- March 21, 1936 - January 21, 2017
- Battle Creek, Michigan
of Gordon Duane "Gordy", Eldred's Passing
American Heart Association
3816 Paysphere Circle
Chicago, IL 60674
Grace Fellowship Bapotist Church
4790 Capital Avenue, SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015
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“So sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.we have such great memories of all are great 4-H days. So sorry we didn't get together here in...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: David & Linda Ganka - Venice, FL
“Nancy and family, my sympathies go out to you at the sad time. Very sorry for the sad times you have to face. Gordy was indeed a nice man, I'll...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Kim Losey & Terry Smith - KY
“I'm sorry for your loss Nancy and family. Gordy was an awesome man and I'm sure he will be missed. He's in the lords presence and holding Diana's...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Lisa Yother-Harris
“I will always remember if anybody needed anything Mr. Eldred was always there willing to help. He was like a grandpa to all the neighborhood kids...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jennifer Lynd (Keck) - MI
“Nancy we are so sorry to hear about Gordy's passing away. We have wonderful memories of our mushrooming trip, Moonraker Darts and picnic table days...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Ton and Lynn Blanchard - Marshall, MI
“Mrs. Eldred and Family you are in our thoughts and prayers through this difficult time. Mr. Eldred was such a nice person and he will be missed.
6 of 8 | Posted by: Trish Keck-Mauviel - Hopewell, VA
“You will be missed and one of the best men I ever knew. Love to Nancy, Denis, Marty, Duane and Deb. You are in our heart even though we are miles...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Doug & gayle Henning - Coldwater, MI
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family. Gordy will be so missed by so many.We love you all.
8 of 8 | Posted by: Jeff and Dee Wyman - PORTAGE, MI
Gordon Duane "Gordy" Eldred of Battle Creek, MI
Gordy, age 80, died Saturday evening, January 21, 2017 after a brief illness.
Gordy, the son of Harold Donald and Ruby Ellen (Scamp) Eldred, was born in Battle Creek on March 21, 1936; was a lifetime area resident and was a 1955 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. He was a steam fitter-welder for Kellogg Company for 38 ½ years of faithful service, retiring in 1994 and was a member of its 25 Year Club. Gordy had worked with the Boy Scouts and was a 4-H leader. He raced go-karts for years at area fairs and around this area. He always had horses and family and neighbors enjoyed their use. Gordy and his pals made trailers and everyone shared the excellent results. Gordy and Nancy traveled all over the United States and wintered in Punta Gorda, FL, where he did the "Neighborhood Watch" at the park.
Gordy was united in marriage to the former Nancy J. Henning in Battle Creek on March 10, 1956. Surviving is his wife of 60+ years, Nancy; two sons, Denis Jon (Patti) Eldred of Battles Creek and Martin Dean (Susan) Eldred of Marcellus, MI; three precious grandchildren, Harold Duane Eldred, Debra Lynnette (Chris) Kimmel and Nicholas Ryan (Jesse) Eldred; two great grandchildren, Christopher Kimmel and Owen G. Eldred and his sister, Marjorie Haan of Battle Creek. Gordy was preceded in death by his parents, brother and sister-in-law Danny (June) Eldred and his daughter, Diana Lynn Eldred.
The Funeral Service to celebrate Gordy's life will be held on Wednesday, January 25th at 11:00 a.m. at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek, with Rev. John Adams, Pastor of Grace Fellowship Baptist Church, officiating. Gordy's family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time at the funeral home. Family and friends will continue Gordy's life celebration with a time of fellowship and a luncheon immediately following the service at the Grace Fellowship Baptist Church Social Hall. Interment will be held in Riverside Cemetery, Union City. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Gordy's honor may be directed to the American Heart Association or Grace Fellowship Baptist Church.
Personal messages for the family and/or favorite memories of Gordy may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com