Tod Alvord Gordon passed away peacefully at the Kansas City Hospice House on May 3rd, 2016 surrounded by his family.
He is survived by his wife Theresa of the home, son Chad Gordon of Topeka Kansas,
Daughter Sophia Hohenberg ( Michael ) and granddaughter Briella of Grain Valley Missouri.
Son Clint Gordon of Topeka Kansas, Sister Anne Carpenter of Raytown, MO. and sister Ruth Flanigan of Kansas City, MO.
Tod was born in Independence Missouri on September 19th, 1953 to Robert and Dorothy Gordon. He grew up in Independence and attended Raytown High School. After school, Tod was employed as a sub contractor with Fountain Glass for many years and was a master of many skills, which he proudly passed onto his sons. Tod met Theresa in 1973, and the two were married in 1978, starting their family in 1979.
Tod was an avid outdoorsman and loved hunting, fishing camping with his family, and anything that that involved being outside. Tod was a huge fan of the local sports teams including the Chiefs, Royals, and Missouri Tigers. He loved cooking and his preparation of smoked Brisket and Ham was a family favorite tradition.
Tod was very much a man’s man and did not compromise his beliefs. He was very loyal to those in his life, and was the first person to offer his help to anyone in need.
He will be missed very much by his family and friends and will always be remembered by all who knew him. Many thanks to the wonderful, compassionate staff at the Kansas City Hospice House for the care they provided Tod and the family during this difficult period.
Visitation will be from 10 to 11 A.M. with the service being held immediately after from 11 A.M. to 12 P.M. Saturday May, 7th 2016 at Faith United Methodist Church, 1950 SW Eagles Parkway, Grain Valley, MO.
Graveside Services will be held at 12:30 P.M. at Mount Moriah Cemetery, 10570 Holmes Rd. Kansas City, MO.
Please join the family back at Faith United Methodist Church for lunch at the conclusion of the services.
We have lost an amazing soul on Earth, but Heaven has gained an amazing Angel.
A very caring and helpful man to all he met. We will miss him.
He sure will be missed. I’ll miss his off the wall humor. I’ll miss walking into his house to find him reading a cookbook. I’ll miss having his handyman skills. I’ll miss his willingness to do anything for me at the drop of a hat. I’ll aways be his “princess” and his “favorite daughter.” I’ll make sure Briella knows who her Granddad is through stories and pictures. He will live on in our kitchens (just as his mother has) and in our hearts. Love you so much, Dad.
I’m sorry for his family and nothing said can explain, make the reality easier, or Get to the finality of the event! May God see you through this valley of death and into a time of glory.
Loved when Tod came to the office. He always made us smile. He will be missed.
I am so sorry for the your loss. I know everyone will miss him.
Tod and Teresa: Your family were the first neighbors and friends we had as newlyweds!
We lived across from you for 4 yrs and shared day to day life with you on Claremont Dr.
It is hard to believe when someone who was an integral part of your life passes on. We wish we had had more fellowship with you these past years, but you remained in our thoughts and our hearts.
I pray God comfort your hearts as only He can do!
Thanks for sharing life and friendship with us! We send love to you and your family!
Condolences and prayers to Tod’s family. He was an integral part of my “growing up years” as well as his mom, brother and sisters. I have alerted my dad to watch for Tod and give him a little guidance now that they are both in a better place.
Prayers for your family. I went to college with Chad and will forever remember all of the good times we had cheering on the bods!!
My loving husband will always be in my thoughts and my mind . There is not a day that doesn’t go by that I don’t think of him! Miss you more than you will know can’t wait to see you again! Always and forever