Before there was Mr. Rogers, children in the Triad enjoyed “Bob Gordon”

Long-time TV personality for WXII (then known as WSJS TV), Robert Gordon Van Horn is still best-remembered for the children’s program he hosted.

‘Bob Gordon’ passed away last Friday after a short stay at Hospice. He was 90.

Van Horn was born and raised in Winston-Salem. He joined the Army shortly after graduating from Mineral Springs High School and served in Europe during World War II, including during the Battle of the Bulge. He was the recipient of a Purple Heart and the Bronze Star Medal. Van Horn was the first television announcer hired when the station went on the air in 1953.

The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Salem Funeral Home Reynolda Chapel. A graveside service will take place at Salem Moravian Graveyard Tuesday afternoon (2 p.m).  http://goo.gl/zCWSTM

Verne Hill

Verne Hill

The News Guy – WBFJ Family Friendly Morning Show at WBFJ fm - Your family station!
I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace…

VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150

QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.”

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I enjoy many things: Music. Family movie nights. My American flag flapping in the wind. Sunsets at the beach. Snow days. The Sweet Tea Party. Salvation through Grace… VERSE: “Let everything that has breath praise the LORD” Psalm 150 QUOTE: “A person who loves his job, will never work a day in his life.” MON-SAT 6A-10A (& Sunday@5 host) verne@wbfj.fm