Bert Leslie Lordahl III
August 17, 1949 – April 1, 2021
Bert Leslie “Les” Lordahl, III, (71), of Jacksonville, FL, passed away unexpectantly on Thursday, April 1, 2021. He was born in Atlanta, GA, on August 17, 1949, to Bettie Ann Lordahl (Smith) and Bert Leslie Lordahl, Jr. Les graduated from Englewood High School in Jacksonville, FL. He married Nancy Marie Box on April 17, 1969. Les was raised in the family HVAC business alongside his father. He became a mechanical contractor, and in 1980 opened his own business, Les’ Heat and Air Conditioning Services, Inc. His business motto was, “Why pay more when you can pay Les.” He was a member of NE Florida Builders Association, Jacksonville Air Conditioning and Contractors Association, and an inaugural/annual ticket holder of the Jacksonville Jaguars. He also loved his family, golf, gambling trips to Biloxi and Tampa, playing softball, gardening and had a passion for cooking. He was a great cook, and especially liked spicy foods that included various hot peppers. He also enjoyed many trips to the dog track in prior years with his father-in-law, Ken Box, and lovingly cared for his mother-in-law, Marie Box, both of whom also pre-deceased him.
Les was a kind, loving and devoted husband to Nancy, and a dedicated family man to his children and grandchildren. He was someone who could be depended upon, and was much loved by his family and many friends. He is remembered as always having a smile on his face and being one who brightened the room with his boisterous personality and sense of humor. He was the life of any gathering, and his presence is sorely missed.
Les was preceded in death by his mother and father (Bettie and Bert Lordahl), and his youngest son (Shane Edward Lordahl). Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 51 years, Nancy Lordahl; his oldest son, Bert Leslie Lordahl, IV; his grandson, Bert Leslie Lordahl, V; his granddaughter, Karli Nicole Lordahl; his brothers, Mark Douglas Lordahl and John Bruce Lordahl; his sister, Joy Ann Lordahl (Josie); his nephews, Joshua Lee Lordahl (Mackenzie), and Bradley Allen Lordahl; his niece, Lyndsie Ann Lordahl; as well as numerous great-nieces and great-nephews, other relatives, and many great friends.
Hardage-Giddens Greenlawn Funeral Home, 4300 Beach Blvd., Jacksonville, FL 32207, is serving the family. A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Greenlawn Cemetery located at 4300 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville, Florida. A Celebration of Life will be scheduled at a later date due to Covid.
Thursday, April 8, 2021
Bert Leslie Lordahl III
April 10, 2021
We just found out today of Les’s passing. We were so shocked. Les has been a part of our lives for so many years . He lived beside john on east road and then in our neighborhood for so many years. I just cant believe he is gone . I saw him so many Sunday’s at the grocery store, he always said we had to quit meeting like this that John and Nancy would
Wonder about us. That was his great sense of humor. We spent so many tailgating times at the Jaguar games . RIP my friend love angela and john bledsoe
April 7, 2021
Les was one of the best. Will remember him always. Oh so many nights we spent playing Back-Alley bridge, babies sleeping on puffy pallets at our feet. Easter bar b q’s, football games, Nancy’s famous tacos,. So many memories will live with me forever. RIP Les.
April 6, 2021
Nancy and Family- Please know how sad I am to learn of the passing of Leslie. I have such fond memories of all of us (Nancy, Leslie, Roy, and me) in the years gone by. We shared some wonderful times! Leslie had such an infectious smile and laugh that put everyone in a good mood. Cherish all the wonderful memories and know that this will help you during this difficult time. You all remain in my thoughts and prayers!
April 5, 2021
I knew Les for over 20 years. He was a great golf partner at Deer Creek country club and always had a smile on his face and having fun. I was a contractor and used his company for our air conditioning work. He always did a great job and treated everyone fairly. He will be missed.
April 4, 2021
I am so sad to learn about Les’ death. He was such a great guy! I will miss his smart-alecky self!