1931 - 2015 Lem Jordan, 84, of Beaumont, spent his final days at the Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. He passed away on Thursday, September 17, 2015. He was born in Tennessee on August 9, 1931, to Robert and Beatrice Jordan. His parents owned a dairy farm. As a youth, he helped at the dairy with his brothers and delivered milk to the Memphis area. When he was a young man, he enlisted in the United States Navy and served for two years. After his service, he worked for Bluff City Buick in the used car division. In 1964, he was transferred to manage the used car department at Spindletop Buick in Beaumont, Texas. It was there that he met, Frankie Scott Frost. They married and raised four children. Over the next forty years, he owned and operated several used car dealerships with his friend, Robert or R.B. Mac MacDougald. He will be lovingly remembered for his wit and his humor. Lem loved to care for animals. He always had a bag of dog food or cat food in the trunk of his car. He could make a car deal in a moment from the arm of his recliner, without even seeing a car. Lem loved good food, cooking, and playing with the little children in our family. He loved making fun of and nick naming the kids that visited us and had a huge heart and loved anyone he met. He is survived by his wife, Frankie Scott Jordan; daughters Bonnie Jordan Porter of Gulfport, Mississippi; Teri Frost McGinnis of Beaumont; and Alicia Jordan Macia of Houston; grandchildren, Matthew, Shelby, Anna, Dane, Olivia, Emily, Elena, Lydia, and several great-grand children. He is preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Beatrice Jordan; six siblings; son, Joseph Jordan; daughter, Sherri Frost Thompson; and son, Don Allen Frost. A family committal was held at Broussard's Crematorium under the direction of Broussard's, 1605 North Major Drive, Beaumont. A United States flag will be present in honor of his service in the United States Navy. A celebration of life will be held at the home of Frankie Jordan on Saturday, October 10, 2015, from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m., and all family and friends are invited. The family would like to send their deepest gratitude to Julie, Laura, Nancy, and Regina, as caretakers, Bryan, Will, and John McGinnis, Joel Smith, Altus Home Health Care, all the staff at Jefferson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Beaumont, Altus Hospice, and Broussard's for the attention and care you've given to him and our family. Complete and updated information may be found at: broussards1889.com.
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Published in The Beaumont Enterprise on Sept. 21, 2015