Charles A. Jordan, Jr.

September 24, 1947 – December 6, 2022

December 6, 2022

Charles was born 9/24/1947 in Wheeling WV to Arnetta and Charles Jordan Sr. and raised in St. Clairsville OH. He died unexpectedly of a stroke/heart attack on 12/6/2022 in Aurora CO and went to be with Jesus. Charles graduated from St. Clairsville High School then joined the Navy and served onboard ship during the Vietnam War. After returning from the Navy, he worked many jobs before joining Columbia Gas & Oil for 25 years starting first as a meter reader and rising up through the ranks. Taking early retirement, he moved to Aurora, CO in 1999 to be near his son, Josh, who graduated from Overland High School before attending Colorado State University. Ultimately, he became a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Charles worked 8 years for SUSS Motors in Aurora in the new car department. In 2007 Charles met Jill Harris at Panera Bread where he sat and drank coffee reading the paper while she checked her email before going to work. She needed some manpower to move apartments and the relationship deepened after having him for dinner to express her appreciation for his help. He married Jill Harris November 22, 2008. Eight months later he was diagnosed with MS. For over 10 years Charles was part of a wonderful Aphasia support group. He was the only non-stroke survivor in the group. He arrived early every week to set up the chairs and make ensure the coffee was ready. In spite of his disease, Charles lived a full life enjoying many activities, traveling to many places including an Alaskan Cruise, and making new friends. The faith of his youth was strengthened while attending services and Bible Studies at Restoration Christian Fellowship and most recently Colorado Community Church where he served on the Security Team. He enjoyed praying with his wife every night before she went to bed. Charles was known as a kind, gentle man with a great sense of humor and a servant heart. Charles is survived by his wife, Jill Harris Jordan; son, Dr. Joshua Jordan (Ivy) plus two grandchildren, (Roman and Sloane) from Fargo, ND. His four brothers (Wayne, Dave, Kevin and Nathan) who still live in the St. Clairsville OH area. He was an organ donor and was able to donate skin from his chest and back for burn victims and soft tissue from his legs and arms for people with tramatic injuries. A Celebration of Life will be held 2/2/2023 at 11:00 am at Colorado Community Church, 14000 E Jewel Ave., Aurora CO 80013. Memorial donations will be divided between four ministries the Jordan’s support. One working with Muslims in France, one working with Hispanic college students in the Denver Metro area, one working with the poor and immigrants near Colfax and finally a ministry in Jackson, MS sharing Jesus with preschoolers.