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JORDAN, Robert S. Robert S. "Bob" Jordan, loving husband, father of three children and grandfather of seven, died on August 10, 2018 at the age of 87 of natural causes. He was born on January 19, 1931 in Ashland, AL. From an early age, Bob learned the value of hard work. He shined shoes, served popcorn at a local movie theater, worked as a grease monkey on a drag line and harvested corn fields throughout the mid west. He graduated from Ashland High School before working his way through Auburn University by driving a milk delivery route and cutting hair until he was called into the Marine Corps. After serving, he returned to Auburn and upon graduation, entered the sales training program at Owens Corning Fiberglass. He traveled throughout the country before settling in Atlanta. At a New Years Day party in 1958, he met Jay Pharr. They married on November 22, 1958. In 1960, Bob became a real estate broker and joined Adams-Cates Company under the tutelage of his life mentor, John O. Chiles. Honored by Atlanta Magazine in 1963 as Young Man On The Go for his exceptional work ethic and enthusiasm for the business of real estate, Bob's star shone brightly. Two of his proudest achievements include bringing Marriott Hotel Company to Atlanta in 1963 and facilitating the sale and eventual development of over 3,000 acres of what is now known as Windward in Alpharetta, Ga. In 1967, Bob partnered with his dear friend Julian McCamey to form Jordan McCamey Properties. In 1971 Bob established his own firm, the Jordan Company, where he worked for the rest of his life. Bob enjoyed being a member of Peachtree Golf Club where he was President from 1989-1991, the Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, the Ponte Vedra Inn & Club, and a Life Member of the Piedmont Driving Club. Bob (or "Zook") as he was affectionately called by his grandchildren, loved military history, painting, travel, golf, college football, ice cream, cigars and good wine. And he was widely known for his impromptu performances of "Hambone". Bob Jordan believed that hard work, humility, and integrity are the full measure of a man. He will be remembered as a true gentleman, a good friend, a loving father and a devoted husband. Bob is survived by the love of his life, Jay Pharr Jordan; children Missy Redmon (Marshall), Jessica Walmsley (David), Rob Jordan Jr. (Emily); and grandchildren Jordan Redmon, Melissa Redmon, Henry Walmsley, George Walmsley, Robert Jordan III, Shelby Jordan, and Hollis Jordan. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 at 2:00 pm at Northside United Methodist Church, 2799 Northside Drive Atlanta, GA 30305 followed by a celebration of his life at Peachtree Golf Club, 4600 Peachtree Road Atlanta, GA 30319. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in honor of Robert S. Jordan to the Auburn University Foundation, College of Business General Scholarship Fund. Auburn University Foundation, Attn. Gift Processing, 317 S. College Street, Auburn, AL 36849. [email protected]
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Aug. 12 to Aug. 13, 2018
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