Erle S. Gordon was born to Dorothy Gordon and Alfred C. Gordon, Sr. on April 26, 1963. He was fifth of five children. His father, mother and brother preceded him in his death. Erle was born in Neubrucke, Germany, He was educated in the Kansas City school system. At an early age, he professed a hope in Christ. He Join King Solomon Baptist Church under pastorate of the late Reverend John T. Robinson, Sr. his grandfather. Erle was a very loving and caring person. He loved the lord and his family. Erle loved to spend to spend time with all his family and family. He had a passion for Jazz and old school music. His was better known as Copen by his family. He leaves to cherish his homegoing: His beloved daughter Danielle Gordon and her mother Lolita Johnson. He also leaves 3 brothers Alfred Gordon (Bridgette) of Phoenix, Arizona, Everette Gordon, Phoenix, Arizona, Gill Gordon (Barbara); of Kansas City, Missouri. Host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. He will truly be missed but never forgotten.