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November 06, 2019 - 00:00
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James Edward Jordan, 88, went home to be with the Lord and Savior Saturday, Nov. 2. He was a devoted husband and a special friend, and he will be deeply missed.

James was born Aug. 26, 1931 in Marlin. He grew up in Houston, graduating from the old Sam Houston High School located in downtown Houston in 1950, and graduated from the University of Houston after serving four years in the Air Force during the Korean Conflict. He earned two medals: National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.

His long and vibrant career was with Amoco Texas of 30 years in the field of exploration. He is survived by his loving wife, Martha Jean (Michie) Jordan.

James and Martha met in Sam Houston High School in 1950 and went their separate ways after graduation. They reconnected 52 years later and were married April 12, 2003, in the First Baptist Church in Columbus, where they both retired.

James is preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie Elbert Jordan and Eula Mae (Pittman) Jordan, and his sister Elinor Jordan Bridges.

The funeral service under the direction of Henneke Funeral Home will recognize his military record with the United States Air Force at the First Baptist Church, Columbus, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. A private burial will follow at Forest Park Lawn-dale Cemetery in Houston.

In lieu of customary remembrances, memorial contributions in James’ honor may be directed to First Baptist Church, 1700 Milam, Columbus, TX 78934 for their active mission programs or a charity of your choice.

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