George E. Gordon
08/06/18 - 07/25/18
George attended Victoria Junior College (now the Victoria College) on a basketball scholarship and earned an Associate of Arts degree. He then attended Lamar State College of Technology (now Lamar University) on a basketball scholarship. While a junior in mechanical engineering, he took his first course in geology as an elective and changed to a geology major, science being his first love. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Geology in 1955. He received a Master of Science degree in Geology with a minor in biology from University of Houston in 1957.
He went to work for The Atlantic Refining Company as a micropaleontologist and stratigrapher. George worked two years with Skelly Oil Co. as an exploration geologist, then he joined Brazos Oil & Gas Division of The Dow Chemical Company. He worked 18 years with Dow and resigned as Southern Region Exploration Manager to form Gordon Exploration Co, Goliad Operating Co, and The Raisin Corporation. He was active in Oil & Gas exploration and production until his death.
George is a past member of Geological Society of America, American Institute of Professional Geologists, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, and current Emeritus member of American Association of Petroleum Geologists, and Emeritus member of Houston Geological Society, and served on the Executive committee of the Board.
George's love for geology never faded. Outside of travel and his family, his passions were with fossils, rocks, bones, or anything else very old that you could find in the ground. He was a master of micropaleontology. In his spare time he enjoyed creating models and replica of fossils.
George is survived by Shirley, his wife of almost 65 years, one son, one daughter, five grandchildren and two great grandchildren.