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Wm. "Gordon" Bacon, 88, passed away on Feb. 18, 2017, in Somerset.
Gordon was born in Barren County, on Oct. 16, 1928, the oldest son of the late Charlie and Lottie Nuckols Bacon.
He was a graduate of Temple Hill High School, the University of Kentucky and North Carolina State University. Gordon was an extension Agent for 4-H in Pulaski County for more than 20 years. After retirement from the extension service, Gordon enjoyed working as a real estate agent. He was an elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Somerset, and active in Somerset Kiwanis Club, Farm Bureau board and numerous other local organizations. The two most important things to him were his faith in God and his family.
Gordon is survived by his wife, Agnes Mullins Bacon; his children, Beth (George) Hall, Bill (Pam) Bacon, Becky (Joe) Harper, Brenda (Russ) Wesley, Dannie (Sandy) Mullins and Patricia (Richard) Strahan; and two brothers, Reid (Dot) Bacon and Rollin (Shirley) Bacon. Gordon is also survived by his grandchildren: Kathryn (Glenn) Rossi, Audrey Karen (Max) Kanet, Jesse (Johna) Bacon, Matt (Megan) Bacon, Jeremy (Julie) Bacon, Robby (Heather) Burgin, Charlie (Elizabeth) Thomas, Tabitha (Jeff) Crispin, Russell (Sarah) Thomas, Morgan Wesley, David (Cynthia) Mullins, Sarah (Greg) Pavanich, John (Shannon) Addison and Amy (Adam) Stacy; and 31 great-grandchildren.
Gordon was preceded in death by his parents; and his first wife, Mary Lewis Bacon.
Visitation will be held on Monday Feb. 20, 2017, at the Chapel of Somerset Undertaking Company from 6 to 8:30 a.m. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at noon on Tuesday Feb. 21, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Jack Wilhelm and Dr. Michael A. Gatton officiating.
The family request that expressions of sympathy take the form of contributions to the building fund of First Presbyterian Church, Hospice of Lake Cumberland or the charity of choice.
Somerset Undertaking Company is in charge of the arrangements.
You may send your condolences or sign the online register book @somersetundertaking.com
Published on February 20, 2017
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