George L Jordan
March 2, 1926 – October 7, 2020
George L Jordan, 94 of Seattle, WA. was born March 2,1926 in Dumas AR to George Jordan Sr. and Elvira Eatmon. He was the only child to this union having no brother or sisters. At an early age, his family moved to St. Louis, MO where he was raised. He graduated in 1944 from Sumner High School in St. Louis and soon after was inducted into the U.S. Navy. He was stationed at Sandpoint Naval Air Station in Seattle and discharged in 1946 in Bremerton WA. at which time he decided to remain in Washington State becoming employed by the Boeings Co. He went on to attend the University of Washington school of Pharmacy and graduated in 1953. While attending college he worked for the Maritime Association as a Longshoreman and advanced to Waterfront Checker. He also worked as a Pharmacist at Mayrand Drugstore in Seattle. In 1964 George and his wife Nettie decided to embark upon a quest to own their business and opened the doors of Jordan’s Drug and Grocery Center in Seattle WA. The business became a “One Stop Shop” which contained prescriptions, a complete line of groceries, cosmetics, film, movies, money orders and a deli which was known for it’s “spicy chicken”. This success was attributed to the many dedicated employees, both cashiers and Pharmacist who worked at Jordan’s. Over the years, Jordan worked many long hours, helped many people and community organizations and proudly served his community for 35 years, retiring in 1999. So many in the Seattle area knew, loved and respected him. Jordan was always a kind and generous person with a great sense of humor. He enjoyed comedy and loved jokes, like his dad George Jordan Sr. He loved travelling abroad and within the United States to visit family. He also enjoyed weekend excursions to the coast and fishing. Following his retirement, he loved working around the house, gardening and planting flowers with his daughter in the spring. Jordan was also the family photographer leaving behind many spectacular photos and videos for his family to remember all the memories created. Above all, he was an avid sports enthusiast, loving baseball, basketball, attending Super Bowls but was a diehard Seattle Seahawk fan with season tickets and attending games with his son and grandson. He loved his children and grandchildren always supporting them in their scholastic and athletic endeavors. Jordan was a lifetime member of the University of Washington Tyee Club and a proud lifetime member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. On Wednesday, October 7, 2020 George L. Jordan peacefully passed away and will forever be missed by those he leaves behind. He is survived by his wife Nettie Jordan, daughter Glenda Jordan-Buchanan and son Arlyn Jordan. Grandchildren Andre Piper Jordan (Tanesha), Aaron Jordan and Donny Buchanan. Great Grandchildren Andre Jordan Jr. and Piper Jordan and a host of relatives and friends. The family would like to sincerely thank everyone for your support and acts of love expressed with calls, cards, flowers and prayers. It is sincerely appreciated during this difficult time.
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George L Jordan
October 19, 2020
It is with great sorrow that the Brothers of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and the past and present fellow initiates of the Gamma Eta Chapter mourn the passing of our beloved Brother George Jordan. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
October 15, 2020
Thank you for your hard work and commitment to Seattle. May you rest in peace. Please say hi to my grandfather.