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Rufus Carl Gordon Jr. pasted away last week in his home in Jetersville. Gordon, who was best-known for his role in the 1990 Broadway production “The Piano Lesson,” and his role on the Fox sitcom “ROC,” suffered from Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Acting hadn’t become a staple for the Goochland, Viriginia native until his mid 30s, but he made excelling in the industry look like child’s play. Gordon survives his wife, Jacqueline Alston-Gordon; his son, Rufus Carl Gordon III; five daughters, Gloria Gurley, Candise Gordon, Demetress Gordon, Yvette Gordon and Jasmine Gordon; and nine grandchildren and five great grandchildren. A private memorial service will be held August 7th.