James Donald Jordan, age 60, a lifelong resident of Troy, Alabama, passed away Friday, July 3, 2020, following an extended illness. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, July 8, 2020, at 10 a.m. in Green Hills Memorial Cemetery with Pastor Keith Price officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Hayden Jordan, Christopher Hall, Blake Hendricks, Justin Sanders, Dustin Routzong, and David Jordan, Jr.
Mr. Jordan was a familiar face around town, known for serving up delicious fare from his own Crowe’s Chicken or Rook’s pizza chains, or from the concessions of the Troy University stadiums. If it wasn’t great food that prompted your encounter, perhaps it was the safe ride he provided for 15 years as a dedicated and certified school bus driver with the Pike County School System. Whatever the way you came to know him, it was certainly draped in eye-rolling dad humor, valued honesty, and steadfast love. He appreciated the peace found in the grip of a fishing pole, the lure of the chance to see a deer or turkey, and the adrenaline of a barking hound dog that had treed a ‘coon. He was a treasured father, always conscious of his children’s driving abilities and speedometers, and he carried unmeasurable love for his grandchildren who were a bright light along his journey. War Eagle was his favorite chant, and now, when the sunsets are kissed with a little extra orange and blue, you’ll know he played a part in its artistry.
Mr. Jordan is survived by his children, Whitney Sanders (Justin), Mary Hall (Christopher), Ansley Hendricks (Blake), and Hayden Jordan; step-son, Dustin Routzong (Tara); grandchildren, Gavin and Elizabeth James Sanders, Raelynn Hall, and Landon Routzong; brother, John David Jordan, Sr. (Kathy); and his beloved dog, Dixie. He was preceded in death by his parents, John Albert and Carolyn Marjean Jordan; his first wife, Donna Allen Jordan; and his second wife, Dorothy Kimberly Jordan.
The family wishes to extend many heartfelt thanks to the staff of the Montgomery Cancer Center, Dr. Reardon, and the UAB Oncology and Nephrology Departments for their tremendous care and support. In lieu of flowers, contributions can me made in his honor to the Baptist Healthcare Foundation (C/O Montgomery Cancer Center, PO Box 241647, Montgomery, AL 36124-1647). Friends and family can sign the guestbook online at www.greenhillsfuneralhome.net. The staff of Green Hills Funeral Home is honored to serve the Jordan family.