SSGT (USAF Ret) Howard Lee Jordan, age 86, resident of Seminole, Florida, passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Piedmont Midtown Medical Center, Columbus, Georgia. Graveside services with military honors are scheduled at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Alabama on Friday, October 22, 2021, 2 p.m. (EST) with Reverend Bob Hawkins officiating, according to Vance Brooks Funeral Home, 3738 US Hwy 431N/280W, Phenix City, Alabama. The family will receive friends at the funeral home prior to the service on Friday, October 22, 2021 from 12 noon till 1:30 p.m. (EST).
Mr. Jordan, son of the late Isaac Alford Jordan and Blanche Mae Brady Jordan, was born August 17, 1935 in Greensboro, North Carolina. He was retired from the U.S. Air Force where he served honorably during the Vietnam Era Conflict. Mr. Jordan was a member of First Baptist Church Indian Rocks, Largo, Florida. He was a man who lived life to the fullest. Mr. Jordan was a true patriot, a mentor to many, and a giving man. He was mechanically inclined and assisted many in their mechanical needs. Mr. Jordan enjoyed gardening, started a worm farm at his home, and enjoyed being outside. He and his wife traveled throughout the United States and thoroughly enjoyed taking a cruise. While at home, he would also spend time on his computer; reading God’s Word; listening to country; blue grass; and Southern Gospel music. Many remember him watching television, particularly Alaskan reality shows; Homestead Rescue; Veterinarian Dr. Pol; and Fox News. The family remembers him as a benevolent giving person, always demonstrating leadership and patriotism.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Evelyn Shelton Jordan; son, Howard Lee Jordan, Jr.; brothers, Ray and Bob Jordan; and sister, Connie Jordan.
He is survived by one daughter, Leigh Hawkins and her husband Bob of Phenix City, Alabama; son, Chuck Jordan and his wife Stacey of Eufaula, Alabama; five grandchildren, Brian, Heather, Luke, Sam, and Sydney; six great-grandchildren, Shelby, Joey, Haddy, Evie, Becca, and Leara; nieces; nephews; many other relatives and friends.
Condolences may be offered at www.vancebrooksfuneralhome.net.