Archie Leo Jordan
June 12, 1945 – November 29, 2018
The Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted for Archie Leo Jordan on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018 at 10:00 am at St. Brigid Catholic Church with Father Stuart Crevcoure officiating. The family will be receiving guest from 3:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Reed-Culver Funeral Home. His Rosary will be recited Monday, December 3rd, 2018 at 7:00 pm at Reed-Culver Chapel. He will be buried with full Army Honors from Ft. Sill at Ft. Gibson National Cemetery at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, December 4th, 2018. Online condolences may be left for his family at www.reedculver.com.
His pallbearers are the Honors Team of the United States Army Ft. Sill, OK. Honorary pallbearers include Fritz Cravey, Darrell Cravey, Thomas Thomas, John Jordan and Jim Gillhooley.
Archie Leo Jordan was born on June 12th, 1945, in Hemet, CA, the son of Archie junior and Virginia Rose (Cravey) Jordan. He attended school and then began his career in the United States Army, proudly serving his country for 20 years as a transportation specialist, tank Commander, construction Engineering Supervisor, and Technical Engineering Supervisor and was awarded the Army Commendation medal, Army Service Ribbon, Armed forces Expeditionary Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon and Sharpshooter. He met and married the love of his life, ChangSun “Rachel” while serving in South Korea. On August 14th, 1968 they were wed and together, they raised a family of one son and two daughters, Tina Gillhooley and husband Jim of Lakeview, MI, John Jordan of Tahlequah, OK, and Sally Jordan, also of Tahlequah, OK. There was nothing that made Archie happier than meeting new friends and seeing new places. He loved people and it showed, he was quick to tease and flirt, but would invite you to dinner or offer to help you whenever you needed his assistance. He was creative and enjoyed writing poetry and music. When it came to the important things in his life, his family was always first and foremost. There wasn’t anything he wouldn't do for his children or his adored grandchildren, Rhiannon, Liam, Maya and Dani. He worked alongside his wife Rachel, in Copperas Cove, Texas, and together they owned and operated a Korean Grocery Store, and when he was there, it was serving customers in the personal way, with a smile. He also worked for a time as a Prison Guard for the State of Texas. The family moved to Tahlequah, Archie loved the friends he made and the surrounding countryside. He placed his trust in the Lord, and the Lord took this good and faithful servant home from his labors on November 29th, 2018, at his home surrounded by those who knew and loved him. He was 73 years old. Archie will be greatly missed by all those who knew and trusted him.
He is preceded in death by his mother and father, and his grandparents.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of fifty years, Rachel Jordan of the home. He leaves his three children, Tina Gillhooley. John Jordan and Sally Jordan and lives on in his four adored grandchildren, Rhianna Gillhooley of Lakeview, MI, Liam Gillhooley also of Lakeview, MI, Maya Stephens of Tahlequah and Dani Stephens of Tahlequah, as well as many cousins, and a host of friends and loved ones.
- Fritz Cravey, Honorary
- Darrell Cravey, Honorary
- Thomas Thomas, Honorary
- John Jordan, Honorary
- Jim Gillhooley, Honorary
- Visitation Monday, December 3, 2018
- Rosary Monday, December 3, 2018
- Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Archie Leo Jordan
Tammy Arenas ( Jordan) sister
January 20, 2019
Good bye brother. Although i never met you i will never forget you or the talks we had. Ill always love you. You taught me alot about life and family give Arthur, grandma and grandpa a big hug from me.
December 3, 2018
My heartfelt condolences to the Gillhooley family on their loss.
Anne & Steve Jetzer
Debra Ballard Ray
December 3, 2018
I never got to meet Archie, in person but, I absolutely loved that he reached out to me,as a new found cousin. He was such a family man with deep thoughts and a loving spirit. I know his wife, children, grandchildren and beloved family and friends will miss him. Think about every positive memory, a smile, a word and know you’ve been blessed as he was blessed by each of you.
December 3, 2018
I remember the day I found out that you existed I did not know that my mom had another brother. I remember asking her about you and her being so excited I found you. It was no accident that I found you it was meant to be. I remember you excepting me as your niece right off the bat. I want to thank you for showing me the love of family that I never thought I'd know on that side of the family. Even if it was only thru facebook and over the phone. And sharing pieces of family history with me that I never would have known without you. You will be missed greatly Uncle. Fly high Uncle and tell everyone high for us at the hog fry in the sky.
December 2, 2018
We’re very sadden to hear of your loss condolences to family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Tom & Gloria Anderson