Vernon, James Jordan Jr., known as “JR”, 77, of Jacksonville, FL, passed away August 13, 2020.”JR” was born September 13, 1942, in Jacksonville, FL, the son of late Vernon James Jordan Sr. and Ida Dixon Jordan. JR was the youngest son of 7 children.
He was a native of Jacksonville, FL, and attended Andrew Jackson High School. He worked as a Checker and recently retired from the International Longshoreman’s Association (ILA) Local 1593.
JR was a loving son, brother, father, grandfather, and a friend to many. He enjoyed many activities such as fishing, riding motorcycles, racecars, golfing, football, spending time with friends, and making people laugh.
JR is predeceased in death by his parents; 2 sons, Cary Jordan, James “Jimmy” Jordan and his sister Joy Davis. He is survived by his 2 daughters Lori Wilson (Kevin) and Yvette Barton (Raymond); 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; 5 siblings, Gayle Adams, Cary Jordan, Cedric Jordan, Joyce Holloway, Latrelle Raker and many nieces & nephews.
A Celebration of life will be held on August 19, 2020, at 10 am with Tammy Dennard officiating at Cedar Bay Funeral Home, 405 New Berlin Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218. The family will receive visitors from 9-10 am, one hour prior to the service.
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