Jay Marvin Jordan, 45, passed away at the University Medical Center on Wednesday, June 17, 2009, due to an accidental gunshot wound incurred while cleaning his gun.
Jay will be remembered for his great sense of humor, his unending love for his children and his generous nature.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 pm today at Wright and Ferguson in Ridgeland. Services will be held at Parkway Hills United Methodist Church on Saturday, June 20, 2009, with visitation at 10 am and the funeral service at 11 am. Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park.
Jay was born in Jackson, Mississippi on July 28, 1963. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1981 and Mississippi College in 1985. Jay was a member of the PGA since 1985 and was currently the head golf professional at Castlewoods Country club. Jay was an accomplished golf instructor and led the Northwest Rankin High School golf team to win the state championship in 2005. He was a loving husband, daddy, son, and brother to his family and he was loved by many friends. Jay will always be remembered and deeply missed.
He was preceded in death by his father, Marvin Jordan; his grandparents, Roy and Mary Kelly McCarley; and his grandfather Bert Jordan.
Jay is survived by his wife, Laurie Prestridge Jordan, his son, Austin Jay and his daughter, Aubree Anne, all of Madison; his mother, Kay Jordan Lewis and her husband, George Lewis of Clinton; his sisters, Kathy Nye of Clinton and Grace Knochel of Ocean Springs, MS; his grandmother, Mary Louise Jordan of Jackson and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
Published by Clarion Ledger on Jun. 19, 2009.