J.M. Jordan, 84, of Hattiesburg, Miss. died Sept. 4, 2010 at his residence.
He was born Dec. 12, 1925. He was a native of Millry. He was a member of the Crosspoint Community Church of Hattiesburg, Miss. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in World War II. He graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S. in Business Management. He moved to Shelby, N.C. and was the manager of a Sears and Roebuck Company store. He was president of the Shelby Chamber of Commerce, an Eagle Scout Sponsor, and a member of the First Baptist Church of Shelby. He later moved to Johnson City, Tenn. In Johnson City, he was a member of the United Way, Johnson City Chamber of Commerce, North Johnson City Business Club, Rotary Club, Jaycee's, Boy Scout Sponsor and a member of the Hook and Bullet Club.
Survivors include his wife, Marguerite Hession Jordan, Hattiesburg, Miss.; two sons, Charles Wayne ( June) Jordan, Hattiesburg, Miss., Nathan Scott (Ruthy) Jordan, Johnson City, Tenn.; one daughter, Jan Jordan Lester, Hattiesburg, Miss.; two brothers, Fred E. Jordan, Barlow, Ala., Charles E. Jordan, Fairhope; two sisters, Essie Williams, Janice Jordan, both of Copeland, Ala.; five grandchildren; three greatgrandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Nathan Jordan and Ada Goldman Jordan.
The service was Sept. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Church of God at Copeland. Burial was in the Springbank Cemetery in Chatom with Revs. Junior Morris, Phillip Howard and Dean Register officiating. St. Stephens Funeral Home directed.
Active pallbearers were Travis Loper, David Williams, Mike Jordan, Jason Jordan, Richard Stratton and Jack Sikes.