David Franklin Jordan was born in Marshall, Mo. on April 25, 1929 to the late Bill and Lucille (Isle) Jordan. He attended school at Lebond, Fayette, New Franklin and graduated from Armstrong in 1948.
He married the love of his life, Nina Jackson, on September 17, 1949. They enjoyed 69 years of marriage. She preceded him in death in 2018. To this union were born two daughters, Pat and Joyce.
David was a hard worker all of his life. Having grown up on a farm, he started doing farm chores at a young age. Through the years he worked a variety of jobs. He taught school at the Gold Dust country school for six weeks where he discovered that he didn’t want to be a teacher! He carried milk for Craig’s Dairy in Boonville. He and Nina moved to a farm in rural Armstrong where he raised milk cows and beef cows. He raised and showed Registered Yorkshire hogs. David also raised sheep and goats and sheered sheep for many people. He coached the Armstrong 6th, 7th and 8th grade basketball teams for a few years. He also cut and sold wood, a trait he learned from his father. He was a technician for ABS for 16 years. David ran his own plumbing and electrical business for many years. He also was a talented wood worker and showed his work at craft shows. David and Nina ran Jordanville Plants for over 20 years.
David enjoyed bird and coon hunting, fishing and mushroom hunting. He loved spending time with his family. He was extremely proud of his daughters, grand-daughters, and great-grandkids. He was always there for his daughters’ and grand-daughters’ basketball games. David had a strong faith in God and was a member of the Hillside Baptist Church in Fayette.
He is survived by his daughters, Pat Hilgedick and Joyce (Steve) Diehls; his grand-daughters, Emily (Chris) Bange and Leslie (Jon) Sutton; four great-grandchildren, Aven and Alex Bange and Jackson and Quentin Sutton, all of Fayette. Also surviving are one sister, Roberta (Charles) Crutcher of Moberly and four brothers, Carl (Jackie) Jordan of Buckner, Eddie Jordan of Jefferson City, Wayne Jordan of Protem, and Raymond (Sandy) Jordan of Moberly; brothers-in-law, Bob Hutton and Bill Jackson and sister-in-law, Jeane Jackson. Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Nina; a grand-daughter, Melissa Diehls; son-in-law, George Hildgedick; a brother, Lonnie Jordan; sisters-in-law, Avanell Hutton and Linda Jordan, and a brother-in-law, Tommy Jackson.
Services honoring David’s life will be held at 10 a.m., Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at the Armstrong Baptist Church with Rev’s. Mark Gassman, Harold Young, and Ken Stacey officiating. Burial will follow at Sharon Cemetery in Armstrong.
Visitation was from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, December 10 at Carr-Yager Funeral Home in Fayette.
Memorial contributions are suggested to Sharon Cemetery Association and Fayette High School Band Uniform Fund.