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Saturday, July 10, 2021
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Arnold Reece Jordan, 97, of Rockingham passed away Sunday, July 4th, 2021.
Arnold was born on September 28th, 1923, in Montgomery County North Carolina. He was the only child of Daniel and Myrtice Comer Jordan. His mother passed away shortly after his birth. Arnold was raised by his Grandparents. His grandfather was a Baptist minister in Star, North Carolina.
Shortly after graduating from Star High School, Arnold joined the army as a rifleman and medic to fight in World War II. Arnold was a part of the allied campaigns for Normandy (D Day), Northern France, Ardennes (The Battle of the Bulge), and Rhineland. After VE Day he was reassigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and was a part of the occupation of Japan just days after the surrender.
Upon returning from the war, he met and married his sweetheart, Louise McInnis. Eventually they settled in Rockingham where Arnold was employed by Ford Motor Company and J. M. Long Construction. He was a member of Mt Olive Baptist Church for over 60 years. While at Mt Olive, Arnold taught the Men’s Sunday School Class, sang in the choir, and severed in various positions as needed.
During retirement Arnold enjoyed gardening with Louise, building wooden toys for his grandchildren, and playing hymns on his organ. In 2018 Arnold and Louise moved to Weddington Park Assisted living to be closer to their family. The staff and residents quickly became like family and will remain a special part of our family.
Arnold was preceded in death by Louise, his wife of 68 years, and his grandson Chip Day.
Surviving are his children, Brian Jordan (Susan) and Luanne Day (Ed); grandchildren, Christine Fletcher (Bryan), Jordan Day (Jackie), Maddy Goss (Matt), and Ginny Day; great grandchildren, Blakely and Berkley Fletcher, James Jordan Day Jr. Half-sisters Jessie Schaffer (Jack), Joyce Aycoth and Judy Murray.
Funeral services will be at 2pm Saturday at the Mausoleum Chapel at Richmond Memorial Park with Rev. Dan Main and Rev. Delane Burris officiating. There will be an opportunity to greet the family after the service.
Memorials may be made to Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 596 E. Washington St. Ext., Rockingham, NC 28379