Mr. Willie F. Jordan


Mr. Willie Frank Jordan passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at his residence. Funeral services were held on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 12:00 Noon at Springfield Baptist Church with Rev. Calvin Hatcher officiating. Interment was held at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

On Sunday, August 20, 1950, the late Mr. Willie Frank Jordan, Sr. and the late Mrs. Mattie Taylor Jordan were blessed with a baby boy whom they named Willie Frank Jordan, Jr., the first of seven children.

Frank Jr., affectionately known as “Sugar Bear” to his family and friends attended the public schools of Washington County. He graduated with honors from T.J. Elder High School in 1969. After high school he continued his education at Savannah State College where he graduated with honors with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration. While attending college, he was employed at Lapp Insulator Company and AICC (Imerys) until his health failed.

Sugar Bear was a cross town icon, raised on Floyd Street until moving to Newman Turner Street. He was loved by the community. He had the ability to make people laugh and gave everyone a nickname, such as Brickhouse, Diva and Silverback to name a few.

He had daily Bible Readings with his mother and grandmother while at home. He enjoyed reading newspapers and Time Magazine. He was very knowledgeable in sports trivia world and local news.

Frank loved the Atlanta Braves and the Atlanta Falcons. Before H&R Block came along, Sugar Bear was the Tax preparer.

Before Facebook, he called everybody on their birthday or anniversary every year. He loved to grow vegetables and flowers before he became disabled.

Sugar Bear was preceded in death by his parents: Mr. Willie Frank Jordan, Jr. and Mrs. Mattie Taylor Jordan and one brother: Mr. Kenneth Jordan.

Mr. Jordan is survived by his daughter: Ms. Kimbley Shonta Hunter (Christopher Taylor); three sisters: Mrs. Sallie (Frank) Hatcher, Ms. Annie R. Jordan, Mrs. Dorothy (George) Tucker; two brothers: Mr. Bobby (Carolyn) Jordan, Mr. Melvin (Anna) Jordan; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends: M.C. Smith Funeral Home in charge.

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