Jack Earl Jordan, Jr., 76, of Monticello, went to be with his Lord and Savior on December 24, 2020, at St Vincent Hospital in Little Rock.
He was born October 22, 1944, in Monticello to the late Rev. Jack Earl Jordan, Sr. and Maude Boone Jordan.
He was a 1962 graduate of Drew Central High School, served on the Drew Central School Board for 20 years and was a veteran of the United States Army.
Mr. Jordan retired from Georgia Pacific Paper Company in 2002 following a 37-year career serving in numerous roles and building relationships across the mill. He was a life-long member of Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church where he served as a deacon, Sunday School teacher, and was a member of countless committees helping to move the Lord’s work forward.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, playing dominoes, and watching sports. Family was priority! He spent countless hours and drove thousands of miles to support his kids and grandkids in their activities.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Jack, Sr. and Maude Jordan; four brothers, Adrian, Bobby, Gary, and Alvin Jordan; and two sisters, Jewel Hargis and Lela Gavin.
Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Jane Hogue Jordan of Monticello; three daughters, Karen Murphy and husband Greg of Texarkana, Sharon Hickam and husband Clark of Monticello, and Jamie Sparks and husband Jeremy of Alexander; a son, Kevin Jordan and wife Jennifer of Conway; a brother, Dan Jordan and Glynda of Monticello; a sister, Shelby Lynn Williams of Monticello; two sisters-in-law, Marie Loveless Jordan of Monticello and Francis White Jordan of Monticello; nine grandchildren, Jackson Murphy of Little Rock, Andrew Murphy of Texarkana, Jordan, Hunter, and Jake Hickam of Monticello, Addison and Kenley Jordan of Conway, Jett and Jude Sparks of Alexander; one great-grandchild – Kai Elliot Hickam of Monticello; along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services following Covid-19 guidelines will be held Tuesday, December 29 at 1 p.m. at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church with Rev. David Jacks officiating. Virtual attendance of the funeral will be offered via Facebook Live.
A visitation service will be held at noon at the church preceding the service. Burial will be at Union Ridge Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church Building Fund.