November 17, 2012
Charles A. "Chuck" Jordan, Jr. left this world on Tuesday, November 13, 2012.
Funeral services were Thursday at Glenwood Cemetery under the direction of Stricklin- King Funeral Home. There were no active pallbearers but Jordan requested that all the citizens of Greenville serve as honorary pallbearers as a sign of unity. A memorial Mass was held Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Greenville.
A native of Yazoo City, he was the oldest of nine children of Charles A. Jordan and Mabel Norman Jordan. He graduated from St. Clara Academy in Yazoo City and Mississippi State University, where he was Mr. MSU and President of the Student Association. He also is a member of Kappa Alpha Order .
After graduation, he married Jane Power of Greenwood and they had two daughters, the late Liza Jordan Vaughn (Edward) of Cleveland and Adrian Jordan Love (Walker) of Atlanta. They have four grandchildren-William Thomas Vaughn, Joseph Tyler Vaughn, Elizabeth Caruthers Love and Archer Whitaker Love.
In his first employment, he served as Executive Assistant to the late Owen Cooper, President of Mississippi Chemical Corporation, and Executive Vice President Harry Griffith prior to joining Delta National Bank in Yazoo City under the guidance of Miller Holmes. After nine years in Yazoo City, he became Executive Vice President at First Columbus National Bank. After two years, he returned to his beloved Delta working with Henry Paris as President of Planters Bank's Greenville Office. He graduated from a number of banking schools including the Graduate School of Banking of the South at LSU, where he served as Trustee. He was active in all facets of Greenville from St. Joseph's Catholic Church to the various civic organizations where he served as President. He was King of the Junior Auxillary Ball in 2000.
State-wide, he was particularly proud of his long time service to the Mississippi Economic Council, Delta Council, Mississippi Bankers Association, the College of Business at Mississippi State University and Rotary International District 6820 where he was District Governor.
He retired after 42 years of banking in April 2011 and immediately ran for Mayor of Greenville, where the citizens of Greenville overwhelmingly elected him with two thirds of the votes cast. Serving as Mayor for a short nine months, the citizens of Greenville have united and made remarkable progress in revitalizing Greenville.
Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church 412 Main Street Greenville, MS 38701 or to the Community Foundation of Washington County Youth Programs c/o Planters Bank and Trust Co, PO Box 639, Greenville, MS, 38702.