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John E. "Johnny" Jordan


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John E. "Johnny" Jordan Obituary
John E. Jordan, 86, passed away Sunday, September 9, 2018. A native of Waynesville, NC, Johnny was a retired electronics technician for NASA Langley. He served his country in the US Navy, graduated from NASA's apprentice school in 1962 and worked for NASA 30 years until his retirement in 1988. He was a member of Bethel Baptist Church. After his retirement, Johnny and Virginia spent the next years traveling and enjoying life together. Johnny particularly enjoyed watching his grandchildren participating in sports and activities, singing in the choir and Wednesday dinners at Bethel, breakfast with the ROMEO club, trips to Western North Carolina and fishing on Fontana Lake, visiting the Outer Banks, and family get-togethers. Johnny was preceded in death by his father, Robert Lee Jordan, Sr.; mother, Lillian Carmen Davis Jordan Webster and brother, Robert Jordan, Jr. He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Virginia Jordan; son, Thomas Lee Jordan (Tessa) of Seaford; daughter, Lisa Marie Jordan Bradshaw (Ronnie) of Poquoson; five grandchildren, Ryan, Trevor and Hope Jordan and Brett and Justin Bradshaw; brother, William A. "Bill" Jordan (Joyce) of Poquoson as well as a host of loving nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends 2:30-3:30 p.m. Sunday, September 16 at Bethel Baptist Church in Tabb, VA followed by a celebration of Johnny's life at 3:45 p.m. officiated by Rev. Doug Echols. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Parklawn Memorial Park in Hampton. Memorial contributions may be made to: Bethel Baptist Church, 1004 Yorktown Rd, Yorktown, VA 23693 or the Poquoson Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 2099, Poquoson, VA 23662. Claytor Rollins Funeral Home is in charge of services. Condolences to www.claytorrollins.com
Published in Daily Press on Sept. 14, 2018
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