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Walter Ladd Gordon

Walter Ladd Gordon

August 22, 1952 - October 11, 2019     Age: 67

Walter Ladd Gordon, 67, of Fernandina Beach passed away on Friday, October 11, 2019 at his home surrounded by love from family and friends.

Born in Fernandina Beach, he was the son of the late Walter Curtis and Elizabeth Haddock Gordon.

He was a member of the Fernandina Beach High School Class of 1970 and served his country in the U. S. Army Reserve.

For many years Ladd coached both little league and senior baseball in Fernandina Beach and Yulee.  His love of sports was legendary.  An avid Florida fan, from football to baseball he loved all things “Gators”.  He also regularly followed the Boston Red Sox and Boston Celtics.  He later retired from Container Corporation.

He leaves behind his wife of 39 years, Ann Gordon; His sons, Walter Curtis Gordon and Louis Ross Gordon, both of Yulee and two grandsons as well as several extended family members.

Graveside funeral services will be held Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at Bosque Bello Cemetery beginning at 1:00 PM.  Pastor Katie Harrington will officiate.


18 Condolences

  • Frank & Laurie Posted October 12, 2019 9:47 am

    We feel for Skeeter,Curt,& Ross. He was a good man, a good friend, and a great Gator.

  • Ted Green Posted October 12, 2019 2:10 pm

    Ladd’s passing is a great loss for all of us. Having known Ladd since elementary school, I have always been impressed by his talent, modesty, sense of humor, and above all, his innate goodness. He will be missed. Condolences to the family from the 16th Street Green family.

  • Cindy Gass Fetch Posted October 12, 2019 2:11 pm

    This is heartbreaking news. Rest In Peace, Ladd.

  • Mary and Al Bennett Posted October 12, 2019 4:14 pm

    Al and I are so sorry to hear this. We have so many great memories with Ladd in school. Our prayers and deepest sympathy to his wife and family. Rest in peace Ladd.

  • Sherry Sutton Posted October 13, 2019 8:54 am

    So very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers

  • Amber Posted October 14, 2019 8:30 am

    We love and miss you Papa Ladd.

  • Molissa Minton Posted October 14, 2019 8:57 am

    So very sorry for your loss. The family is in my thoughts and prayers.

  • Gail Cook Posted October 14, 2019 12:46 pm

    I haven’t seen Ladd in many years, but I have so many fond memories of him as we grew up here in this special place. I remember him playing Little League and Senior League baseball. I also have very special memories of his dad and loved to read his sports column in the paper each week. I am looking forward to connection with classmates from Class of 70 next spring and I am so sad that he will not be there as we celebrate, but we will be remembering him. Praying for the peace and comfort that God can provide as you share your many special memories of you time together.

  • Robert and Melinda Rettig Posted October 14, 2019 4:22 pm

    As neighbors from Lake Murray, SC, Bob and I were so saddened to learn of Ladd’s passing. He fought such a long brave battle against his illness, and surely now he will R.I.P. Sending our prayers to Ann and his family, Ann was unflagging in her dedicated care.
    Robert and Melinda Rettig

  • Tony Massengill Posted October 14, 2019 9:47 pm

    I’m very sorry for all of you . I love each and every one you guys .

  • Anita Hall Taylor Posted October 14, 2019 10:42 pm

    I’m so sad to hear of Ladd’s passing..He was great guy and classmate. Prayers and comfort to the family.

  • Daryl & Sharon Zoller Posted October 15, 2019 11:03 am

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you, and we wish the family comfort, healing and peace during this difficult time.

  • Caitlin Posted October 15, 2019 1:35 pm

    Yall are in my prayers . So so sorry

  • Belva Pagonis Posted October 15, 2019 2:57 pm

    Praying for you and the family. May God Bless. We love you, Granny and Aunt Suzanne

  • Michelle Young Posted October 15, 2019 3:12 pm

    Praying for the family. Love the Young’s, Wynn’s and Connolly’s.

  • Josh Belva Tyler Elisabeth Evans. Posted October 15, 2019 7:19 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Praying for the family during this difficult time. We love y’all so much. Love your NC family

  • Elaine Turner Posted October 17, 2019 9:30 am

    My deepest sympathy to you all. I know he will be greatly missed.

  • Elaine Smith Coats Posted October 20, 2019 8:27 pm

    So sorry to hear this news. I am keeping the family in my prayers.

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