Hale, Jordan Harold was born in Limestone, Maine, Loring Air Force Base, on August 31, 1990. He departed this earth unexpectedly at 22 years of age on February 11, 2013. Jordan is survived by his parents, Kimberly Banks and Harold Hale; two sisters, Janay Hale and Breanna Derritt; grandparents Willie Mae Hale, Steve and Elizabeth Alexander, and Dwain and Carol Banks. He is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, and dear friends. Jordan accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and was baptized at Greater Mount Carmel Baptist Church in St. Louis in June of 2000. He later joined Shalom Church City of Peace in Florissant. Jordan was a sportsman for much of his life, playing football with the Florissant Raiders and at Hazelwood Central High School. He was also a member of the wrestling team and played basketball in a recreation league. Jordan was a percussionist and Honors Student throughout elementary, middle, and high school. He graduated in 2008 from Warrensburg High School in Warrensburg, Missouri. In December 2012, Jordan was awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Television and Film, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism, from Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. He earned several Dean's List honors while in college. Jordan was employed by KFVS TV Station in Cape Girardeau as a member of the News Production Crew. He was also employed as a Manager at Shawnee Park Recreation Center and a Sports Official for Special Olympics Missouri. Jordan enjoyed hip-hop music, photography, and filmmaking. He co-produced a short film titled A Dame in the Life of Franklin Drake, earning an honorable mention at the 2010 Fault Line Film Festival. If you met Jordan¢$º you remembered him. He touched the lives and hearts of his family, friends, and co-workers with his charismatic personality, his genuine spirit, gentle smile, and his handsome appearance. He was loved by everyone, an encouraging friend and confidant to his peers. He had a big heart; loyal to the end. Jordan will forever be in our hearts, truly loved and remembered for the wonderful man, son, brother, grandson, family member and friend that he was! Services: Visitation from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and Funeral at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 18, 2013, at Shalom Church (City of Peace), Berkeley Campus, 6136 Garfield Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63134. Interment at Bellefontaine Cemetery, 4947 West Florissant Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63115.
Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Feb. 17, 2013