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Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home

2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, TX

OBITUARY

Larry Granville Jordan

25 February, 194718 May, 2020

Larry Granville "Papa" Jordan, age 73, passed from this world to that of our Heavenly Father on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Scott & White Medical Center in Round Rock, TX.

Larry was born in Dallas, TX on February 25, 1947, the only child of his loving parents, Lawrence Cecil and Ina Dee Jordan. He was a gifted and hard-working young man, playing the trumpet in the high school and ROTC band at W.H. Adamson High School in Dallas, TX. Larry's dream was to become a test pilot in the US Navy. After high school graduation in 1965, he attended Texas A&M University in College Station, serving in the Corps of Cadets. Tragically, his dream of becoming a pilot ended when he was critically injured in an accident during the Texas A&M Homecoming bonfire event. After a long recovery, Larry was unable to continue attending Texas A&M. He took a full time job at Frito-Lay in Dallas, TX, and enrolled in night classes to study engineering. Over the next 15 years at Frito-Lay, Larry used his exceptional intellect, creativity, and work ethic to grow into an expert in the field of process equipment design and fabrication. He branched into additional career opportunities which led to one of his greatest accomplishments in 1992, the cofounding of Project Services Group (PSG), Inc, in Dallas, TX. With his business partners, Larry grew PSG into an organization with a nationally known reputation of exceptional customer service and project success. As proud as he was of PSG's accomplishments, he was even more thankful for the friendships he developed with his PSG family.

Throughout his life, Larry mastered many hobbies and skills. Never one to sit by while others worked, Larry gave 110% to anything he tried. His interests were varied, and he loved sharing what he learned with his family. His injury during college made activities more difficult for him, but he pushed himself twice as hard as anyone else. He excelled at fishing, hunting, wood carving, gardening, competition shooting, model airplanes, wine making, and in his later years cooking and baking. Larry always went out of his way to help others, and touched so many lives with his generosity, kindness, and humor.

Larry was blessed with two marriages in his life. His first marriage in 1968 to Sharon Murphy (Jordan) gave him two daughters who adored their Daddy, Lori and Shannon. His second marriage to his devoted wife, Dana Crew Jordan, was full of joy, laughs, and Larry's delicious cooking. Together they built a home, a vineyard, and enjoyed their retirement. Larry's marriage to Dana brought him the additional blessing of his conversion to Catholicism. Larry took great comfort in his faith and the guidance of the Catholic Church. In true "Larry Jordan" style, he whole heartedly took on his role as a faithful servant and pillar of his community.

One of Larry’s greatest loves was being a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was the Faithful Navigator of The Father Abram J. Ryan Assembly Fourth Degree, which he served for two years. The Father Abram J. Ryan Assembly is the largest and oldest assembly in Texas. He was awarded Knight of the Year in 2009.

Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years, Dana Crew Jordan of Liberty Hill; his daughters Lori Jordan and Shannon Jordan; his step-daughters Jennifer Crew Baker and Melissa Crew Brady; his sons-in-law Edward Brady and Michael Spencer; his grandchildren "the Little Kids" Heather, Chaney, McKenzie, Brady, Daniel, Megan, Colton, Riley, Ryan, Mason, and Lexi; his great grandchildren Cannon and Harlow; their loyal dog, Boomer.

The funeral will be held on Friday, May 22, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church in Florence, Texas. Burial will follow the funeral at Our Lady of the Rosary Cemetery and Prayer Gardens in Georgetown, Texas.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Heart Association.

  • FAMILY

  • Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years, Dana Crew Jordanl; his daughters, Lori Jordan and Shannon Jordan; his step-daughters, Jennifer Crew Baker and Melissa Crew Brady; his sons-in-law, Edward Brady and Michael Spencer; his grandchildren "the Little Kids", Heather, Chaney, McKenzie, Brady, Daniel, Megan, Colton, Riley, Ryan, Mason, and Lexi; his great grandchildren, Cannon and Harlow; their loyal dog, Boomer.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Edward Brady
  • Michael Spencer
  • Gerry Dollinger
  • Dan Bolen
  • Mark Boswell
  • Brad Boswell
  • DONATIONS

  • American Heart Association

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, 22 May , 2020

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, 22 May , 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Friday, 22 May , 2020

Memories

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Michael Peraino

May 28, 2020

Larry was a wonderful friend who seemed to love just about anyone he met. He had a gental child like soul that seemed endlessly happy about life, God, his wife, children and his dog Boomer. We shared a love for baking and we exchanded recipes and tips fairly often.

The world would sure be a better place if more people were like him. I'm a better person for knowing him, and the times we had together. I hope to meet up with him again someday.




Gerry Dollinger

May 23, 2020

I first met Larry in 1974 when I went to work at the same company where Larry was employed. He worked in the Engineering Dept. and I worked in the fabrication shop. Larry's drawings were always exemplary: They were concise, clear and accurate. He was a class act.

I lived close to his house in Irving and I would visit with him and his family, Sharon and his two "little kids," Lori and Shannon. It was delightful to go there and I enjoyed it very much. Little did I know that Larry, Mark and I would one day start a business together at his dining room table!

Larry was so talented he seemed to excel at everything. He got such a joy out of life and that joy seemed to be infectious: He would elevate the conversation just being in the room.

He later married Dana and got two more daughters, Melissa and Jennifer. I loved to visit with them too. He moved to the country, joined the Knights of Columbus and just kept spreading the joy around. If you Google "good guy" Larry's picture ought to come up.

One day at PSG, Larry was talking about how another driver had pulled a dumb stunt and Larry had to avoid colliding with him. Instead of being angry Larry just said that he figured that God must have sent him that driver to take care of. God must have entrusted that driver to him. Well, right then I stole Larry's perspective. From that day on I used Larry's attitude when I drive and it keeps me from letting some jerk turn ME in to a jerk. Knowing Larry made me a better person.

And I think that is Larry's legacy. He left the world and all of us better off for his being here. I don't think we feel a hole in our lives because he died. I think we feel a hole at his passing because he put so much INTO our lives! Death only happens once; but Larry lived 73 years. Death can neither diminish nor erase Larry's contribution to this world.

We don't miss Larry because he died. We miss him because he lived!

Brenda Kendrick

May 22, 2020

As everyone knows, Larry was a sweet, quite, and kind man. The most profound memory is when he prayed in front of the church. He prayed a prayer that was so real and genuine and so heartfelt. It was like God was sitting right next to him!! I will never forget it. You never know when you will make an impact on someone. It could be with a simple prayer. Thank you for the impact you left.

Brenda Kendrick

May 22, 2020

As everyone knows, Larry was a sweet, quite, and kind man. The most profound memory is when he prayed in front of the church. He prayed a prayer that was so real and genuine and so heartfelt. It was like God was sitting right next to him!! I will never forget it. You never know when you will make an impact on someone. It could be with a simple prayer. Thank you for the impact you left.

Stan Martin

May 22, 2020

First met Larry when I started work as an engineer for Frito-Lay in 1976. Larry worked in our fabrication shop and made frequent trips to the engineer building to pick up drawings from the drafting department. Larry was always smiling, happy and very friendly plus he was smart. I left Frito-Lay in 1979 to work for Zoecon but kept track of Larry.
I changed jobs a few times and then landed an engineering position at Mary Kay. I knew Larry was at Project Services Group and his company could be a great benefit to fabricate and make installation of new equipment I was bringing in as part of my project work. Larry and Mark had assembled a great group of skilled fabricators and skilled installers. We did numerous projects during my 13 years at Mary Kay.
After retirement I got a lead for some consulting work at Pro-Line. I knew I needed help so I went to Larry and we worked out a deal that was great for PSG and me. I got to know and to love working with Larry's daughter Lori.
I will miss Larry and regret no checking in with him more often. Blessings to the family.
Stan

David Phillippi

May 22, 2020

I met Larry in January of 1993 when I started with PSG, and have always referred to him as one of the nicest people I had ever known.
Larry never had a negative, or bad thing to say about anyone or anything.
He was a very smart man that loved to tinker with things like myself, and I’m sure he could have taught me a few more things.
I remember Larry always being optimistic about everything, especially when things when wrong with a project.
Larry would always say, (It’s going to get better) and he said it all the time.
Then after he retired, I realized that he may have meant that it was going to get better for him because of retirement!
I now regret not making time to visit him after he retired, I’m sure he could have taught me a few more things.
I am honored to have known and worked with him, he will be greatly missed by me.

James Balsam

May 22, 2020

We became friends after Larry and Dana moved to Burnet. They bought/built a house just blocks from us. He was a man of generosity and loved to tell stories of his experiences or his latest recipe. Simply put, the man enjoyed life and never let his injuries slow him down. While in Burnet he was very active in our KC council, got us all custom embroidered shirts and caps. He rarely missed a meeting or a fund raiser, always willing to help and work. I spoke to him one week before he died about his biscuit recipe and he sounded as chipper as always. The world lost a great man, but now he is rejoicing forever with the Lord, saints and angels along with the best biscuits in the universe. Miss you Larry.
Jim and Debbie Balsam, Burnet TX

Stephen Cowan

May 22, 2020

I had the pleasure of meeting Larry in the mid 90’s as a customer of PSG. Larry, Mark, Gerry, and Steve were special to work with. It was more than a business relationship. Working with them felt like part of something special. Larry was the quiet achiever, turning ideas into practical machines, and with constant good humour. Larry’s humour came through in the quiet observation and comment. Larry made everyone around him look good. Despite the distance, time and miles, I feel I have lost a friend. My thoughts are with Larry’s family at this time.

Mark Boswell

May 21, 2020

Larry was a great friend and partner– always so very positive and managed to make you smile every time you were around him.
So true my buddy Dan said his optimism was always infectious, combined with being a true gentleman.
He was so incredibly smart, and made everything seem so easy. His quick wit was so funny and he had a nickname for everyone.

We started PSG together in his kitchen with a plan to be a small company with just a few guys.
We had no money, but our friends and family helped us and we rented an auto shop with 1 bay, and Larry got us our 1st job.
He said if I hired anyone else he would quit, but the next day we hired more people.
His relentless hard work continued to build our company for 17 more years because people knew and trusted Larry.

PSG had some fun projects – Larry bought an airboat after he became a fishing guide, but then built a huge airboat with a corvette engine for salt water – he really blew everything away out back when he started those propellers up.

Larry rarely got mad, but when my smart-aleck nephew came in and told him he just got a raise he could not refuse and they hired him a helper, Larry got so mad he asked me to give him a check just to go and stay home!
One time Larry just bought a new expensive coffee maker, and one of his designers took it apart to adjust the temperature because it was too hot– he was so mad!

In business he never wanted to see financials, he just said tell me if it is black or red!
Of course Larry would do anything for you anytime, and he never asked for help, and always just said “yes sir”.

Larry was simple, honest and kind, and a great friend.

SHARON SNYDER

May 21, 2020

Larry was a very creative and talented man. He could design just about anything. When faced with a new project, he would often wake up in the middle of the night and say "Ok, I've got it. I know how to do it now". He used to say he liked drawing his creations because it was like building them without getting his hands dirty. He held U.S. patents on two of the machines he designed and built during his career. He never gave himself credit for how truly talented and special he was. He will always be loved and missed.

FROM THE FAMILY

Biography

Larry Granville "Papa" Jordan, age 73, passed from this world to that of our Heavenly Father on Monday, May 18, 2020 at Scott & White Medical Center in Round Rock, TX. Larry was born in Dallas, TX on February 25, 1947, the only child of his loving parents, Lawrence Cecil and Ina Dee Jordan. He was a gifted and hard-working young man, playing the trumpet in the high school and ROTC band at W.H. Adamson High School in Dallas, TX. Larry's dream was to become a test pilot in the US Navy. After high school graduation in 1965, he attended Texas A&M University in College Station, serving in the Corps of Cadets. Tragically, his dream of becoming a pilot ended when he was critically injured in an accident during the Texas A&M Homecoming bonfire event. After a long recovery, Larry was unable to continue attending Texas A&M. He took a full time job at Frito-Lay in Dallas, TX, and enrolled in night classes to study engineering. Over the next 15 years at Frito-Lay, Larry used his exceptional intellect, creativity, and work ethic to grow into an expert in the field of process equipment design and fabrication. He branched into additional career opportunities which led to one of his greatest accomplishments in 1992, the cofounding of Project Services Group (PSG), Inc, in Dallas, TX. With his business partners, Larry grew PSG into an organization with a nationally known reputation of exceptional customer service and project success. As proud as he was of PSG's accomplishments, he was even more thankful for the friendships he developed with his PSG family.

Throughout his life, Larry mastered many hobbies and skills. Never one to sit by while others worked, Larry gave 110% to anything he tried. His interests were varied, and he loved sharing what he learned with his family. His injury during college made activities more difficult for him, but he pushed himself twice as hard as anyone else. He excelled at fishing, hunting, wood carving, gardening, competition shooting, model airplanes, wine making, and in his later years cooking and baking. Larry always went out of his way to help others, and touched so many lives with his generosity, kindness, and humor.

Larry was blessed with two marriages in his life. His first marriage in 1968 to Sharon Murphy (Jordan) gave him two daughters who adored their Daddy, Lori and Shannon. His second marriage to his devoted wife, Dana Crew Jordan, was full of joy, laughs, and Larry's delicious cooking. Together they built a home, a vineyard, and enjoyed their retirement. Larry's marriage to Dana brought him the additional blessing of his conversion to Catholicism. Larry took great comfort in his faith and the guidance of the Catholic Church. In true "Larry Jordan" style, he whole heartedly took on his role as a faithful servant and pillar of his community.

One of Larry’s greatest loves was being a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was the Faithful Navigator of The Father Abram J. Ryan Assembly Fourth Degree, which he served for two years. The Father Abram J. Ryan Assembly is the largest and oldest assembly in Texas. He was awarded Knight of the Year in 2009.

Larry is survived by his beloved wife of 21 years, Dana Crew Jordan of Liberty Hill; his daughters Lori Jordan and Shannon Jordan; his step-daughters Jennifer Crew Baker and Melissa Crew Brady; his sons-in-law Edward Brady and Michael Spencer; his grandchildren "the Little Kids" Heather, Chaney, McKenzie, Brady, Daniel, Megan, Colton, Riley, Ryan, Mason, and Lexi; his great grandchildren Cannon and Harlow; their loyal dog, Boomer.