PAYNE -- Evan Joseph Gordon, age 24, formerly of Payne, Ohio, died Wednesday November 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 (Schnei-der) Gordon.
Evan worked at Discount Tire in Ft. Wayne for five years. He was involved for most of his life in the family business, Gordon Tool, Inc., and for the last two years he 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 Altar Server at St. John the Baptist Divine Mercy Catholic Church, where he was a member. 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.
Evan is survived by his parents, Bill and Lori Gordon, Payne; brother, Nicholas J. Gordon, Payne; paternal grandfather, Paul A. Gordon, Payne; maternal grandparents, James C. Sr. and Carolyn Schneider, Middle Point, Ohio; his aunts, Linda (Dennis) Sullivan) of Indianapolis, Indiana; and Eileen (Marc) Durette, Minocqua, Wisconsin; uncles, David (Debra) Gordon of Payne, Kenneth Gordon of Payne; and James (Julie) Schneider Jr., Convoy, Ohio; and many cousins.
He was preceded in death by his grandmother, Maxine Gordon; and an uncle, Richard Gordon.
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.