June 17, 1948-Oct. 11, 2021

Grayson Dale “Sonny” Gourdon Sr. died Oct. 11, 2021, at his home in Fairview Alpha.

Sonny, the son of Joe and Maxine Gourdon, was born June 17, 1948.

Sonny was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Maxine Gourdon, and his brother-in-law, Charles Dickerson.

Sonny is survived by his wife, Hazel Gourdon; son, Dale Gourdon and wife Allison of Castor; daughter, Sonya “Becky” Russell and husband Shawn of Castor; step-daughter, Renia Cheatwood and husband Bodee of Saline; eight grandchildren; five great-grand children; his sisters, Barbara Potts and husband Bob of Monroe, Faye Dickerson of Clinton, Miss., and Ann Sewell of Baytown, Texas; two nieces and three nephews.

Sonny was a graduate of Northwestern State University and a very talented musician and artist. He worked for many years off-shore in the Gulf of Mexico. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved giving his fish and game to shelters.