December 13, 2018
Jim Gordon, 51, died on November 5, 2018, at home in Tampa, Florida, after a year-long battle with metastatic melanoma. He was born in Rapid City, South Dakota, on August 12, 1967, to Walter James Gordon and Theo Jean (Umland) Gordon. He was a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church and treasured that connection wherever he lived.
As a lover of all kinds of music, he played trumpet in the Caldwell High School marching band and the Big Maroon Band at Mississippi State University. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business and loyally served various employers in a managerial role – the last being with Fanatics, where he developed the replenishment strategy. He was an avid collector of DC comics and all things related to them.
Jim spent numerous summers out at the ranch on Beaver Creek. He rode motor bikes, ATVs, horses, raked hay, run windrowers and was a very special boy. When he graduated from Mississippi State, President George H.W. Bush was the speaker. When Jim first voted, he was asked who he was going to vote for and he said, “My man George.”
Jim married Stacey Lord on January 20, 2001, in a well-remembered celebration in Las Vegas. They have one son, Alexander James Gordon.
Jim was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, James and Hazel (Willson) Gordon and his maternal grandparents, Carl and Adelaide (Schallert) Umland. He is greatly missed by his wife, son, mother, dad, sister Jane Belcastro, nephew Trey Belcastro, as well as cousins and “brothers” in friendship.