Funeral services for Ralph Jordan, 83, of Lufkin, will be held Monday, March 11, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in the Carroway Funeral Home Chapel in Lufkin with Brother Wayne Bickley officiating. Interment will follow in the Huntington Cemetery. Mr. Jordan was born March 6, 1930 in Angelina County, Texas to the late Lillie Mae (Smith) and James Roy Jordan. He died Thursday, March 7, 2013 at his residence. Mr. Jordan was a retired self-employed brick mason and had lived in Lufkin all his life. He served his country in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Mr. Jordan was a loving husband and father, and worked hard all of his life. He enjoyed fishing and hunting. Mr. Jordan was of the Baptist faith. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Curtis Rye of Lufkin; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Leigh Anne Jordan of Huntington, Leslie and Joanna Jordan of Lufkin; four grandchildren, Phillip Rye and wife Misty, Brianna Brown and husband Andy, Brittney Jordan, and Shelby Jordan; five great grandchildren, Braden and Garrett Rye, Grace and Riley Brown, and Kylar Hannah; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Laurell Jordan of Arp; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Preceding Mr. Jordan in death were his wife, Velma Faye Jordan, and sister, Mildred Carter. Pallbearers will be Phillip Rye, Andy Brown, Shelby Jordan, Wallace Warner, Bo Williford and Sam Anderson. The family will welcome friends and loved ones from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home in Lufkin. Memories and condolences may be added at www.carrowayfuneralhome.com. Carroway Funeral Home, Lufkin, directors
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Published in The Lufkin Daily News from Mar. 9 to Mar. 10, 2013