Mr. William Lamar Jordan, 73, of Ellaville, GA, passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021, at Piedmont Midtown Medical Center in Columbus, GA. Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at Ellaville Baptist Church with Rev. Joel Smith and Rev. John Simmons officiating. Burial will follow the service at Ellaville Cemetery. The family will greet friends after the service at graveside. Serving as pallbearers will be Billy Dozier, Mark Murphy, Glen Kemp, Hershal Shelton, Kenneth Peek, Wayne Cromer, Donnie Poole, and Neil Snyder. Honorary pallbearers will be past and present deacons of Ellaville Baptist Church, Steve Bullock, Terry Tondee, Robin Dozier, Charles Drake, Larry Carpenter, Al Mott, and Jimmy Crawford. Mr. Jordan will be available for friends to visit on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 from 9:00 AM-4:00 PM at Way-Watson Funeral Home in Ellaville.
Mr. Jordan was born September 9, 1947, in Schley County, GA, to William Blanford and Elizabeth Dillard Jordan. He was educated in the Schley County school system, graduating with honors. He later graduated from Georgia Southwestern College with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and French. He taught chemistry at Schley County High School for one year, however; his love for farming alongside his father drew him to a career to steward and care for animals and crops as a lifelong farmer. In addition to caring for his farm and family, Mr. Jordan was a servant to his community, serving as a County Commissioner for 15 years. Mr. Jordan was a member of Ellaville Baptist Church where he served many years as a deacon and Sunday School Superintendent. He enjoyed singing in the choir throughout his life. One of his greatest joys was being a member of the Missionaires where he was able to minister to residents in nursing homes sharing his love of gospel music. He never met a stranger, making new friends in every avenue of life, and planting seeds for his Lord Jesus Christ. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Alvin Eugene Jordan.
Mr. Jordan is survived by his wife of 49 years, Gloria Crozier Jordan of Ellaville, GA; a son, William Jordan of Ellaville, GA, two daughters, Natalie Walls of Lafayette, GA, and Catherine and David Benford of Ellaville, GA; and a grandson, Alexander Walls.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ellaville Baptist Church, P. O. Box 325, Ellaville, GA, 31806.
Way-Watson Funeral Home of Ellaville, GA has been entrusted with the arrangements.
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