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Jim Jordan Jr.

November 28, 1933 — September 3, 2018

Beloved husband, brother, uncle, friend and educator Jim L. Jordan Jr., 84, of Monahans passed away on Monday, September 3 in Monahans.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 pm on Thursday, September 6 at Harkey Funeral Home in Monahans. Funeral services will be held Friday, September 7 at 2pm at the First Baptist Church of Monahans with Rev. Chris Powell officiating. Burial will follow at Monahans Memorial Cemetery.

Jim was born in Eldorado, Oklahoma to Jim L. Jordan Sr. and Evia (Mincey) Jordan on November 28, 1933. He moved with his family to Ward County in 1936 at the age of three. Jim graduated from Monahans High School in 1952 and from Texas Tech in 1956 with a bachelors' degree and again with a masters' degree in 1963.

In his 54th high school reunion book, Jim wrote that he met Mary Helen Branam in high school and knew that she was the one for him. They married on May 28, 1955 at the First Baptist Church in Monahans. They were married for 63 years. Jim and Helen had one beautiful daughter, Cathy, who passed away at 18 months of age. He professed Christianity at a early age, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Monahans, Texas for 54 years. Jim spent the entirety of his career, save for one year, educating the youth of Monahans. He began as a math teacher at MHS and after 6 years became assistant principal there. After Monahans High he spent 16 years as principal first at Tatom Elementary and then at Sudderth Elementary. He finished his career with MWPISD as assistant superintendent; a job he held for 8 years.

During his time as a beloved and dedicated educator in Monahans, Jim was nominated for and received several awards including the Monahans Chamber of Commerce Youth Leadership Award and the 'Tepsan of the Year' Award from the Texas Elementary Principals Association, both in 1988. After their retirements, Jim and Helen traveled extensively in their RV. They loved their travels and made many close friendships all over the United States.

Jim L. Jordan, Jr. is preceded in death by his daughter Cathy, his parents Jim Sr. and Evia, his sister Gwen, niece, Debra Jean Moore, and nephew, Kenneth Wayne Moore.

Jim is survived by his sweetheart and bride, Helen Jordan, nephews Mikel Strickland and his wife Brenda, Rhon Strickland and his wife Joann, Steve Strickland and his wife Amy, Troy Lee Branam, sister in law, Sue Branam, nieces, Sharon Lynn Miller, Suzanne Bloodworth and husband Marty, Dianne Solum and husband Matthew, Linda Kay Joseph and husband Derrick, and many grand and even great-grand nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Mike Strickland, Rhon Strickland, Steve Strickland, Jake Strickland, Ed Middlebrooks and Cy Middlebrooks.

In lieu of flowers the family has asked that donations be made in Jim's name to the organization of their own choice.

Visit our website harkeyfunerals.com to sign the guestbook or leave a personal note for the family.

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Harkey Funeral Home.

Visitation


Viewing

Harkey Funeral Home
210 S. Allen
Monahans, TX  79756
Thursday, September 6, 2018
9:00 AM ~ 8:00 PM

Visitation

Harkey Funeral Home
210 S. Allen
Monahans, TX  79756
Thursday, September 6, 2018
6:00 PM ~ 8:00 PM

Service


Funeral Service

First Baptist Church
504 S Alice Ave
Monahans, TX  79756
Friday, September 7, 2018
2:00 PM

Cemetery


Monahans Memorial Cemetery
4th and Helen
Monahans, TX  79756
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