Paul Gordon's Family

$62,731 of $50k goal

Raised by 420 people in 13 months
David Wilson
on behalf of Jennifer Gordon
 NASHVILLE, TN

Musician, husband, father, brother, friend. Talented, creative, fiercely loyal, profoundly generous in spirit and deed. Whether rocking out on stage, hanging with his boys, or cheering the Patriots, Paul Gordon brought a tenacious love for life to everything he did. With his infectious smile and mischievous twinkle, Paul had a melodic life force that energized the room and drew you in. He left this world far too soon on February 18, leaving a deep legacy of music and love for all who knew him, especially his amazing wife Jen and their sons Alec and Graham.

With a heavy heart and profound sadness, we ask your assistance in helping his family say goodbye to Paul. Because Paul was unable to qualify for life insurance and the nature of his business was such that income fluctuated annually, donations received through this site will be used to cover funeral costs and provide short-term support for Jen and the boys. A separate memorial fund is being established to provide for greater long-term need. Please help us honor Paul by taking care of his precious family through this devastating loss.

If you would like to pay respects to Paul and his family, visitation will be held on Monday, February 22, 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm at Phillips-Robinson Funeral Home located at 2707 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216.  The funeral service will be held Tuesday, February 23, at 11 am at Saint Patrick Catholic Church located at 1219 2nd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37210.

 

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Update 2
Posted by David Wilson
13 months ago
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Jen has expressed how grateful she is that so many people have contributed. There are no words but, thank-you. I think Paul is smiling down on all of us knowing that you all have covered his sweet family in love and generosity . . . Kortney & Dave
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Update 1
Posted by David Wilson
13 months ago
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We are more than half way to our first goal. Thanks for showing Jen the love. Please continue to share.
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Mark Gordon
13 months ago
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I want to express how grateful and moved I am by this outpouring of love and support. Thank you to the organizers and planners of this GoFundMe effort, and also to every contributor. As someone said, Paul's life insurance was the community of friends and family in which he was so deeply invested.

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David Gordon
13 months ago
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Thank you, everyone, for your generosity and love.

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Gena Pearce Miller
13 months ago
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Wow, $30,000 in a 24 hour period. This speaks volumes of the music family and their love and support for each other!

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Gena Pearce Miller
13 months ago
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They are 1/2 way to their goal for Paul Gordon's family! Let's do it...

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Suzanne Blake
13 months ago

I knew the Gordon boys back in MA. Barbara their mother was a sweet lady who donated money to my school account when their father died. My mother Grace and her were good friends. Praying for this family.

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Gena Pearce Miller
13 months ago

Almost there, 50,000 in 3 days...unbelievable! Music is magic!!!

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Brian Price
13 months ago

We wish we could make the trip to Nashville for the service but we just can't get away. Paul was someone we met through random twists of fate at different times and in different states, and it was those random meetings that made us friends. Were we the closest of friends and part of his tight group? No. However, I knew if I called he would answer or call me right back, if I e-mailed I knew a response would come sooner than later, and if I sent a text I knew he'd always answer. I looked at my phone this morning and saw his number and it truly hit me that I couldn't say goodbye. I'd actually e-mailed him the week before he left this world but never got a response which of course now makes sense. It was strange as he'd always been really quick to get back with me so I was worried something was really wrong. There are so many people who knew him way better than we ever did, but he did make a great impact on our lives and he will be missed. As all of us leave this earth I feel your life is about the positive impact you make in other's lives and the legacy you leave for your family. You can tell by the outpouring of love from so many people from all over the world that he will truly be missed. Our prayers to his entire family and close friends to thank them for sharing Paul with us and I just wish we'd had one more time to hang out with him even for just a few minutes. Our lives were better for knowing him even if for only for a short time.

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$62,731 of $50k goal

Raised by 420 people in 13 months
Created February 19, 2016
David Wilson  
on behalf of Jennifer Gordon
$50
Andrew Scarr
5 months ago

My friend Barry and I met Paul in the bar of the Beau Rivage Hotel in Biloxi Beach on New Years Eve 2011 after the B-52's had played a gig. We celebrated into the small hours before he had to join the tour bus onto their next gig. We stayed in touch and I met him again backstage at the London 02 in August 2013, where he kindly introduced me to the rest of the band...an unforgettable experience for a lifetime fan ! That was the last time I was in his company as I live in London. I only knew him briefly but in that short time he was very kind and generous to me. I wish I was able to be at 'All for Paul' but I hope this small donation will help his family. Thanks for being part of my life, Andy.

AP
$500
Amotz Plessner
6 months ago
1
1
MA
$20
Margaret Augustine
11 months ago
$20
Anonymous
11 months ago
DP
$500
Don Peebles
12 months ago
DB
$25
Durk Brown
12 months ago
$50
Anonymous
12 months ago
$700
Anonymous
12 months ago
$500
Anonymous
12 months ago
JG
$100
Jen Gunderman
12 months ago
Mark Gordon
13 months ago
6
6

I want to express how grateful and moved I am by this outpouring of love and support. Thank you to the organizers and planners of this GoFundMe effort, and also to every contributor. As someone said, Paul's life insurance was the community of friends and family in which he was so deeply invested.

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David Gordon
13 months ago
3
3

Thank you, everyone, for your generosity and love.

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Gena Pearce Miller
13 months ago
2
2

Wow, $30,000 in a 24 hour period. This speaks volumes of the music family and their love and support for each other!

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Gena Pearce Miller
13 months ago
2
2

They are 1/2 way to their goal for Paul Gordon's family! Let's do it...

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Suzanne Blake
13 months ago

I knew the Gordon boys back in MA. Barbara their mother was a sweet lady who donated money to my school account when their father died. My mother Grace and her were good friends. Praying for this family.

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Gena Pearce Miller
13 months ago

Almost there, 50,000 in 3 days...unbelievable! Music is magic!!!

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Brian Price
13 months ago

We wish we could make the trip to Nashville for the service but we just can't get away. Paul was someone we met through random twists of fate at different times and in different states, and it was those random meetings that made us friends. Were we the closest of friends and part of his tight group? No. However, I knew if I called he would answer or call me right back, if I e-mailed I knew a response would come sooner than later, and if I sent a text I knew he'd always answer. I looked at my phone this morning and saw his number and it truly hit me that I couldn't say goodbye. I'd actually e-mailed him the week before he left this world but never got a response which of course now makes sense. It was strange as he'd always been really quick to get back with me so I was worried something was really wrong. There are so many people who knew him way better than we ever did, but he did make a great impact on our lives and he will be missed. As all of us leave this earth I feel your life is about the positive impact you make in other's lives and the legacy you leave for your family. You can tell by the outpouring of love from so many people from all over the world that he will truly be missed. Our prayers to his entire family and close friends to thank them for sharing Paul with us and I just wish we'd had one more time to hang out with him even for just a few minutes. Our lives were better for knowing him even if for only for a short time.

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