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William Magness Jordan, 93
OBIT - Magness Jordan original

Mr. William Magness Jordan, 93, of McMinnville died peacefully Sunday, June 17, at his residence with his loved ones around him.
He was born July 11, 1924, in Hamilton County, was the co-owner of Jordan & Bell Contractors, a member of Shellsford Baptist Church where he previously served as a deacon, served his country with the U.S. Army during World War II, was a Prisoner of War, member of Warren Masonic Lodge 125, VFW Post 5064, and American Legion Post 173. Mr. Jordan was preceded in death by parents William Albert and Chloe Phillips Jordan, first wife Geneva Hughes Jordan, son David Michael Jordan, sister Helen Eilene Davis, and a step-grandson Matthew Robinson.
Survivors include his wife Betty Jo Jordan, children Ann (Joe) Grissom, Martin Lee (Diane) Jordan and Ralph Mitchell Jordan all of McMinnville, daughter-in-law Deborah Jordan, step-son Bobby (Paulette) Robinson, step-daughter Robbie (Don) Hitchcock, grandchildren Leslie Wanamaker, Jeff Grissom, Mitchell Grissom, Jeanette Bond, Clint Jordan, Jacob Jordan, Martin Lee Jr., Matthew Jordan, Mark Jordan, Magness Jordan, Mary Jordan, and Ruth Petrey, and step-grandson Donnie Hitchcock. A host of great-grandchildren and family friends also survive.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, at McMinnville Funeral Home Chapel. Pastor Ricky Lee will officiate. Interment will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery. Military grave rites will be administered by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. The Jordan family will receive friends Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the parlors of McMinnville Funeral Home. Memorial donations may be made to Caris Hospice. Online condolences may be made at
McMinnville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements, 473-6606.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) June 20, 2018