Born in Oakland on April 6, 1944, Alford “Gordon” Ellis, entered into rest on October 8, 2019, he was 75 years old. In heaven, Gordon joins his granddaughter Cortney, grandson Angel and brother Ray Ellis.
Gordon is survived by his wife of 53 years, Shirley Ellis, children; Derek Ellis (Christine), Marcus Ellis (Sheila) and Stacie Ellis. He was blessed with six surviving grandchildren; Kayla, Jordon, Brittany, Cisco, Sonnie and Eliyanah and three great-grandchildren; Jayda, Achilles and Athena.
After 38 years, Gordon retired from Union Pacific Railroad as a Switchmen. He enjoyed weekends on the water where he loved scuba diving and kayaking. He known for his wonderful cooking which was appreciated by both family and friends. Gordon had a taste for designing leather pieces, collecting knifes, and vintage items. Gordon was known as a family man who adored his grandchildren and great-grandchildren; they were the apple of his eye. Gordon will be remembered as a loving husband, a wonderful father and amazing grandfather. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.
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