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Brian J. Gordon

Brian passed away, unexpectedly, Friday, July 7, 2023 at his home in Hamilton.

He was born March 8, 1967 in Kokomo, Indiana, the son of Frederick and Patricia (Sproal) Gordon. Brian had many jobs over the years including working on a mushroom farm, as a mechanic, factory worker and woodworking. He loved all things cars. Mudding, two tracking, collecting and working on cars. Brian also enjoyed fishing and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving are his children, Courtney (Sarah Jones) Smith of Plainwell, his mother, Patricia of Virginia; fiancée, Marjorie Day of Hamilton, son, Joshua Day of Hamilton; daughter, Kaylee Day of Hamilton; grandchildren, Abel, Noel, Remington, Kadlynn, Zander, Bentley and Carter; brother, Matthew of Virginia along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father; brother, Steven; sister, Lisha; grandson, Gunner; aunt, Lois and mother-in-law, Janet.

Friends may visit with Brian’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, July 18, 2023 at the Martin United Methodist Church, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Maggie Stoken officiating.

Cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Brian may be made to the American Heart Association or to a local addiction and recovery charity.

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July 11, 2023 at 6:43 pm

I love you uncle Brian even though you weren’t my biological uncle I will miss you always 10+ yrs was a long time to know you. I just came home a year ago and was getting used to seeing you all the time when I was a work. I will miss you deeply and I promise I will keep the promises I made to you to continue bettering my life and doing what I need to. I can’t believe this is real I miss you like crazy and I about fell to my knees when I got the news at work which is the last place I ever saw you. FLY HIGH BRIAN I will keep turning that wrench for you. I will miss talking about beaters with you and shooting the sh#t, you always kept it real….



July 12, 2023 at 8:07 pm

Hi I’m wondering how you knew my father ?


Virginia cartwright /sinkler

July 14, 2023 at 5:18 am

I’ve know Brian most my life he hung out with my brother and cusinz and he was a great guy he will be missed.


Katrina Burchfield

July 11, 2023 at 8:50 pm

Brian was a great friend. He always had a smile on his face and welcome you with open arms. He will be miss. My Condolence goes out to the family.


Tara Batema

July 12, 2023 at 8:44 am

I’m saddened to learn of the death of Brian. I didn’t know him personally outside of work. He was one of my favorite customers at the Hamilton Marathon. He was always very kind. May his family find the strength they need to get through this difficult, sad time.


Melodye and Ron Rantz

July 12, 2023 at 10:53 am

So very sad! The Rantz family is a family rich in love, Brian’s death was devastating gone too soon. May God send his angles of comfort to surround you all. He surely will be missed. He always had a friendly smile for everyone. Now in Eternal love


Allen Philley

July 12, 2023 at 10:56 am

Ryan, your uncle Brian was a good friend of mine from the time they moved to Allegan. I will miss him.


Sharri (Morse) Cobb

July 13, 2023 at 3:52 pm

Margie, Pat, Matt and the rest of the family,

I’m so sorry to hear about Brian! We were so close, especially growing up. I always enjoyed texting back and forth on our birthday. I’m so thankful, Margie, that you and Brian were at my wedding! I will miss him terribly! Sending all my love, thoughts and prayers!


Lil Matt

July 13, 2023 at 6:55 pm

Uncle Brian words can not express the grief and love myself and the family have for you we will forever cherish your memory in our hearts I just wish I could have one more of our late night bull sessions about square body chevys or fishing love you and miss you



July 17, 2023 at 3:13 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of Brain he was a very good person he helped me out a number of times and he was their to help my Daddy and he showed my youngest son how to put brakes on his car. I am very sad to hear about this . Brain u left this world on my Birthday u called me your friend I will never ever forget u I am still in a shock. I called you on my birthday and you where gone I don’t know but I am sending my condolences to your family through this difficult time.


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