March 27th, 2013
Gordon Stoker, Tenor singer of The Jordanairs has passed away at the age of 88 years old. Gordon passed away today on Wednesday, March 27, 2013.
The Elvis Presley Fans of Nashville, are very sad to hear of Gordon's passing and we send our condolences to Gordon's family. May Gordon rest in peace and may God comfort the family during their time of grief.
Gordon was an original member of The Jordanaires, who are members of The Country Music Hall of Fame. The Jordanaires can be heard on numerous gospel and country music records.
The Jordanaires provided back up for Elvis Presley on all his 1956 RCA Records until his 1969 Las Vegas performances. Bass singer, Ray Walker is now the lone surviving member of The Jordanaires from the years of Elvis. In addition to Elvis, Gordon was also a member of what is regarded as "The Nashville Sound" which provided backup for famous country music stars such as: Patsy Cline, Ferlin Husky and Jim Reeves.
(August 3, 1924 - March 27, 2013)