Gordon N. Nowland, 98, of Sesser, Illinois, passed away at 3:55 am January 13, 2022 at Mount Vernon Countryside Manor in Mount Vernon, Illinois.
He was born August 29, 1923 in Jefferson County, Illinois to the late Harmon and Dell (Frick) Nowland. Gordon married Louise (Ward) Nowland on December 15, 1949 in Piggott, Arkansas. They were blessed with nearly 64 years of marriage before she preceded him in death on November 19, 2013. Gordon is survived by his brother, Meredith Nowland and wife, Marilyn; and several nieces and nephews.In addition to his parents and wife, Gordon was preceded in death by his siblings, Frank Nowland and Helen Trader; and several siblings-in-law. Gordon served his country in the United States Army. One of the few World War II Veterans left, Gordon served in France, bringing supplies to our soldiers in battle. He was proud to serve and always wore his World War II cap. Following the military, Gordon worked as coal miner for many years. He was a life member of the VFW Post #9153 in Waltonville, Illinois, as well as the AMVETS and the American Legion Bates Post #560 in Sesser. Gordon was a dedicated soldier, a hard worker, a wonderful husband, and a dear brother and friend. He will be deeply missed.
A Visitation will be held Saturday, January 15, 2022 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens Chapel. A Funeral Service will begin at 11:00 am with Brother Larry Cook officiating. Interment will follow. Full military honors will be conducted by the American Legion Post #141. Memorials may be made in Gordon’s honor to the American Heart Association or the Waltonville VFW Post #9153. Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.