James William Jordan

November 17, 1918April 12, 2014

James William Jordan, passed away Saturday April 12, 2014 in Louisville.

He was born on November 17, 1918. Bill was a long time resident of Connellsville, PA. He is survived by his wife of sixty-eight years, Emma Jean as well as his daughter, Karen Sutton (Bob) and two grandchildren, Stacie Ingram (Shane) and Jessica Slucher (Justin) as well as three great-grandchildren of Louisville, KY and one daughter Kathleen (Clayton) of Raleigh, NC.

Bill was a purple-heart Veteran of WWII. He was on Normandy beach on D day. He was a demolition specialist with the 112th Combat Engineers. He was a bridge builder, a card-player, a good man, a great father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He will be truly missed.

His funeral will be Tuesday April 15, 2014 at Arch L. Heady at Resthaven. Expressions of sympathy are suggested to Disabled American Vets.


  • Funeral Service Tuesday, April 15, 2014

James William Jordan

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Shannon Jupin

April 26, 2014

I was so heartbroken to hear of Bill's passing. I was blessed to have known him. He was a great man that will be truly missed.

Melinda James

April 15, 2014

Dear Karen, Bob and Family, we were so sorry to hear of the loss of your Karen's dad. I so wish that I could be there to hug on you. Your family is so dear to us. Please know that our prayers surround you today and in the days to come. May God surround you with His love, peace and comfort. We love you and miss you, dear friends! Melinda and Danny

April 15, 2014

Thank you for your service to our country. Rest in God's eternal peace. From a grateful American.

Nikki North

April 15, 2014

I had the great honor of meeting and getting to know Bill the last couple of months at Meadowview. He has certainly left a lasting impression on my heart and I will miss him very much. I am just finishing up his autobiography that he was so kind to let me copy and take with me on my honeymoon. The more my husband and I read the more I understand of how truly blessed I am to have known a man such as Bill. I will keep Emma in my prayers as well as the rest of your family. The world has certainly lost a true hero.

Bill & Pam

April 15, 2014

Karen, you and Bob are so dear to us and, therefore, so is your family. Bill has some interesting memories of the trip he and Bob made to PA and he first met your dad. He loved Bill's cooking, especially his stuffed pork chops. We know and understand the sense of loss that you and your family are experiencing. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our love to you all, Bill & Pam

April 14, 2014

Prayers and many memories are with your family... May GOD wrap your family in comfort... love millie and grandy dixon

April 14, 2014

Loved Uncle Bill. Prayers for Aunt Emma Jean, Kathy, Karen, and their families.

Gary Glover

April 14, 2014

I had the privilege to know James Jordan, if only for a short time. It was an honor to meet a hero that rushed onto Omaha Beach on June 6th, 1944 as part of the first wave of combat engineers. As a fellow veteran I salute him and he will live in my memory always.

Sue & Rodney

April 14, 2014

Karen, so sorry for the loss of your father. Such tough times caring for and losing our parents. Or prayers r with u and all of your family. Rodney and Sue.

April 14, 2014

I spent many a happy days at your house in Connellsville when I was younger and always felt at home with your dad, mom, and you my cousins. I also have great memories of all of us at Maple Grove or Ohiopyle for family picnics and getting together at holiday times. Your dad and I had fun corresponding via the internet these past few years. Wow! Learning to use the internet in his 90's--was there nothing he wouldn't try? Occasionally we'd talk on the phone too and he'd give me that Uncle Bill laugh that would warm me from head to toe. We may be far away in miles, but he and your family will always be close in my heart. May he now enjoy eternal joy and comfort with the Lord and will await to be reunited with him for eternity. May God bless and comfort Aunt Emma Jean, Kathy, Karen, and their families as you mourn his passing.