon

October 24, 1956 — May 2, 2021

Wausau

Larry Duane Gordon Jr, age 64, passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, May 2, 2021, in Wausau Wisconsin.

Larry was born on October 24, 1956 in San Antonio, Texas at Fort Sam Houston Army Hospital to Larry Gordon Sr and Jesse (Benson) Gordon. He lived most of his youth in Wisconsin Rapids along with his siblings, Kurvin, Pam, Twila, and Lilah. After graduating high school he joined the US Navy. When he returned home from serving his country he worked as a DJ in multiple night clubs and radio stations. Larry was a proud social worker in Phoenix, AZ for many years, and more recently a personal caregiver in Wausau, WI. He retired last year to spend more time with his children and grandchildren, attending as many sporting events as he could. He began knocking things off his bucket list that included buying himself a Harley Davidson and participating in the Tomahawk Fall ride.

Larry’s hobbies included motorcycle rallies, particularly Harley Davidsons, bowling, wrestling, and 80’s soft rock. He was a die-hard Packers fan, and a drum and bugle corps fanatic.

Larry is survived by siblings Kurvin (Janet) Gordon; Lilah Gordon; Brandon Gordon; and Justin Gordon. He is also survived by his four children, Christopher Pelner Wisconsin Rapids, WI; Amanda (Matthew) Dimock Lake Du Bay, WI; Natasha Kelly Rothschild, WI; and Samantha Gordon Rib Mountain, WI, 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and many others that called him ‘Pops’.

He was preceded in death by his father Larry Gordon Sr., mother Jesse Gordon, sisters Pam Hart and Twila Perry.

Family and friends are invited to a Celebration of Life on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at Blue Gill Park in Wausau, WI. A luncheon will follow the service at the Baymont Hotel & Suites in Weston, WI.

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