ANDOVER, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) – Francis Evan “Buck” Gordon, died on Saturday, August 20, 2022 in Lexington, Kentucky, with his family by his side, after a brief illness.

He was born January 7, 1938, in Sparta, Illinois, the son of Rebecca Geraldine (Lively) and
Francis Ervin Gordon.

Buck was a 1956 graduate of Mount Palaski High School of Mount Palaski, Illinois.

He served four years on the USS Forrest Sherman in the United States Navy.

On April 24, 1965 he married Rita Helene Lynch.

He was a long-distance truck driver for Daniels Motor Freight and Eazor Express. He also
drove truck for Greenleaf Motor and O&P Gas & Oil, retiring in 1999. Most recently, he worked for Andover Union Cemetery Board.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, woodworking, gardening and was a member of the
Ashtabula County Antique Engine Club. He was also a member of the Cherry Valley Church of the Nazarene.

Buck was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Marvin and Byron Gordon; three sisters, Marie Toadvine, Mary Gutreuter and Robyn Cochrane; sister-in-law, Carolyn (Harry) Cutlip; son-in-law Karl Evans and nephews, Keith Gutreuter and Ervin Toadvine.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Rita H. Gordon of Andover, Ohio; son, Joel E. (Jeannette) Gordon of Willoughby, Ohio; daughter, Amber L. Evans of Greene, Ohio; one sister, Elva
(Howard) Inselmann of Lincoln, Illinois; brothers-in-law, Tom (Patricia) Salo of Lakewood, Ohio and Harry Cutlip of Kings Mountain, North Carolina; four grandchildren, Brooke, Blake, Abigail and Anna; one great-grandson, Khaza and many nieces and nephews.

No services will be held at this time.

Arrangements handled by Baumgardner Funeral Home. Tributes can be posted at

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A television tribute will air Monday, October 24 at the following approximate times: 5:17 a.m. on WKBN, 8:39 a.m. on FOX, 5:21 p.m. on WYTV and 6:35 p.m. on MyYTV.