James "Larry" Jordan

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Funeral services for Mr. James Jordan, 69, of Dickens, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 4, at the Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Judy DePue will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer.

Mr. Jordan passed away very suddenly at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls on Wednesday, Dec. 28, at the age of 69.

James Larry Jordan, the son of James and Gwen (Mather) Jordan, was born Dec. 22, 1942, in Santa Monica, Calif. He was raised and received his early education there. Following high school, he moved to Iowa and started working for the Milwaukee Railroad.

Larry married Cheri Taylor on March 3, 1972, in Spencer. Following their marriage, the couple moved to California, near the Bay Area. Larry started working for the Pipefitters Local Union No. 342. They eventually moved into the northern part of the state, where they raised their family.

Larry enjoyed being outside, spending his time in the woods and mountains. He also liked to go fishing and play golf. Larry loved his family and was the greatest husband, father and grandpa ever. He was always helping others and really enjoyed spending time with all of his grandchildren. The couple moved back to Dickens in 2001, so Cheri could be closer to her family.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Les Jordan and two nephews, Bobby Jordan and Daniel Lawson.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife; sons Earl Taylor "T.J." Jordan, and his wife Linda, of Ruthven, and Chris Jordan, and his wife, Star, of Oroville, Calif.; and several grandchildren, relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.