Orin Osco Jordan was born in Parsons, Tenn. on Jan. 11, 1930 to John E. and Bertha Taylor Jordan. He went to be with the Lord on Nov. 16, 2021 at the age of 91.
Orin lived a full life that was blessed in so many ways. He was saved in the First Baptist Church of Parsons at a young age. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, being stationed at Camp Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado. That is where he met his wife, Dixie Howey Jordan. They were married in 1953, and they celebrated their 65th anniversary before Dixie died in 2018. They had two children, Stan and Jan. Unfortunately, Jan was born with congenital heart defects, and she passed away at the age of 24 in 1982.
Orin graduated from Memphis State College in 1956 with an accounting degree. He was hired by Southern Bell and began his career in Nashville. He was transferred to the main office in Atlanta in 1960. He worked in the comptroller’s office as a programmer and a data systems analyst for 30 years. After his retirement, he played golf with his group most week days until he had to stop and care for Dixie because of her medical problems.
Orin was a committed husband, father and grandfather. He loved golf and baseball, as well as talking with his friends and family. He took such good care of Dixie, eventually having to do the cooking and cleaning himself. He was soft spoken and paid attention to details.
Orin was preceded in death by his wife, Dixie, and his daughter, Jan.
He is survived by his sister, Elsie Curtis and her husband, Wayne; his son, John Stanley Jordan, Sr. and his wife Chris, of Stockbridge, GA; his grandchildren, Lori Loomis and her husband Jeff of Tokyo, Japan, Dixie White and her husband Stacy and John Stanley Jordan, Jr. and his wife, Gao Foua of Aliquippa, PA; as well as seven great-grandchildren, Kade, Avenly, Jacob, Joshua, Mercy, Taylor and Maila.
The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 19, 2021 at North Henry Baptist Church in Stockbridge with Pastor Stan Jordan officiating. The burial will be at 11 a.m. in Parsons, Tenn. on Nov. 20, 2021. The family will receive guests at North Henry Baptist Church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Nov. 19, 2021.