Robert Lyles Jordan lived a full, rich life and died at the wonderful age of 94 years and 10 months on May 21, 2014.
Robert was a founding member of the Church of the Nazarene in Fairfield and dedicated much of his life to the work of the church.
At the end of World War II, when Robert became a civilian again, he began his life’s work on the flight line at Travis Air Force Base. Accuracy, honesty and reliability were standard operating procedures for him on the job.
The neighbors all knew Robert and over the years he helped them with home repairs and automobile issues. He was over 90 and still changing the oil in his vehicles. He was fiercely independent and self-reliant.
His proudest accomplishment was his 67-year marriage to Anna, who predeceased him three years ago. Together they had three daughters, Pat Jordan Cloke (David), Barbara “Jill” Yungling (Tom) and Carol Jordan Browning (Ron). Their family increased to include four grandchildren, Carrie White Johns (Ty), Hunter Bender, Elizabeth Browning Parsons (Chris) and Emily Browning Cray (Chad). Robert also lived long enough to have two great-grandsons, Drake Bender, 11, and Ari Cray, 5. Another great-grandson is expected any day in the Cray family.
During this last phase of his life he endeared himself to his caregivers and family with humor and a twinkle in his eye. He loved people, had many friends and stated he was content at the end of his long life.
Services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014, at the Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave., Fairfield, Calif. 94533. Graveside services will follow at 1 p.m. at Cherokee Memorial Park, East Harney Lane at Highway 99, Lodi, Calif. 95240.
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Arrangements under the care of Fairfield Funeral Home, 707-425-1041.