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Berry Funeral Home

3704 Chapman Highway, Knoxville, TN

OBITUARY

Frank David Jordan Jr.

November 25, 1927July 3, 2019
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Frank David Jordan, Jr., age 91 of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. He retired from the Knoxville News Sentinel in 1989 as The ShowTime Editor after a life-long career in the newspaper business. Frank served our country as a member of The United States Navy. He was a faithful Christian who served the Lord in Graystone Presbyterian Church, South Knoxville Baptist Church and Island Home Baptist Church. He and his wife, Sally, were charter members of Mended Hearts at Baptist Hospital and ministered each week to cardiac patients. Frank was a member of The South Knoxville Optimist Club and The Lift Group. He was devoted to his family and shared his faith with others throughout his life. Frank was a resident at NHC Farragut for the last five years and eagerly participated in all activities. He personally welcomed all new residents and was a source of encouragement to all those around him. He is preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Sally Adkins Jordan; son, David Jordan III; parents, Frank David Jordan Sr., and Alma Loehr Jordan. He is survived by his daughter, Margaret (Bob) Webb; daughter-in-law, Carol Jordan; grandchildren, Davey (Monica) Jordan, Andrew (Kim) Jordan and Sarah Webb; great-grandchildren, Chandler Jordan and soon to arrive, Charlotte Jordan. A Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 11:00am-12:00pm in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy Knoxville, TN 37920. Funeral to follow with Rev. Tim Fleeger officiating. Family and friends will go in procession to Woodlawn Cemetery, 4500 Woodlawn Pike, Knoxville for a 1:00pm Interment.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Funeral Saturday, July 6, 2019
  • Graveside Service Saturday, July 6, 2019

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Stan Boyd

July 5, 2019

Margaret and family,

I'm very saddedned to learn of Mr. Jordan's passing. He and your entire familiy were always wonderful neighbors and good friends. I deeply appreciate how he mowed my mother's lawn for years after my father's death, I have fantastic memories of South High School homecomming floats being built in your driveway, playing horse on the basketball goal and your beautiful collie dog Cherry. I still have and make the recipes for "Sally Jordan's Cheese Grits" and a wonderful rice dish with mushrooms and water chestnuts that you shared with us.

I will always remember Mr. Jordan and you're familiy with great warmth and I'm so very sorry for your loss.

Stan Boyd

Jim Balloch

July 4, 2019

I worked under Frank at the News Sentinel for many years. He was the kind of boss everyone would like to have, a good friend, and a fine man.

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Biography

Frank David Jordan, Jr., age 91 of Knoxville, Tennessee passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 3, 2019. He retired from the Knoxville News Sentinel in 1989 as The ShowTime Editor after a life-long career in the newspaper business. Frank served our country as a member of The United States Navy. He was a faithful Christian who served the Lord in Graystone Presbyterian Church, South Knoxville Baptist Church and Island Home Baptist Church. He and his wife, Sally, were charter members of Mended Hearts at Baptist Hospital and ministered each week to cardiac patients. Frank was a member of The South Knoxville Optimist Club and The Lift Group. He was devoted to his family and shared his faith with others throughout his life. Frank was a resident at NHC Farragut for the last five years and eagerly participated in all activities. He personally welcomed all new residents and was a source of encouragement to all those around him. He is preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, Sally Adkins Jordan; son, David Jordan III; parents, Frank David Jordan Sr., and Alma Loehr Jordan. He is survived by his daughter, Margaret (Bob) Webb; daughter-in-law, Carol Jordan; grandchildren, Davey (Monica) Jordan, Andrew (Kim) Jordan and Sarah Webb; great-grandchildren, Chandler Jordan and soon to arrive, Charlotte Jordan. A Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 6, 2019 from 11:00am-12:00pm in the chapel of Berry Funeral Home, 3704 Chapman Hwy Knoxville, TN 37920. Funeral to follow with Rev. Tim Fleeger officiating. Family and friends will go in procession to Woodlawn Cemetery, 4500 Woodlawn Pike, Knoxville for a 1:00pm Interment.