Jack L. Jordan

Jack L. Jordan, 83, of Amarillo, TX died on September 25, 2019.

Services will be at 10:00 A.M., Monday, September 30, 2019, at Boxwell Brothers Ivy Chapel, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

Jack was born in Amarillo, Texas to Otho & Helen Jordan, on March 7, 1936. Jack went to his Father’s House on September 25, 2019.

After graduation from Amarillo High in 1954, Jack joined the Naval Reserves where he served as a Radarman Petty Officer 2nd Class aboard the USS Bon Homme Richard CVA-2 and the USS Willett DE-354, as a Naval Reservist Crew Member. He received an honorable discharge in 1962.

On September 6, 1963, Jack married the love of his life, Katherine Ann McBride. Together, they have two sons, Shannon W. Jordan, of Oshkosh, Nebraska and S.L. Jordan, of Amarillo, Texas. Jack worked for the United States Postal Service for 35 years, starting as a mail sorter and retiring as Manager of Distribution.

Committing his life to the Lord at a young age, Jack strove to be an example of Christ. He lived humbly for the Lord and always showed his great love for Christ. He enjoyed teaching Sunday School, singing in the church choir, leading Worship Music, and was a beloved spiritual counselor.

Even as a boy, Jack liked to make people laugh. He will be remembered for doing silly things to bring smiles and joy to those around him. Jack loved his family deeply and showed this by assuming the obligation of caring for his family at a young age and continuing to care for and lead his family throughout his life. Jack was an artist, with a great eye for color, as seen in his paintings. He was also a talented and creative woodworker. Jack enjoyed life in a quiet way.

Jack is preceded in death by his parents, Otho & Helen Jordan, sister Patsy Jordan, and brother Joe Jordan. He is survived by his wife, Katherine, sons Shannon W. Jordan (Melanie) and S.L. Jordan (Shannon Kay), his sister Sandy (Donald) Smithson, grandchildren Sean (Kylee) Sterkel, Destry (Mandy) Sterkel, Dalton Jordan, Savannah Jordan, Madison Jordan, and Meredith Jordan, and two great grandsons. He is also survived by numerous extended family and friends.

9 Replies to “Jack L. Jordan”

  1. Jack Jordan was an outstanding Christian man, husband, father, and human being. He loved people with Christ like selfishness and forgave their wrongdoings like his Savior asked of him. Jack adored Kathy and his boys and watched over them with the love and power given him by Jesus Christ. Never have I known a kinder, more gentle man, but he did have an impish grin that you knew he enjoyed playing a surprise on someone at times. Jack was special and the Lord must have said, “Son, I need you here more than you are now needed on earth. Come Home my faithful servant.” “I will bind up the broken hearts of your loved ones and provide for them.”

  2. Kathy, we just learned of your loss this morning. So sorry we didn’t know sooner. Jack was an amazing example of how to handle adversity in a Christ-like manner, as are you. Please accept our sincere sympathy. Celia & Jack

  3. A good friend and co-worker. Jack and I shared lots of laughs and tears at the post office and Naval Reserves. Always shared Christmas cards and comments with Kathy and Jack. Good Christmas man!

  4. Jack and I had a long career together at the Postal Service and as members of the Baptist Church where we both at times sang in the Choir. We were both servicemen and began our careers as mail sorters and both retired as Managers of Distribution. He was a good manager.

  5. It was an honor to serve Jack and his family in their time of need. Prayers to the family during this difficult time.

  6. I remember Jack was always kind to everyone. A good example of Christ. Prayers Katherine for you, the boys and their families, all who onew & loved Jack. God bless you all.

  7. We are so sorry you and your family has lost Jack. He was one of our favorite people as you are. We wanted to be at the funeral but cannot come. You all are in our prayers. Wish we could get together. 679-4434.

  8. Jack was a wonderful man and a great example to me as I advanced my Postal career. He was a sincere, respectful, and kind man. Thanks Jack for teaching me so much!!!

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