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Joseph (Joe) Jordan III was born May 21, 1954 in San Francisco, CA to the parents of Joseph Jordan II and Melba Jordan. In 1966, the family relocated to Longview, Texas where Joe continued his formal education.
Joe honorably served in the United States Army for 21 years in the career field of Military Intelligence (33Z). He quickly advanced through the enlisted ranks and was selected for Sergeant Major ahead of his peers. During his time of service, he received numerous awards to include the Legion of Merit. Joe retired from the military in 1994. He then received a Graduate Degree in Computer Information from Webster University.
Shortly afterwards, Joe was employed by Cardinal Health as a sales agent for over 15 years. Joe happily volunteered at the El Paso Veteran Affairs Clinic. Prior to his passing, Joe served as a church greeter at Destiny Church where he was a member for 23 years.
Joe was an avid golfer, counselor to many people on finance, family, business, and home projects. More importantly he was a Christian and shared his journey of becoming a Christian to anyone who chose to listen. He was known to many as the “Spiritual Gangster.”
He was preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Melba Jordan, brother Rev. Steve Jordan, and grandson, Avery Allen Jordan.
Joe is survived by his dedicated, loving wife of 29 years Bridgette Jordan, his exceptional sons Marcus Jordan (Nasha) of Rancho Cucamonga, CA and Joseph E. Jordan of El Paso, TX; Two precious grandchildren Taylor and Tyler. Four sisters and one brother: Mabel Thomas of Longview, Texas, Betty Jordan of Grand Prairie, Texas, Renee Jordan of Garland, Texas, Joanne Jordan of Linden, Texas, Rayford Jordan (Jackie) of Longview, Texas. Sister-in-law Beverly Jordan (Steve) of Lawton, OK and a host of nieces, nephews and friends.
Memorial Service will begin at 12:00pm on Friday, July 22, 2022 at Destiny Family Christian Church, 9615 Dyer Street. Committal Service to follow at 2:00pm at Fort Bliss National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. (West Shelter)
Services entrusted to Sunset Funeral Home Northeast. Please visit his online memorial at www.sunsetfuneralhomes.net.
Friday, July 22, 2022
Starts at 12:00pm (Mountain time)
Friday, July 22, 2022
Starts at 2:00pm (Mountain time)
Fort Bliss National Cemetery
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