John Calvin “Red” Jordan Sr. was born April 17, 1919 in Camden, he was the son the late Frank L. Jordan and Nezzie Roberts Jordan.
John Calvin “Red” Jordan Sr, 94 of Camden, husband of the late Valerie Jackson Jordan, died Friday, January 17, 2014.
He served in the United States Army during WW II and was a recipient of the Bronze Star and was a police officer with the City of Camden from 1947-1961. He was a former businessman in Camden. He was a member of First Baptist Church of Camden and a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 17. Mr. Jordan loved spending time with his grandchildren and adored his dog “Miss Pip”.
Surviving were his daughters, Gayle Clay (Harry) of Camden and Gloria Cox (Lynn) of Camden; son, John Jordan Jr. (Wendy) of Cassatt; sister, Rosalie Marturano of Camden; brother, Dr. Don “Butch” Jordan(Susan) of Columbia; sisters-in-law, Lois Jordan and Conya Caughman; grandchildren, Joseph Clay (Vicki), Byron Clay (Kristen), Jade Marion, Justin Jordan (Casey), and Dylan Jordan; great-grandchildren, Michael Clay, Amber Clay, Reece Clay, Gaven Marion, Whitley Eley, Cayleigh Jordan and Bradley Jordan; and many nieces and nephews.
He was predeceased by sisters, Mary Gotto (Chuck) and Vera Andrews; brother, Clyde Jordan; and brothers-in-law, Vic Marturano and Ellis Caughman.
The family extends a special thanks to Mr. Jordan’s caregivers, Felicia Robinson and Sandy Doyle, the staff at McCoy Memorial Nursing Ceneter of Bishopville, staff at Carolina Pines ICU in Hartsville, and the staff at McLeod Hospice House for their loving care.
Funeral service was held Monday, January 20, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Powers Funeral Home with burial to follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The Rev. Bruce Hancock will officiate. The family will receive friends Sunday 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home.