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Lloyd “Toad” Thomas Gordon Sr.

Lloyd “Toad” Thomas Gordon Sr. passed away Saturday evening, November 20, 2021, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri, surrounded by family.

Lloyd “Toad” was born September 25, 1933, in Kansas City, Missouri, to Ira Vernon Gordon and Abigail Matilda (Smith) Gordon.

Lloyd only completed the 8th grade before becoming a working member of the family farm. He then joined the US Navy on January 31, 1955 and served 8 years separating on January 8, 1963. He served during the Korean War and was Honorably Discharged. 

Lloyd married the love of his life, Rosie May Shifflett, on December 24, 1960, in Calhoun, Missouri. They had 7 children, Janie “Marti”, Howard, Janice, Lloyd Jr., Timothy, Rita, and Scotty. 

Lloyd worked for the International Shoe Factory for a number of years, helped Grandma Shifflett run the Ava Gas Station in Cole, Missouri. Before going to work as a forklift operator at Clearfield Cheese in Clinton, Missouri, from 1968 to retirement in 1994. He became the fulltime caregiver for Tommy, Howard, and later Scotty, his three sons. Toad was always giving to others long before he would worry about himself.

Lloyd is survived by his 3 sons, Howard, Tommy, and Scotty, 2 daughters, Janie “Marti”, and Rita; 10 Grandchildren, Roy Johnson Jr., Angie (Trace) Burns of Clinton, Amanda (Adam) Sergeant of Emporia, Kansas, Gene Cowan of Clinton, Jeffery (Nicole) Cowan of South Carolina, Timothy Wheeler of St. Louis, Clayton Wheeler of Kansas City, Ashley Mittenburg of Clinton, Amber Gordon of Clinton, and Scott Jr. of Springfield; 20 great grandchildren; and 8 great great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Bill (Jessie) Gordon of Sugar Creek, and John (Gail) Gordon of Cleveland.

He is preceded by his parents Ira Vernon an Abigail Matilda Gordon; wife, Rosie May Gordon; 2 children, Janice, and Timothy; 2 sisters, Arlene and Nora, and brother Archie.

Services will be Wednesday, November 24, 2021, Visitation at 11:00 AM, Funeral Service at 12:00 PM, at Consalus Funeral Home, 209 South 2nd Street, Clinton, Missouri.

Burial at the Calhoun Cemetery at the conclusion of the funeral service.

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