Darrell E. Jordan

February 24, 1938 ‒ January 29, 2009

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Darrell E. Jordan, age 70, Mount Vernon passed away peacefully on Thursday morning, January 29, 2009 at his home.

He was born in Mount Pleasant, Michigan on February 24, 1938, son of the late Paul and Mildred (Stewart) Jordan.

Darrell served in the United States Navy from 1956 to 1966 in the Submarine Service aboard the USS Torsk and USSBN Simon Bolivar. His career included being part of the design team of the Telemetry Systems for Surface to Air Missiles and later was part of the groundbreaking technology for the CT and MRI Scanners. Darrell retired from the State of Ohio with 13 years of service. He was a licensed Ham Radio Operator; he loved to listen to Jazz and Big band era music and studied the history of music. Darrell enjoyed playing the guitar, sailing, golfing, and gardening.

He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Ann (Elsey) Jordan, whom he married on September 2, 1956; sons, Jeff Jordan and his wife, Mary of Green Oaks, Illinois and Scott Jordan and his wife, Rebecca of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Julie Jordan and her husband, Brian Hoops of Baileyville, Maine; grandchildren, Christopher, Travis, and McKenzie Jordan, Sally, Bonnie, and Jake Hoops, and Alex and Elise Jordan; and a brother, Don Jordan of Cincinnati, Ohio.

A committal service will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, February 3, 2009 in the Chapel of the Eastlawn Memorial Park in Marietta, Ohio with Rev. Nancy O’Dell officiating. The American Legion and the V.F.W. of Marietta will provide military services.

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Knox County, 17700 Coshocton Rd., Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050.

The Dowds-Snyder Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Ohio is honored to serve the family of Darrell Jordan.