a short battle with cancer. He was born in Amarillo, TX, on May 18, 1959, to the late
Omer and Dorthey (Fish) Jordan. John graduated from Wichita Falls High School, and
attended the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas.
John is best known in the South Austin Community for his dedication as facility manager
for Grace United Methodist Church and SOCO Ministries. John used his life experiences
helping others being an outgoing neighbor and friend to many in the community. He
was recognized by the City of Austin for his community contributions; and will be
remembered for his many acts of kindness, colorful wit, knowledge, involvement and
smiles. He became a Master Mason of the Onion Creek Lodge No.220 in 1999.
He was musically gifted and talented, and had a great love for music and musicians.
John also loved his dogs Lucky, Cooper, and Paco, sharing them with the neighborhood
merchants and friends.
John is survived by three brothers, William D. Jordan and wife Beth of Midland, TX;
Phillip L. Jordan and wife Liz, of Amarillo, TX; Jorge J. and Jessie Jordan of Wichita
Falls, TX; and one sister, Judy J. Borchardt of Oklahoma City, OK; aunts Margaret J.
Bailes of Kerrville, TX; and Phyllis J. Gank of Oakland, MD, along with several nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Memorial Services will be held at Grace United Methodist Church on Saturday,
November 16, 2013, at 3:00 pm, followed by a celebration of his life in the adjacent park.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Austin Hospice, or SOCO