William Earl Gordon, 80, of 144 East Center, Smithfield, died November 26, of natural causes. 

He was born April 29, 1899 in Clover Creek, Utah to Foster John and Isabelle Merrion Meikle Gordon. 

He married Pearl M. Peterson Feb. 26, 1920 in Salt Lake City. The marriage was solemnized in the Logan LDS Temple [on] March 30, 1921. 

Mr. Gordon was educated in Smithfield and had attended Utah State University. He was an active member of the LDS Church, and he was a high priest in the Smithfield 3rd Ward at the time of his death. 

He served a mission in the Texas-Louisiana area in 1953-1954 and was Smithfield Stake mission president. 

He was a charter member of the Smithfield Lions Club, having held every office in the organization; was a member of the National Federation of the Blind, the Mormon Battalion and had been national vice president of the . He was a member of the Temple Fork SUP Chapter and the Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department. 

He had been employed by Crystal Furniture and R & S Floor Covering. 

Surviving are his wife of Smithfield; three daughters, Mrs. Ray (LaRee) McMurdie, Logan; Mrs. DeVere (Janet) Adams, Fielding; and Mrs. Will (Erlene) Hedrick, Perry; 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dr. Edith Rosengreen, Seattle, Wash. and Dr. Coral Gordon, Baltimore, Md.; four brothers, Willard, Eureka, Calif.; Sam H., Brigham City; Kenneth F., Woodland, Calif.,; and Ross H., Ogden. 

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