ROCK HILL -- Mr. Frederick Jordan, 81, of Rock Hill passed away Sunday, Dec. 16, 2007, at his home after a battle with cancer.
A celebration of life service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, with Dr. Larry Sizemore officiating and the Rev. Charlie Lucas assisting. Interment with full military honors will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery.
Mr. Jordan was born in Florence, S.C. and was the son of the late James Heyward and Clotel Benton Jordan. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Jordan served our country in the United States Navy aboard the USS Atherton DE169. He was awarded the Bronze Star in the American Theater for the sinking of the last submarine of World War II. Mr. Jordan was employed as an engraver at the Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company / Springs Industries for 47 years until his retirement. He was a devout Christian and faithful member of First Baptist Church of Rock Hill and the Over 80's Sunday School class. His service to the elderly in the community will be greatly missed.
Mr. Jordan was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Margaret Thomasson Jordan and brother, Earl Jordan.
Mr. Jordan is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Ann Jordan Humphries and husband, Dan of Columbia, S.C., and Patricia Jordan Howell and husband, Lee of Pomfret, Md.; son and daughter-in-law, Fred and Allison Jordan of Rock Hill; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers, Willard Jordan and Bill Jordan, both of Rock Hill.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Dec. 18, 2007, at Greene Funeral Home Northwest Chapel, 2133 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill and other times at the home of Fred and Allison Jordan, 1010 Meadowlark Drive, Rock Hill.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Rock Hill, For The Next Generation Building Fund, 481 Hood Center Drive, Rock Hill, SC 29730.
The children would like to thank their many friends and family for support and especially uncles, Willard and Bill Jordan.