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Gordon Charles Scribner, age 79, of Grand Rapids, passed away on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at home surrounded by family. The son of Fred Amos & Eilene Marie (Porter) Scribner he was born on January 13, 1939 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. 

Gordon spent most of his career working several years as a manager of a gas station, and as the manager of an auto shop until his retirement. His days since mostly consisted of unexpected road trips he and his wife loved to go on frequently. Gordon also enjoyed riding his golf cart up and down their area in Grand Rapids. He is known for the goofy jokes and stories he always loved to share with friends and family. He always knew how to keep everyone laughing, and never knew if they were tall tales or the truth. Gordon liked to call them “mostly fibs,” and he would tell whoppers just to see everyones reactions! He will be greatly missed. 
Surviving are his wife of 32 years, Vicki Scribner; his children, Gordon (Robin) Scribner Jr., Emer (Danny) Johnston, Lori Hayes, James (Sue) Fisher, and Terry (Marie) Fisher; two sisters, Scharlene Southwick, and JoAnne Scribner; two brothers, Harold (Elaine) Scribner, and Donald (Janice) Scribner; as well as several wonderful grandchildren and great grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

Honoring his wishes cremation will take place, and a private family remembrance will be held. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Gordon’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids.


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  1. Ronda Lekenta on March 17, 2018 at 10:45 am

    I am glad that you made your journey home and sad that you are not here with us. You are an amazing man who touched my life in a wonderful way! Thank you for loving me Uncle Gordon, I will miss you until I see you again someday.

  2. Amanda S Musser on March 17, 2018 at 1:20 pm

    I love you grandpa so much and I’m so happy that mom and I could be there for your last moments and help you with your journey home. I hope your looking down on us and are proud of us. I miss you forever.

  3. Krystal on March 17, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    You will be missed dearly; you touched the lives of so many on your journey here. Glad I was one of the few. Much love until we meet again.

  4. Sherrie DeVries on March 17, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Uncle Gordon was by far my favorite uncle, I know your not supposed to say that about your relatives but he was. Anyone who knew him knows why. He will truly be missed. Love you so much uncle Gordon. Give grandma Patti kisses for me. Xo. Till we meet again.

  5. Lisa Lord Heintzelman on March 17, 2018 at 3:12 pm

    Ilene and family
    Our deepest sympathies
    The Heintzelman family

  6. April on March 17, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    Grandpa no words could ever describe how much you will be missed. Although I am sad you are gone I am thankful you are at peace just know you will always be loved so save me a spot up there and some coffee and an empty hand for me to hold I love you April

  7. Lori on March 17, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    No words can express feelings I have now your gone from us, you have made a great wonderful impression on me. I will forever love you and be grateful you and mom had fell in love and have been ever since. Mom will continue to be watched over not just by us but you as well. Love you forever dad xoxo

  8. Dan & Dena Scribner on March 17, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Bless you Uncle Gordon for being there in ways you never knew. I was blessed to have you as my Uncle. Prayers to family. Love you all.

  9. Angela Dara on March 17, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Angela Dara

  10. Chloe A. Hayes on March 17, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    You made such a great impact on me. You will be forever missed by many many people including me.You did an outstanding job at being the best grandpa I could ever ask for. I hope your having a great time with your mom and dad up in heaven. I bet they really missed you and you really missed them too. We all love and miss you deeply. Forever in our hearts I love you Grandpa.

  11. Mary Beth Beyers on March 17, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    Gordon was a very nice man. Remember going over to the house on 56th st. Playing with Ileen and Denise. Good ole days. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved.

  12. Phyllis &Vance Baareman on March 17, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss, our hearts go out to you, Vicky and all of your children. Love phil & vance

  13. Michaela on March 17, 2018 at 11:11 pm

    I cant seem to find the words to express how much I truly miss you and always will. You were such a goofy man and I loved that about you. I already miss hearing your tales and laughing with you. And watching you feed the squirrels or play party poker. Im so sorry you had to leave us, but I know Ill see you again someday. I love you so much and Ill be thinking of you everyday. I miss you grandpa

  14. Pauline Wierenga on March 18, 2018 at 10:36 am

    So sorry for you loss Vickie praying for you and your family. Love Pauline and Larry

  15. Sue on March 18, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    There are so many things I could say about you Dad, but I don’t have to. Everyone who knew you knew that you were a crazy funny man. I couldn’t have asked for a better father-in-law or grandpa for my children. We will never forget all the good times we had with you and Mom. I couldn’t have loved you more.

  16. Jacqueline R Postma on March 20, 2018 at 9:37 am

    So sorry for your loss Your dad was a great man. And will be missed by all

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