Robert Jorden

August 25, 1932November 24, 2012

CSM Major Robert E “Bob” Jorden

LEESVILLE – CSM Major Robert E. “Bob” Jorden, US. Army Retired, 80, died Saturday, November 24, 2012. Born in Cartersville County, GA August 25, 1932, he was the son of the late Whitt and Mary Jorden. Bob was widowed by his wife of 54 wonderful years, Ruth “Booger” Jorden. CSM. Jorden served twenty three years in the United States Army. He also served twenty three years with the South Carolina Job Service and retired as the State Rural Manpower Service Director. CSM. Jorden served two combat tours in Korea and two combat tours in Vietnam. His awards include the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars with one Service Star, Combat Infantry Badge with Star, Air Medal with Bronze Star, Presidential Unit Citation and numerous Service Awards. Bob was a forty five year Mason and a forty four year member of the Jamil Shrine Temple. He was a member of the Greenville Board of Governors of the Greenville Shriners Hospital. Bob lived in the Great State of Texas until moving to South Carolina. Bob loved South Carolina and her wonderful people and will join his wife who is buried at Fort Jackson National Cemetery in Columbia, SC. Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Caughman-Harman Funeral Home, Lexington Chapel with burial at 2:00 p.m. in Fort Jackson National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Daughters of the Nile, Arabi Temple # 141, 206 Jamil Road, Columbia, SC 29210. Bob is survived by his nephew, John Roberts and family now stationed with the United States Air Force in Germany. Bob also enjoyed his God Child, Marsha Oswalt - Long and her husband, Leonard Long and their daughter, Madison Jorden Long and his dear friend, Joan Damron. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. John Brown, Dr. Alan Paysinger and Dr. Mark Ezekiel and the nursing staff at Newberry County Memorial Hospital.


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 27, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 28, 2012

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Harry Stegall

November 28, 2012

Bob and Booger together again. What a great pair for the shrine. You both are truely missed. Always a kind word and a warm smile What an example for us all to follow. Harry & Joanne Stegall Myrtle Beach SC

Gloria Altman

November 28, 2012

Dennis and I loved both Bob & Booger. The two of them are now together again.
Love and miss them dearly.

November 28, 2012

Bob and Booger together again. What a great team for the shrine. You both are missed by many. I am proud to have been a friend to them both. God Bless You. Harry Stegall

nicole morris

November 28, 2012

I knew Mr. Bob and Mrs. Booger and they were wonderful individuals. They are going to be truly missed. The Lord has two beautiful and extremely intelligent angels.
God bless!
Nicole Morris and family
Gilbert, SC

Bob and Betty Plant

November 28, 2012

We remember many happy times with Bob and Booger. Now at last they will be for always that happy loving couple we remember.

Bob Hall

November 28, 2012

For those who never had the opportunity to meet Bob and Booger, you truly missed two of the most honest and wonderful individuals anyone could call a friend. Their compassion for those children who were in need of the care provided by the Shrines Hospital was unsurpassed by none I have known.

Bob was one of the most kind individuals anyone could know. Although strict in his opinions, he was protective of his friends.

Bob will truly be missed by those of us who were touched at some point in our lives. His love for his fellow man showed in his everyday actions.

I am sure Bob and Booger are now hand in hand rejoicing they are together again able to see each other.

November 27, 2012

Bob and Booger were wonderful people. We will dearly miss them.
Steve & Linda Tucker

The Staff of Caughman-Harman Funeral Home

November 27, 2012

Offering our deepest condolences during this difficult time.

November 26, 2012

Bob was a very caring person. A very big supporter of Shriner's Hospital. We all will miss him. He has gone to join his beloved wife Booger. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ann & Dwight Burrell