KINGSPORT - Gordon Blessing, 84, of Kingsport, died Wednesday night (September 9, 2015) at Wellmont Holston Valley Medical Center after an extended illness. Born in Kingsport where he resided all of his life, Gordon served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He retired in 1992 from the State of Tennessee where he worked as an auditor for over 25 years. In addition, he was owner and operator of B&B Tax Service for 56 years. Gordon was co-chair and chairman of the American Legion 4th of July Parade for 60 years. He was a member of Ketron Memorial United Methodist Church, American Legion, VFW, F.O.P., and other organizations. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7:00 p.m. on Saturday at Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport. The service will follow at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Caleb Frazier officiating. The graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday at Oak Hill Memorial Park with Military Honors conducted by the American Legion Posts 3/265. Gordon's grandchildren and great-grandchildren will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Presley Legg and Tim Dunn. Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes, Kingsport is serving the family of Gordon Blessing.