Evan Joseph Gordon, 24, formerly of Payne, Ohio, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, in an automobile accident in Van Wert County.
Evan was born in Van Wert, Ohio, on July 31, 1989, to Bill and Lori (Schneider) Gordon.
Evan is survived by his parents: Bill and Lori Gordon of Payne; brother: Nicholas J Gordon of Payne; paternal grandfather: Paul A Gordon of Payne, and maternal grandparents: James C Sr. and Carolyn Schneider of Middle Point, Ohio. He is also survived by his aunts: Linda (Dennis) Sullivan of Indianapolis, Ind., and Eileen (Marc) Durette of Minocqua, Wis.; uncles: David (Debra) Gordon and Kenneth Gordon, both of Payne, and James (Julie) Schneider Jr. of Convoy, Ohio. He is also survived by many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother: Maxine Gordon and an uncle: Richard Gordon.
Evan worked at Discount Tire in Ft. Wayne, Ind., for five years. He was involved for most of his life in the family business, Gordon Tool, Inc., and for the last two years worked full time where he was responsible for logistics, maintenance as well as sales.
Evan truly had a great love for God, life and country.
He especially enjoyed cars and racing cars. He was an active member of the Ft. Wayne Car Club, Ft. Wayne Muscle. He was a former Boy Scout and alter server at (St. John the Baptist) Divine Mercy. He was also a life member of the NRA.
Evan was pro-life and had a was involved with ZIJA International, where he actively worked to help those in need in various parts of the world.
He was a member of Divine Mercy Catholic Church.
Visitation for Evan will be Monday from 2 - 9 p.m. at the Dooley Funeral Home, Payne. A Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m. followed by the rosary.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Payne. The Rev. Jacob Gordon will officiate. Evan will be laid to rest at St. John's Catholic Cemetery, Payne.
Suggested memorials are to the Wounded Warrior Fund and The Zija Miracle Foundation.