Gordon Fred Titus
Gordon Fred Titus, born on September 28, 1928, in Orlando, FL, left this world on August 13, 2023, at the age of 94. His passing marks the end of an extraordinary life defined by dedication to his work, service to his country, and a deep love for his family.
Gordon's illustrious career spanned 43 years at Bellsouth Communications, where he made an indelible mark on the field of engineering. Notably, he served as a Supervising Engineer for the Apollo Missions Communications System, a role that played an essential part in enabling humanity's exploration of space. His contributions extended beyond space missions; he was also a key figure in pioneering Engineering Fiber Optics, a revolutionary advancement that laid the foundation for today's internet connectivity.
A proud Korean War Veteran, Gordon's commitment to his nation earned him multiple commendations, including the prestigious Korean Winter Meritorious Unit Commendation. His courage and dedication in the face of adversity exemplified his strong character.
Gordon's love and devotion extended to his family, who were the center of his world. He shared 65 years of cherished marriage with his beloved wife, Barbara. Together, they raised three children: Bryan Titus (wife Lisa), Steve Titus (wife Donna), and Cheryl Prusak (husband Lt. Col ret. Chris Prusak). Gordon's legacy also includes a lineage of grandchildren and great-grandchildren who he adored: Kyle Titus (wife Lyndey and Great Grandchild Tucker), USCG BM1 Tori True (husband USCG BM1 Bill True), Lt. Cassidy Mullen (husband Lt. Tom Mullen), Michael Titus, and 2LT. Lexi Patterson (husband Lt. Ross Patterson).
Friends and loved ones are invited to pay their respects during the visitation scheduled for 10:00 AM on Friday, August 18, 2023, at Lankford Funeral Home in DeLand, followed by a meaningful funeral service at 11:00 AM. The burial services will take place at DeLand Memorial Gardens, a final resting place befitting a man who has left an enduring impact on generations to come.
In honor of Gordon's unwavering commitment to both his family and his community, those wishing to pay tribute are encouraged to make donations to organizations close to his heart: Wounded Warrior Project, Tunnel To Towers, or St. Jude Children’s Hospital. These contributions embody the spirit of service and care that Gordon exemplified throughout his remarkable life.
Gordon Fred Titus leaves behind a legacy that will forever inspire and touch the lives of those he loved and those who had the privilege of knowing him. His engineering accomplishments and devotion to family stand as a testament to a life well-lived, and his memory will continue to shine brightly in the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing him.