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James W. "Bill" Gordy

February 9, 1935 ~ July 26, 2017 (age 82)

   James W. "Bill" Gordy, 82, of N. Ash Street, Carlsbad, New Mexico, passed away July 26, 2017 at his home.

Visitation will be 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Sunday, July 30, 2017 at Denton-Wood Funeral Home.  Funeral services are scheduled for Monday, July 31, 2017, 11:00 AM, at Blodgett Street Baptist Church with Pastor David Prell officiating.  Interment will follow in Carlsbad Cemetery, Carlsbad, New Mexico.  Carlsbad Veterans Honor Guard will provide military honors.  Denton-Wood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

   James W. “Bill” Gordy was born February 9, 1935 in Haskell, Texas to Joe and Vada (Gladish) Gordy.  He graduated from high school in Denver City, Texas.  James served his country in the US Navy from 1954 to 1958.  He married Liz Reynolds January 12, 1970 in Odessa and moved to Carlsbad in 1975.  James worked in the oilfield and potash mines for many years.  The past nine years he has delivered meals to seniors which he dearly loved.  James was an avid Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns fan.  He was a member of the “Wild Bunch” Sunday school class at Blodgett Street Baptist Church and B.P.O. Elks Lodge #1558.  James was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Pamela Hensley; 3 brothers and 5 sisters.

   Survivors are his wife, Elizabeth "Liz" Gordy of Carlsbad, NM; daughters: Kim Navar, Denise Hatfield, Rhonda Wilson; son, Eddie Gains; sister, Maxine Barton of Midland, Texas and numerous grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

   Memorial contributions may be made to Carlsbad Gideon's Camp - P.O. Box 391 Carlsbad, NM  88221

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 Service Information

July 30, 2017

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Denton-Wood Funeral Home
1001 N. Canal Street
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Funeral Service
July 31, 2017

11:00 AM
Blodgett Street Baptist Church
1500 W. Blodgett Street
Carlsbad, NM 88220

Interment following funeral service
July 31, 2017

Carlsbad Cemetery
1506 Boyd Drive
Carlsbad, NM 88220

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