Neal Jordan

December 20, 1923September 18, 2013

Neal Jordan passed away September 18, 2013 in Bakersfield, CA surrounded by family. He was born in St. Louis, Oklahoma on December 20, 1923 to Roy H. and Cordie Patrick Jordan. He attended a small country school playing basketball, football, baseball, and drove a school bus his senior year. After graduation in June of 1943 he joined the United States Air Force training at Ft. Sill, Okahoma and then drove truck transporting personnel, airplane equipment and parts. Neal served in France, Germany and Belgium during the war. On January 6, 1946 he was discharged. There were no jobs in Oklahoma so he and his brother came to California. He worked for Southern California Gas Company from 1956 to 1986. Neal and JoAnne did a lot of traveling in their motor home, fishing and visiting family in many states. He also enjoyed golfing. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Iona Clower and his brother Roland. Neal is survived by his wife, JoAnne of 40 years; a brother Dwight (Evelyn),daughters Sandra Campbell (Roger), Debra Henry (Donald), Karin Manuele (Steve) sons Earl Baker (Loraine) Bruce Baker (Debbie) 13 grand children,13 great grandchildren many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 22, 2013 from 3 – 6 p.m. at Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue in Visalia, CA. Memorial services will be held at First Christian Church, 1023 N. Chinowith in Visalia. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to First Christian Church 1023 N. Chinowth, Visalia, CA 93291 or Optimal Hospice 1625 Chester Ave. Suite 401, Bakersfield, CA 93301. Tributes and condolences may be made at Arrangements entrusted to Miller Memorial Chapel, 1120 W. Goshen Avenue, Visalia, CA 93291 (559) 732-8371.


  • Memorial Service Monday, September 23, 2013

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David Nichols

September 30, 2013

Aunt Joanne I am so sorry to hear of Uncle Neil passing. He was always so kind and loving, and he had a smile that could light up Texas. I am so sorry for your loss my prayers are with you.

September 24, 2013

It can be so hard to face the first year without your loved one, but the love of family and friends can carry you through.

Jim and Lola Collins

September 23, 2013

JoAnne and family, my heart goes out to you. I am so sad to hear of Neal's passing. He had a wonderful family and many wonderful friends throughout his life. I'll always remember his wonderful sense of humor, and all the good times we had at Wishon! May God grant you peace.

Belinda Martin

September 22, 2013

What a wonderful man, so sorry to hear of his loss. Our thoughts are with you at this time JoAnne, I know how hard you have fought by his side. Love, George & Belinda

September 20, 2013

JoAnne, so sorry to hear about Neal. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
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David Reid

September 20, 2013

Joanne, Bruce, Karen and Earl, so sorry to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. It's been a long time since we have seen most of you. We missed you at the class reunion Bruce. Hope all is well. David and Robbin Reid

September 20, 2013

Hi JoAnne, so sorry to read about Neal and sorry I have lost touch with you. Please know I am thinking of you at this time and if ever in Carmel please get in touch. Neal was a lovely man and you and he spent many years together in a positive way. My deepest sympathy, Daisy Pryor-Andrews