Danny Ray Jordan, 78, of Crossett and Monticello, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, January 16, 2021, at St. Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.
He was born on November 6, 1942, in Monticello to the late Rev Jack E Jordan, Sr. and Maude Boone Jordan.
He was a 1961 graduate of Drew Central High School. The following year, he began a 43-year career with Georgia Pacific Paper Company, retiring in 2005.
He was a former member of the Meridian Baptist Church in Crossett where he served as a deacon and a Sunday school teacher for many years before moving his membership to the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Monticello.
Danny’s hobbies included hunting, fishing, gardening, and playing dominos. He also loved watching Drew Central Pirates Basketball, the Razorbacks, and the St. Louis Cardinals. He loved his family and if you had a minute or two, he loved to share his hunting stories with you. Danny seemed to always have a smile on his face and was known to some as “the fun uncle” because he could make you laugh.
In addition to his parents, Danny was also proceeded in death by his five brothers, Adrian, Bobby, Gary, Alvin and Jack; and his two sisters, Jewel Hargis and Lela Gavin.
Survivors included his wife of 58 years, Glynda Searcy Jordan; one daughter, Tammy Jordan and fiancé, Spencer Griffin of Crossett; one son, Mark Jordan and wife Jenny of Bentonville; a sister, Shelby Williams of Monticello; three grandchildren, Matthew Jordan, Dirkston Dean, and Jett Jordan; three sisters-in-law, Marie Jordan, Francis Jordan and Jane Jordan; as well as a host of nieces and nephews.
A graveside service will be held Wednesday, January 20, at 2 p.m. at Hickory Grove Cemetery with Pastor David Jacks officiating.
Pallbearers are Jason Savage, Kevin Jordan, Josh Martin, Spencer Griffin, C.J. Watson, and Ryan Watson.