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In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Community Foundation of Martin-St. Lucie, the First United Methodist Church of Stuart general fund or the church’s Cuba Sister Church ...
OBITUARY

Floyd "Bud" Devoe Jordan Jr.

March 7, 1935November 14, 2021

Gregarious, enterprising and hilarious, Floyd “Bud” Devoe Jordan’s first love was family: his wife of 57 years, Marjie; their children, Eason, Kelly and Michael; and their grandchildren, Zoe, Dylan, Liam, Lily and Marcus. They adored Bud’s wisdom, wit and love.

As the patriarch of the Jordan family, he led by example and dreamed up and enforced such family rules as “You can do whatever you want to do, but you can’t stop people from doing what they want to do.”

Bud’s Stuart, Florida community of five decades knew him as an investment manager, a friend, a philanthropist, a parishioner, a golfer, a juggler, a clown, a dancer, and an FSU football fanatic.

Born in Alabama the son of an accountant mother and hardware store owner father, Bud was born into a world mired in depression and world war, giving him the scrappy go-getter attitude and self-made success for which he was renowned.

Bud’s remarkable life experiences empowered him to be a terrific storyteller. One of the stories he most liked to share was about how he and Martin Luther King, Jr. teamed up in the 1950s to make ice cream for the Sunday picnics after church services in Montgomery, Alabama.

With no benefactor or loan to finance his college education, he sold shaved ice treats on street corners in Marianna, Florida to pay his way through Florida State University, where he was a business major and a clown and juggler in the FSU Flying High Circus. He went on to become one of FSU’s biggest supporters as a member of the Golden Chiefs and donor to the FSU business school, where he mentored students and which in 2011 inducted Bud into its hall of fame.

After his college education, Bud moved to Atlanta, where he was a homebuilder and entrepreneur, the inventor and distributor of cleaning products, giving him the money to go to stock brokerage school in New York. Bud and Marjie were married in Atlanta in 1964.

In 1969, Bud and Marjie moved to Florida, where Bud worked as a stockbroker with EF Hutton, Prudential, Legg Mason and Merrill Lynch. He served as the first-ever investment manager in Stuart, where he worked for 50 years before retiring from Merrill Lynch at age 85.

Bud and Marjie were driving forces for good in Stuart, where he co-founded the Economic Council of Martin County, the Martin County Community Foundation and the St. Lucie River Initiative, now the Rivers Coalition. He was the biggest backer of the groundbreaking birthing center Marjie founded and ran in Stuart.

Bud, Marjie and their family treasured their time together both at home and during their travels, including to the former Soviet Union, central and western Europe, China, Cuba, the Middle East and beyond.

Vibrant and fun-loving until the end, Bud and Marjie dazzled as the king and queen of the dance floor at their granddaughter Zoe’s late October wedding.

A memorial service for Bud will happen at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4 at First United Methodist Church, 1500 S. Kanner Highway, Stuart.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Community Foundation of Martin-St. Lucie, the First United Methodist Church of Stuart general fund or the church’s Cuba Sister Church Fund.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.aycockfuneralhome.net for the Jordan family.

Services

4 December

Memorial Service

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

First United Methodist Church

1500 S Kanner Hwy
Stuart, FL 34994

Memories

Floyd "Bud" Devoe Jordan Jr.

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Dana de Windt

November 22, 2021

So unpretentious, so many financial ideas helping other brokers design and lay out planning for their clients. The true leader of the offices he graced. Always gave his time to others especially those as community minded as he was. Never a doubt in anyone’s mind as to his unselfish decision making. This is a tremendous loss to our community, and our appreciation of Bud’s leadership simply can’t be overstated. So long, Bud, we’ll all be thinking of you

Kristin Kern

November 21, 2021

Marjorie, I am sad for you and your family as I read about Bud's passing. I remember having lunch at Cafe 191 in Big Sky this last summer and chatting about life in FL and your husband. I hope your long years of marriage provide you with memories that comfort you in the time of sadness. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Alice Matthews

November 19, 2021

He will be very missed. Love and prayers.

Rosemarie Saraco

November 19, 2021

Marjie and Family I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Bud was a good and kind man. and he was so admired by all that know him. Cherish all your wonderful memories you and Bud made over the years. Please know Bob and I are here for you. May Bud Rest in Peace in the arms of God. With Deepest Sympathy. Rosemarie Saraco

gary peloquin

November 19, 2021

Thank you Bud, for imparting wisdom and humor during our times together.
I truly admired and respected your integrity and character and I am a better person for having known you.
Prayers for the Jordan Family.
Gary Peloquin.

Susan Curtis

November 19, 2021

I’ll never forget the first time I met Bud. He was beaming with pride at his wife Marjie. She was being honored at a gathering celebrating The Women’s Center, an exceptional family oriented birthing center. After singing her praises, he said that there was only one flaw. After the baby and placenta were delivered, he thought that an owner’s manual should follow! His delight at Marjie’s accomplishment were palpable. He won my heart that day and has had it ever since.

Connie and Angie Smith

November 18, 2021

Words can’t express our sadness for you and your family, Marjie. We are so thankful that we had time together before you left Montana. As we grieve his loss, Heaven has welcomed a wonderful man; and we will be reunited with him one day. Thanks be to God.

May the Holy Spirit, our Comforter, be ever present with you and your family during the days ahead.

With deepest Sympathy,
Connie and Angie





Bob Banasiak

November 18, 2021

Bud was one of the finest people I have ever known. It was a privilege to work with him and to be his friend. I will miss him.

Elaine Schmitt

November 17, 2021

Margie, Eason, Kelly and Michael,

Your loss is a great loss to many. Bud was my mentor, boss and friend for over 49 years. I will truly miss him. Even when he retired he couldn’t give it up and continued to go to his office everyday. Attached is a pictures of his girls giving him a small day of appreciation and congratulations for his retirement.
Smile as he earned his wings on earth.

Mary Ciccone

November 17, 2021

Wishing Marjie and the family my condolences on the loss of a great man, who was most especially beloved by you all, and by the greater community as well. Let him be a reminder of how a life of giving is led. 💕

FROM THE FAMILY