Jack Grundy Jordan FLOYDADA-Dr. Jack Grundy Jordan, 88, of Floydada passed away Friday, Aug. 16, 2013. Dr. Jordan was born on Feb. 18, 1925, in Tulia, Texas, to Ray G. and Mary Jordan. Dr. Jordan earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas in 1947. He went on to graduate as a doctor of medicine in the top 10% of his class with honors from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in 1952. During his college years, he voluntarily joined the United States Navy to fight in World War II. On June 9, 1949 he married Billie Jo Cantrell, also from Tulia. Dr. and Mrs. Jordan settled in Floydada in 1953, where he practiced medicine and they raised three children: Larry (deceased), Annette, and Rick. In 1991, he moved his medical office to Hale Center, where he continued to practice until 2013. During his lifetime, Dr. Jordan received numerous honors and awards as a doctor, pilot and active community member, including: member of the Flying Dentists Association of America (an honor only bestowed to one another non-dentist); a member of the Quiet Birdmen; a Board Diplomate of the American Board of Family Practice; The Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award from the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration; Citizen of Year-Floydada; Citizen of the Year-Hale Center (twice); and a 50 year Freemason. Dr. Jordan also traveled on 37 medical missionary trips to Panama, Central America, and Mexico over 35 consecutive years. He worked with Wycliffe Bible Translators to complete these trips, and was joined by close friends and fellow doctors to provide care to rural impoverished villages. Dr. Jordan is survived by his wife, Billie Jo; daughter, Annette Jordan Bonds; son, Rick Jordan; one son-in-law, Tom Bonds; three grandchildren, Nikki Taggart, Jordan Bonds, Lisa Jordan; and one great-grandchild, Kaesen Bonds. A memorial service has been arranged for 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at the United Methodist Church in Floydada. Donations in Dr. Jordan's name can be made to Wycliffe Bible Translators or a
. Online condolence may be made at www.moore-rose.com.
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Published in The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal on Aug. 19, 2013