Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Obituaries

January 7, 2014

N.B. 'Buck' Jordan

N.B. "Buck" Jordan of Waxahachie passed away peacefully on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014. Buck was a lifelong resident of Waxahachie, born July 6, 1932. He was the fourth of six children born to N.B. (Nick) and Lucy Jordan. He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Stanley (Corky )Jordan, Charles Jordan and Rodgers Jordan and two sisters, Mariam Seegers and Bettye Morris.

Buck had several careers that spanned his life in Waxahachie. He retired from AT&T after 31 years in 1984, and one week later took over the helm of The Waxahachie Chamber of Commerce as CEO until his retirement in 2001. It was this second career that Buck really poured his heart into. He played a key role in bringing many businesses and industries to the Waxahachie area, including the Super Collider Project before it was closed down. He was a firm believer in Waxahachie and he was available for all businesses no matter how large or small. He continued to serve Waxahachie after his retirement from the Chamber of Commerce by serving on the City Council and later Mayor of Waxahachie. Buck was an ambassador of and for Waxahachie and its citizens. He worked tirelessly on many projects and committees even after he was diagnosed with cancer. He was never too busy to listen or help anyone in Waxahachie.

Buck’s other passion was sports. He was an avid golfer up until a few years before his death. He and his life-long friend Jerry Roberts manned the scoreboard and clock at Old Wilemon Field and  Lumpkins Stadium for over 40 years. He served as president of the Waxahachie Pony League, along with being a coach for his son’s team. He did PA work for many years at Richards Park.

Buck is survived by his wife Jane Jordan of Waxahachie; sons Nick Jordan and his wife Renee’ of Athens, and Jeff Jordan and his wife Kari of Castroville; six grandchildren, Nicole Dunn of Waxahachie, Jason Jordan of Waxahachie, Lindsey and Rocky Whitely of Conroe, Jessica Johnston of Dallas, Jared Jordan of Athens, and Lexi Jordan of Conroe, as well as five great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at The Wayne Boze Funeral Home in Waxahachie.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 at The Civic Center in Waxahachie.

Pallbearers will be Jerry Roberts, Kevin Strength, Gary Cantrell, Justin Wakeland, Phil Reynolds and Dr. Sonny Roye.

Honorary Pallbearers will be George and Mark Singleton, John Wray, Chuck Beatty, and Paul Stephens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to The American Cancer Society or a charity of the person’s choosing. The Rev. Walter Buchanan will officiate. Speakers at the memorial service will be Kevin Strength, Congressman Joe Barton and Jeff Jordan.

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