Mr. Joseph “Clifford” Jordan, 95, of Elkin passed away Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family. Clifford was born Aug. 5, 1924, in Wilkes County to Joseph Luther and Alma Burchette Jordan.
Mr. Jordan served in the U.S. Army in World War II and received the Purple Heart Medal as a result of being wounded in action. He was a dedicated Christian and longtime member of Benham Baptist Church, where he served as deacon, Sunday school teacher, church clerk and treasurer. He was also a member of The Gideons International.
He was a willing servant and rose to the opportunities which came his way. He served with the N.C. Baptist Men, which gave him the opportunity to serve families in the eastern part of North Carolina working on storm-damaged homes. He worked locally with Habitat for Humanity.
Clifford worked at Chatham Mfg. as a machinist. He also was a longtime cattle and chicken farmer and enjoyed working with his bees as a beekeeper.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Eileen Johnson, and a brother, Quentin Jordan.
Survivors include his wife of 70 years, Ramona Settle Jordan of the home; two sons, Wayne Jordan and wife, Theressa, of Elkin, and Keith Jordan and wife, Brenda, of Huntersville; four grandchildren, Stacie Eller and husband, Eric, Melissa Smithey and husband, Mark, Dane Jordan and wife, Annette, and Erin Poole and husband, James; two step-grandchildren, Amy Mathis and husband, Davis, and Brad Higgins; nine great-grandchildren and one on the way; two step-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Rev. Kenneth Jordan and Charles Jordan, both of Roaring River.
A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday, Nov, 27, 2019, at 2 p.m. at Benham Baptist Church by Dr. Gary Byrd, Rev. Kenneth Jordan and Rev. Julius Blevins. Burial with full military honors will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends an hour prior to the service from 1-2 p.m. at the church.
Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Mountain Valley Hospice, 401 Technology Ln., Suite 200, Mount Airy, N.C., 27030; Baptist Children Homes of N.C., P.O. box 338, Thomasville, N.C., 27360; or the Gideons International, P.O. Box 140800, Nashville, Tenn., 37214-0800.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Mountain Valley Hospice and to all who helped care for Clifford.
Online condolences may be made to www.elkinfuneralservice.com
Services entrusted to Elkin Funeral Service.