William “Bill” Jordan

February 24, 1959 ~ May 13, 2024

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William “Bill” Holland Jordan, 65, passed away at Tupelo Hospital on May 13, 2024, after health complications related to a heart attack earlier in the year. Many family members and loved ones were able to visit and call him to share their love and say goodbye.

Bill, a native of Greenwood, MS, was the son of the late Jo Anne Box Vining and the late Mortimer Harvie Jordan, Jr.

Born in Greenwood, MS, Bill graduated from Greenwood High School and pursued a nursing degree at Delta State University. He dedicated himself to caring for others as a registered nurse at Greenwood-Leflore Hospital, from which he was long retired.

Bill was an active member of the Greenwood Branch Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. His love for music led him to play the guitar and keyboard, and his passion for The Beatles resonated with his children. He was known for specific meals—steaks seasoned with love (and garlic with the good Worcestershire sauce), smashed grilled cheese sandwiches, and perfectly seasoned spaghetti. Similarly, Bill had favorite movies, including “Back to the Future,” “The Mummy,” and “The Fifth Element.”

Among the many stories that make us smile, one family favorite is the time he proudly prepared a big bowl of ice cream, only to discover he had poured barbecue sauce instead of chocolate sauce! We’ll forever remember how he “just ruined it.”

Survived by his children, Paul, Rick, and Jacob; sister, Jana; and brother Mort; and cherished by his grandchildren, Bill’s memory lives on in the hearts of those who knew him. He was a proud Pop. He was preceded in death by his brother Jim.

The family recommends honoring his memory by listening to The Beatles (especially “One After 909”), savoring a good steak, or taking a long nap on the couch while watching one of his favorite movies.

Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, May 19, 2024 from 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Welch Funeral Home in Starkville, MS, with the funeral service immediately following in the funeral home chapel. Burial will be in Memorial Garden Park Cemetery in Starkville.

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