United States Army Colonel Peter Duval Jordan was born on January 11, 1965 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was the oldest of two children born to the union of Mr. And Mrs. Ulice (Yvonne Neely) Jordan. He was baptized at
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St. Joseph Catholic Church in East St. Louis, IL. He attended St. Patrick Catholic School and the Edwardsville, Illinois Public Schools graduating from Edwardsville Senior High School in 1983. He enrolled in Southern Illinois University Carbondale and graduated in 1992 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Studies with emphasis in Biological Science.
Colonel Jordan enlisted in the United States Army in August of 1984. He attended senior ROTC and eventually received his commission through the Illinois Military Academy Officer Candidate School in July of 1988. As an officer of the military, he received numerous awards and honors including the Bronze Star and the Meritorious Service Medal. Most recently Colonel Jordan worked with the United States Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles
District, where he was assigned in Phoenix, Arizona, as the Executive Officer for the Arizona/Nevada Area Office Construction Division.
Colonel Jordan married Leslie Wright, on May 19, 1995, and became the proud father of three children. He transitioned to his Heavenly Home on September 7, 2013.
Colonel Peter Duval Jordan will be remembered and cherished by his wife Leslie; daughter Juanita (Darren) LaShell, sons Christopher and Nicholas, of Avondale, Arizona; parents, Ulice and Yvonne Jordan of Glen Carbon, Illinois; sister Kimberly (Christopher) Seay and nephews, Jordan and Andrew Seay of Bentonville, Arkansas; four uncles, Edgar Richardson, Rev. Donald (Dorothy) Neely, Eric Neeley, Alphonso (Constance) Neely; seven aunts, Lucille Singleton, Beatrice Frazier, Mary Jones, Antionette Dawkins and Bernadine Mabra. Colonel Jordan will also be cherished by his military family and many other relatives.
Friends may call from 10 a.m to 11 a.m Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Sunset Hill Funeral Home, Glen Carbon, Illinois. Memorial Service will be at 11 a.m Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Sunset Hill Funeral Home, Glen Carbon, Illinois.
Sunset Hill Funeral Home
50 Fountain Drive Glen Carbon, IL 62034
Published in Edwardsville Intelligencer from Sept. 26 to Sept. 27, 2013