Jeffrey Paul Ordway
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ORDWAY, JEFFREY PAUL; age 49; passed away suddenly on Monday, March 9, 2012. He is survived by his mother, Niceta Owen (Jim); sisters, Cheri Roman (Alex), Michele Ramirez (Bob), and Tina Ordway; five nieces and three nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother, John. Jeff is also survived by his extended family in Flat Rock and the downriver area. They include Tammy, Gary, Jimbo, Eloy, Kim, Tom, Jolanda, Sydney, Madison, Tommy, Bashar, and many, many more. His mother wishes to thank them all for the love and support they extended to Jeff. Jeff had his own company, Earthwerks Unlimited. A Memorial Service will be held in the Flat Rock area in the near future. Jeff's body has been donated to the Wayne State University School Of Medicine for the advancement of medical science and the welfare of mankind. The family requests any donations be sent to the University of Michigan Depression Center.

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Published in Heritage from Mar. 10 to Mar. 11, 2012.
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March 4, 2019
I find myself thinking of Jeff rather often. He would give me a hard time on misuse of a word or term as a friend. Remember well the hours I spent with him on the phone discussing business and working the Gulf Coast following Hurricane Katrina. He had quick wit and thoughts and was willing to help as he could. Jeff was open to asking for help or suggestions and thanking you for them but if he thought they was "dumb" or off the wall he would let you know that. No doubt his sister and all his family and friends miss him, including this friend.
Kenneth Thompson
March 27, 2012
just got back from yearly visit to fla.-what a shock to hear 'bout earthwerks-i will truly miss his witty posts-RIP
March 14, 2012
I am deeply saddened to learn of Jeff's passing.

I met Jeff in 2003 through the Tractorpoint site that I am the owner of. Jeff posted almost 4000 helpful and insightful messages on Tractorpoint. We all knew him as Earthwrks or EW for short.

A day without a message from EW was a rarity. Jeff had a good sense of humor and would often joist comically with numerous members, sometimes poking fun at the miss use of language or dialect, or one member's southern vernacular.

He also had fun vying for the position as my site's technical expert often times bantering techno speak with others on his equipment expertise. He also had a great understanding of language and regularly called out the “typo” errors made by other members.

Jeff was such a wonderful source of knowledge about tractors and how to do things with equipment. He reached out to hundreds of Tractorpoint members with great advice.

Jeff became a friend to all of us and he will be greatly missed!
Dennis Daly
March 14, 2012
I never met Jeff personally but corresponded regularly with him through the TractorPoint online forum. He was witty, intelligent, well informed and generously helpful to those who asked for help and advice, and he could banter with the best of us. He was an ardent supporter of doing things right and inspired others to do the same. Even though we never met in person I considered him a friend and his passing was deeply saddening. He will be missed.
Ken Schumm
March 14, 2012
I also meet Jeff on Remember it well. He was the kind of person who sought to do it the right way and felt doing what was right was important.

Sadly never met him nor even have seen a picture of him but we did talk on the phone many times and found him to be a very caring person who would also keep you straight.

Remember our last conversation as he was asking about my lastest need and being sure I understood his recommendation.

I have lost a true friend and pray one day to see him again.

We talked at least once about his brother and it was very obvious he loved him greatly. No doubt he cared about his family.

May God's grace be with you.
Kenneth Thompson
March 14, 2012
I was saddened to her of Jeff's passing. Even tho I only knew him by our correspondence on the Tractor Point website. I knew him as a friend without ever meeting face to face.
My condolences to Jeff's Mother, his Sisters, and their familys.
Frank Zieser
March 11, 2012
I only knew Jeff from his postings on Tractor Point discussion forum. He was witty, knowledgeable and I always enjoyed reading his posts.

Not much of a relationship is it? Yet I feel as though I've lost a close family member.

My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
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