Gurney Bleece Jordan (1936 - 2018)

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Mr. Jordan, 82 of Troy, NC died August 8, 2018 at home surrounded by his family. A Memorial Service will be held Friday, August 17, 2018, 1 PM at Heritage Funeral Home, 3700 Forest Lawn Dr. in Matthews NC. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn East Cemetery with full Military Honors, followed by a reception for friends and family.

Mr. Jordan was born May 23, 1936 in Montgomery County NC to the late Gurney F. Jordan and Bernice Stevens Jordan. He was most proud of his service to his county, retiring as a Master Sergeant after 20 years of service in the US Air Force where his last years were serving at the Pentagon. Later he oversaw the Montgomery Community College Auto-Tech Department where he also retired after 20 years. Besides being an avid gardener, he was the fix-it guy who could fix or build anything. Being a jack of all trades was an understatement in his case.

His survivors include his wife of nearly 60 years, Lesley Jordan of Troy; son, Dale Jordan (Jennifer) of Fort Lauderdale; Susan Jordan, daughter in law of Charlotte; grandchildren, Rick Jordan II, Jenna Jordan and Matthew SantaLucia; sisters, Ola Mae Hunlin and Jerri Jordan; brothers, Melvin Jordan and Marion Jordan. He was predeceased by his beloved son Rick Jordan in 2017.

The family asks that in lieu of flowers, memorials be sent to Disabled American Veterans at

An online guest and condolence registry is available at


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Weddington/Matthews Chapel - Matthews
3700 Forest Lawn Drive
Matthews, NC 28104
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Published in Charlotte Observer on Aug. 12, 2018
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