In memory of John Jordan

JohnJordanJohn Jay Jordan, 54, of Austin, went to his eternal home on November 4, 2013, after

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


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