Longtime Music Row attorney Ralph Gordon passed away peacefully at his home in Nashville on June 30.
Born on Aug. 1, 1938 in Nashville, Gordon graduated from West High School and earned his B.S. from the University of Tennessee and his law degree from Vanderbilt University Law School.
Gordon became a well-respected entertainment attorney in Nashville, with numerous clients including George Jones, Tammy Wynette, Merle Haggard, Johnny Paycheck, Lee Greenwood, Tim McGraw, Jerry Lee Lewis, Mel Tillis, Mickey Gilley, comedian Rodney Carrington and many more.
In addition to his law practice, Gordon was also an avid golfer and an enthusiastic fan of the Tennessee Volunteers and Titans. He enjoyed traveling and tinkering with computers and electronics.
He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Phyllis; son Rusty (Miki); grandchildren Echo, Kyomi and Anderson of Fairview, Tennessee; son Brad (Rebecca); grandchildren Jack, Sam and Charlotte of Marion, Massachusetts; and his sister Alda Rae McAdams (Robert S.) of Nashville.
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