JORDAN, Douglas L. - Age 78, of Linden, passed away on Thursday, November 16, 2023. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 21. 11:00 AM at Linden Free Methodist Church, 13274 Linden Road, Linden. Pastor John Price and Pastor Michael Anderson officiating. Burial in Argentine Cemetery. Visitation will be held at Sharp Funeral Homes, Fenton Chapel, 1000 Silver Lake Road, Fenton from 2:00-8:00 on Monday, November 20. There will be a viewing at the church on Tuesday from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to My Brother’s Keeper in Flint, MI
Doug was born August 19, 1945. He was the only son of Josiah and Audrey (Shelp) Jordan. He lived most of his life in Linden, and raised his own family in his childhood home. He was a 1964 graduate of Linden High School. He married his high school sweetheart, Dianne Hurd August 14, 1965, at the Free Methodist Church in Linden. Doug was very active in the church. He held positions officially, cared for his church family in ministry, and worked behind the scenes to ensure the building was well maintained. He worked with the youth for many years. He brought the Upward Basketball Program to Linden as an outreach for Middle School students. He will long be remembered for hosting Friday night basketball. Many men attended and enjoyed that time together. Doug was an electrician by trade, as was his father. He was very proud that his sons also became electricians. He was an active member of the I.B.E.W Local 948, and retired from Newkirk Electric after 35 years of service. Later in life, he became the Vice President and all around handyman of My Brother’s Keeper in Flint. Doug loved to be busy and active. He was an avid golfer and spent many hours on the golf course with his son, Jeff, father-in-law, Mel, and many friends. He took up hiking later in life and enjoyed walking many local trails and worked his way toward his big trip to the Appalachian Trails with his walking buddy Tim. Doug loved God, Family and the
Tigers. He went to his first game as a young man with his father. And then to countless games with his family, especially his wife Dianne.
He was always willing to help anybody that needed him. He loved his family well. His children and grandchildren and great grandchildren were the loves of his heart.
His family will miss him terribly. His wife of 58 years, Dianne; 4 children, Steve (Maribeth) Jordan of Kings Mountain, NC; Jeff (Terri) Jordan of Fenton; Amy Jordan of Webster, MA; and Sandi (Dean) Whittaker of Rockford; he had 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; a sister, Laura Jordan of St. Petersburg, FL; mother-in-law, Grace Vickroy of Fenton; sisters-in-law, Liz Hurd of Linden and Debbie Myers (Tim) of Fenton; brothers-in-law, Ron (Rita) Vickroy of Ithaca, NY and Kevin (Donna) Vickroy of Montana; sister-in-law, Cindy Heiser of Harrison, MI; along with and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kay (David) McCall and Nancy (Ray) Tarbox; brother-in-law, Dan Hurd and his father-in-law, Mel Vickroy. Tributes may be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.