Carroll Eugene “Gene” Jordan

July 24, 1937 ‒ February 28, 2013

Ostrander, Ohio

Carroll Eugene “Gene” Jordan, 75, of Delaware passed away early Thursday morning February 28, 2013 at Grady Memorial Hospital surrounded by his loving family.

He was born July 24, 1937 in Delaware to Harry and Hannah “Marie” (Clark) Jordan.

He served his country as a member of the United States Air Force for 8 years and then served another 28 years in the Air Force reserves. He also worked 33 years for PPG in Delaware. On June 24, 1974 he married the love of his life Ruth Acker. He attended William Street United Methodist Church, with his wife, when able and was a member of the Eagles #376 and a life member of the AmVets Post #102, Delaware. He was an avid golfer, Cincinnati Bengal and OSU Buckeye fan who loved buying cars and watching wrestling. He was the “best cactus farmer in Ohio” and also a very good carpenter who never used a level or tape measure.

Left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of almost 39 years, Ruth; daughters, Kathy (Mick) Moyer of Radnor and Tracy Smith of Tipton, Indiana; 18 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; stepdaughters, Dianna Stull of Onamia, Minnesota, Doreen (Tony) Woods of Pineville, Oregon, and Darlene Smith of Delaware; stepsons, Dan and Bill Kise of Delaware; step son-in-law, Douglas Stull of Marysville; brother, Ralph (Mary Jane) Jordan of Fillmore, Indiana; sister, Juanita Fitzgerald of Findlay; numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother William Jordan, and his in-laws Carl and Dorothy Acker Sr.

The family will receive friends on Sunday March 3rd from 2 -5 pm at the Snyder-Rodman Funeral Center, 1510 W. William Street at Valleyside Drive, Delaware and where funeral services will be held on Monday March 4th at 11:00 am with Rev. Donnie Akers officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery where the Delaware County Veterans Association will provide military honors at graveside.

Contributions in Gene’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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