Lynwood D. Jordan, Sr.
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WOODRUFF, SC-- Lynwood D. Jordan, Sr., was born December 6, 1916, and died the evening of May 17, 2014. He married Mary Grace Littlefield, of Woodruff, South Carolina, in 1941.She preceded him in death on June 18, 1994.
Dr. Jordan grew up at the ancestral home of what was then Jordanville, in Sumter County, Georgia. After graduation from Shiloh High School as valedictorian, he attended Georgia Southwestern College, Burton College, Georgia Teachers College, University of Georgia, and Emory University.
He was a teacher and principal at several public schools in South Georgia before entering the ministry in the South Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church. He served several churches as Minister prior to being assigned in World War II as Minister to the Defense Area at Brunswick, Georgia, where he served thousands of workers in the shipyard area.
In 1954, he transferred to the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church where he served several churches until he returned to education holding several positions, including Dean of Florida's oldest college of business, Tampa College. In 1982, Tampa College conferred upon Dr. Jordan the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. His other degrees include Bachelor of Theology, Bachelor of Arts, and Master in Business Education.
He has served many charities and service organizations, including the American Red Cross, the Boy Scouts of America, Selective Service, Sons of the American Revolution, Phi Theta Pi Fraternity, the South Carolina Genealogical Society, and other organizations. He has been active in the Emma Gray Memorial United Methodist Church in Woodruff, South Carolina, where he has been Sunday School teacher, administrator, Joy Club Organizer, and other positions. He has published a book of poems and several family genealogical books.
He is survived by his daughter, Mary Lynn Lowe, and his son, Lynwood D. Jordan, Jr; five grandchildren: Lynwood D. Jordan, III; Elisabeth Logan Jordan Westbrook; Jessica Susanne Jordan Freeman; Nathaniel Cullen Lowe; and, Andrew Allen Lowe. He is also survived by 14 great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Tuesday May 20, 2014 at Forest Hills Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Wednesday May 21, 2014 at Emma Gray Memorial United Methodist Church officiated by Rev. Brenda Curtis and Rev. Mary Teasley. Graveside Committal Services will be held 11:00 AM Thursday May 22, 2014 at Ellaville City Cemetery in Ellaville Georgia. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are to be made to the Emma Gray Memorial United Methodist Endowment Fund in memory of Rev. Dr. Lynwood and Grace Jordan- 321 West Georgia Street - Woodruff, SC 29388. The family is at the home. www.foresthillsfuneral
Forest Hills Funeral Home
Stribling Memorial Chapel
Forest Hill Funeral Home
6995 Highway 101 Woodruff, SC 29388
Published in Spartanburg Herald-Journal from May 19 to May 20, 2014